Thursday, May 5, 2011

Here's what we have been up to...

NO GOOD! haha...just kidding! We have been so busy since we closed on Friday.  Closing was very simple and was painless!  I couldn't believe but it only took about 45 minutes.  I guess that is what you get when you close at 3:30 on a Friday, everyone wants to speed things up to get to their weekend sooner.  :)  Needless to say I had no problem with it only being 45 minutes.  Basically, we just signed our names 100 times and waited for the county clerk to transfer the deed into our names and we were ready to go! 

Friday night we went out to a nice dinner with my mom who was in town and then we headed back to the house to start taping so that we could paint the next day.  We taped our master bedroom until like 11 pm and then called it a night.  On Saturday morning, we painted our master bedroom a blue-ish/grey-ish color (I will post pictures of the color soon).  We also had our fridge delivered in the morning, which turned out to be a dud but more on that later.  Saturday afternoon, we had many friends over for a painting party complete with pizza.  We worked on painting the living and kitchen.  At the end of the night the paint on the walls looked like crap and I was so frustrated.  I couldn't believe that we put so much effort into painting the living room and it didn't turn out right.  We chose a satin paint for its durability and because its washable.  And the paint ended up with uneven spots of sheen and you could see like all the roller strokes.  WE HAD NO IDEA WHAT HAPPENED!  On Sunday, when we went back to the house to see if maybe drying overnight did anything.  And guess didn't! It still looked bad and we were so demoralized from the effort we made the day before.  Needless to say there were other issues that made me upset as well.  Like walking in and finding a