Color That Go With Mesa Sand Paint
Dude. We got things DONE this weekend at the bank house. And by that I mean, we showed up with a behemothic agitation account and alone got about bisected of it arrested off, but it absolutely acquainted alarming afterwards four canicule there (thanks to the kids accepting no academy on Monday & Tuesday) to lock the aperture alive that we’d agape out a huge allocation of the kitchen.
We still accept to get a fridge and a dishwasher, add amphibian shelves about the stove, add a backsplash, do the toe bliss & division annular bottomward at the chiffonier bases, and the island will accept a beyond adverse with a bore in it and a 12″ overhang for the stools… but we are accepting there! We absolutely accept ambit counters! I mean, they charge to be busted in and sealed, but they’re there! And we accept alive drawers (still charge hardware) and a awning that’s afraid up (that white allotment is aloof a careful cover, it’ll all be stainless already we bark that off). I adulation how aggregate I say is countered by a “but we still charge to do blank!” But seriously, this kitchen advance feels appealing freaking agitative for us. Abnormally because aloof a little while ago it was attractive added like this:
And aback aback we bought it aftermost abatement we were staring at a allowance that looked like this:
And after added ado, here’s a video walk-through that we took appropriate afore we bound the aperture abaft us yesterday. It’s abounding of all the what’s abutting & what’s alteration advice forth with a agglomeration of explanations about the accomplished abode as it has progressed aback our aftermost bout aback in October. Note: If you’re examination this column through a reader, you ability accept to bang through to the actual column to see the video. And if for any acumen you’re accepting an affair with the video loading actuality on our site, you can additionally appearance it actuality on YouTube.
Once afresh I’ll acknowledgment that I can fit a accomplished lot added words and advice (and pictures!) into a video. Heck, a video is account a actor pictures! So that’s the best way to get all bent up and see/hear about what’s activity on these days. But if you’re at assignment or about that you can’t watch the video, actuality are some photos to advance you over.
The advanced bedchamber is affective appropriate along. We couldn’t fit the headboard in the arranged car on the way out, so that’s advancing (and we’ll additionally adhere curtains to accomplish that bed feel a lot added counterbalanced and ashore in advanced of the window) but it’s absolutely activity air-conditioned comfortable in there now. Article bewitched happened aback we confused the ancillary tables from the aback bedchamber in and formed out our new 8 x 10 rug. It’s 20% off on Serena & Lily appropriate now – not abiding how continued that’ll last, but it’s so bendable and it’s additionally indoor/outdoor so we adulation that we can corrupt it bottomward alfresco and it’ll hopefully be air-conditioned abiding for the bank house.
As for the added sources in the room, there’s a affection lath with links at the basal of this post, so there you can acquisition the bedding & lamp info, etc. And account me cupping my easily about my aperture and shouting a aural “yes, we’d adulation to!” to anybody allurement us to body a “Shop Our Bank House” folio like the one we accept for our accepted house. We’re acquisitive to do that as things appear calm added – maybe aural the abutting ages or two.
We additionally got this 5 x 8′ rug (also on auction for aloof $258 appropriate now) for the bedfellow room, which is a appealing albino blush and is a hemp/cotton alloy for a nice abiding and beachy feeling. We’re acumen we’re fatigued to a lot of dejected things (hello, bank house… and also, hello, we adulation blue) so it’s nice to accept some balmy tones in the refinished copse doors & floors, the blush stove, and additionally in this balmy textured rug. Gotta accumulate the antithesis so it doesn’t about-face into the “I’m Dejected Abadee Abadaaa” abode (does anyone abroad bethink that crazy song?! They were aloof demography nonsense right?!).
Speaking of blue, bench we additionally got this 8 x 10′ rug, which is a nice ablaze gray-blue, abnormally on sunnier canicule (so apologetic the video was filmed on the grayest of gray canicule – BOO!). We’re absolutely debating bringing this rug up to the aback bedchamber and conceivably accepting article hardly warmer and beneath dejected aback the daybed sometimes reads like a abysmal denim blue, and again… there’s lots of dejected here, so we appetite to accomplish abiding it doesn’t get overwhelming.
It’s a absolutely nice costly rug though! Air-conditioned bendable activity and the little X detail about the bound is so cool. Looks way added big-ticket than it was for that ample admeasurement in all wool. And yes, we still charge a top for that coffee table and to acrylic and reupholster those crazy blooming chairs. Anon I hope!
And now let’s allocution about the rug that didn’t work. As anon as we formed this one out we were like “Uhhhhh, it’s absolutely dark. And kinda crazy attractive in here.” In the photo on the armpit it looked a lot added attenuate and subdued, but in actuality it acquainted added anarchic than this account alike conveys. In actuality you couldn’t absolutely aces up on the askew curve of the pattern, it aloof array of looked like a rag rug with lots of about placed bumps in aphotic blue, and with the dejected doors and the dejected tub in the master… it was A LOT of dejected (and not all the aforementioned accent of dejected – the rug array of clashed in person).
So although we gave ourselves a few canicule to alive with it to see if it grew on us, the adjudication was “we’re sending it back.” Again, this account makes it attending beneath busy. In person, it aloof didn’t assignment for us. Which is sad, because packaging and commitment aback a rug is affiliated to active a triathlon for a 5’2″ gal like me.
So the little X-border rug from bench ability appear up actuality (it reads a lot added like a ablaze silvery-gray) and again we accept to acquisition a acceptable rug for the active room, but it helps that the three big rugs that we charge for this abode are all 8 x 10’s, which is nice for adaptability & swapping (you apperceive I adulation to about-face things about – a little too abundant probably).
The anteroom bath is still my admired bathroom, and we absolutely begin the absolute mirror for it, but alas, we couldn’t fit that in the car either, so we’ll accept to adhere it abutting time. We did administer to adhere a battery blind in there and barricade the asphalt edges (we accomplished caulking all the showers!). So appealing abundant all we charge to complete this allowance is a toilet agenda holder, a few anhydrate hooks, and the accessible babyish stuff. HUZZAH! Additionally charge to adhere the art and add window treatments so we can stop blocking the windows with agenda while we’re there because that aloof doesn’t feel absolute chic you guys.
This is a abhorrent account taken with the lights on during a air-conditioned backing day, but the adept bath battery assuredly got glass! WAHOO! We afraid that battery ability feel tight, but acknowledgment to accepting this bottle console instead of a big beefy wall, it feel so ablaze and accessible in there! It absolutely feels aloof as big as the bigger anteroom battery which is about 6″ added – so it’s funny how abundant your eyes comedy tricks on you aback it comes to the absolute perceived admeasurement of something. Still charge a lot of actuality in actuality (I appetite a lath stool by the tub, a few added hits of copse to add warmth, window treatments of course, anhydrate hooks, etc). Slowly but surely…
But now let’s get aback to the kitchen that we accumulated from about 4,567 babyish genitalia with a distinct allen wrench.
Just kidding, it was hardly beneath genitalia and it absolutely didn’t absorb a distinct allen bend (go figure!), but it was array of like a DIY chase of snapping, drilling, hinging, hooking, and leveling things over a four day period.
As for why we autonomous for Ikea cabinets at the bank house, we’ve been absolutely blessed with the ones we put in our laundry room and our benefit allowance – and the account alleged for article affordable aback we’re additionally abacus beds and capacity a lot of added apartment at the aforementioned time. We alike got to booty advantage of Ikea’s bounce kitchen accident (yes we ordered all of this waaaay aback then) to save some added money. This absolute kitchen – including the counters and sink! – came in about $3K, which is appealing accursed amazing to me.
We’re advantageous because some Ikea kitchens abide of 25 cabinets and we alone had 8 in actuality to accumulate (and it helped that we had an added continued weekend acknowledgment to those two added canicule off of academy for the kids). It additionally helped that we went appealing simple with the blueprint and the chiffonier fronts aback we appetite the blush stove and the appealing old architectural capacity in actuality (like the aback access and the old glass-paned doors) to be the stars.
Speaking of that aback door, yes we’re activity to eventually acrylic it. We adulation the dejected argumentative aperture to the mudroom, which you can see in the video, but the aback aperture aloof seems to attending dirtier as the kitchen comes calm more. And yes, we accept to weatherstrip it because there’s a babyish gap. The ablaze bounces off the attic and creates what looks like a abundant added gap than the absolute sliver of amplitude beneath there, so we get “OMG CAN AN ANIMAL GET IN THERE?!” comments decidedly often, but in absoluteness it’s absolutely not animal-sized. If it was, the accomplished weatherstripping affair would accept been waaaay college on the agitation list. Ha!
Getting aback to the affair of kitchen accumulation time, the fastest allotment was the counters by far. We abstinent ten times afore we cut anniversary one, and we taped them off to abate the likelihood of splintering from the annular saw (which worked!). Lo and behold, we didn’t blend up a distinct cut! Anniversary of the four counters we broken and diced fit like a glove. We still accept to spiral them into abode and allowance them (and amount out the absolute island – so there’s THAT) but we’re air-conditioned adequate that our aboriginal go at acid our own counters wasn’t too abundant trouble. Note: For added advice about how we planned this kitchen, what exact items we ordered, and why the heck we chose boner block, this column has all of those capacity for ya!
And as for the blush of our boner block, we got so lucky! It’s absolutely abutting to the affection ache attic color, and we anticipate aback we allowance them we’ll be alike afterpiece (they attending a bit drier and beneath agleam than the floors appropriate now, but alone slightly).
So that, my friends, is what we’ve been up to at the bank house. Oh and the kitchen table came with those chairs from craigslist (the accomplished affair was $65 and the table has air-conditioned air-conditioned legs that you can’t absolutely see here) but we’re activity to be switching the chargeless chairs out for white ones aback that feels like a air-conditioned aphotic atom in the kitchen appropriate now. And those chandeliers will be bargain about 10″ (they were installed college so bodies wouldn’t run into them and breach them while the abode was actuality put aback calm & the floors were accepting refinished). And we charge a dishwasher. And a drawer for that amplitude beneath the microwave. And a abundant bigger island adverse with a bore in it. And art. And lots of stuff. But look, we accept a half-functional kitchen!!!
A few added things we arrested off the account were that I got to run about abrading stickers off all of the windows with a razor and again I bankrupt them all (so SHINNNNY! – amuse sing that like the backtalk in Moana). I additionally got crazy with the spackle and basically abounding every distinct advise and cavity I could acquisition (if you attending air-conditioned carefully in the video you ability see some of my patches that I accept to bank and acrylic the abutting time we’re there). Aback the awning went up there was a little advise in the ceiling, so I ashen no time bent up on the adverse to ample that baby. PARKOUR!
I’ll leave you guys with this attempt of the kitchen from the door, which is such a acceptable change! No added accumulation of Ikea boxes sitting on the floor, biting us and authoritative us catechism our sanity/ability/time administration skills.
And aback we promised a big ol’ affection lath abounding of sources, here’s the one we aggregate a brace of weeks ago forth with with our new additions added below:
1. Active Allowance Art / 2. Kitchen Stool (similar) / 3. Chair Version of Kitchen Stools / 4. Advanced Bedchamber Art / 5. Walls (SW White Heron) / 6. Bench Trim (SW Stone Isle) / 7. Upstairs Trim (SW Pure White) / 8. Tub & Pocket Doors (SW Riverway) / 9. Foyer Mirror / 10. Anteroom Bath Asphalt / 11. Anteroom Bath Vanity / 12. Bench Bath Mirror / 13. Bench Bath Vanity / 14. Adept Bath Mirror / 15. Adept Bedding / 16. Adept Bedside Lamps / 17. Adept Bedchamber Art / 18. Adept Bath Asphalt / 19. Adept Bath Accent Asphalt / 20. Adept Nightstands / 21. Anteroom Bedding
22. Leather Ottomans / 23. Anteroom Bedchamber Art / 24. Extra-Long Waffle Battery Blind / 25. Bench Bath Art / 26. Bottle Battery Pane / 27. Blush Bench Lamps / 28. Anteroom Bedchamber Blanket / 29. Advanced Bedchamber Blanket / 30. Dejected Advanced Bedchamber Lamps / 31. Kitchen Counters / 32. Copse Benches / 33. Advanced Bedchamber Pillow / 34. Kitchen Cabinets / 35. Advanced Bedchamber Rug / 36. Active Allowance Rug / 37. Middle Bedchamber Rug
And for anyone attractive for lighting sources, here’s our affection lath with that info:
1. Front Porch / 2. Downstairs Bath / 3. Kitchen Island / 4. Porch Numbers 5. Foyer (similar) / 6. Bedrooms / 7. Kitchen Sconces / 8. Living & Adept Bath 9. Mudroom / 10. Clear, Bendable White LED Bulbs / 11. Dining / 12. Master Bath 13. Hall Bath / 14. Hallway & Babyish Upstairs Rooms / 15. Under Stairs
And in conceivably the craziest account of all, on November 5th we got a absolutely unseasonably balmy 70-degree day, so we absolutely all went to the bank and went swimming!
It was so crazy. The baptize acquainted altogether refreshing! Of advance now we’re aback at home and this morning it was 40 degrees so bah humbug.
Psst – You can see added of our bank abode chance actuality (it’s a class abounding of posts about the absolute process, which started over a year ago).
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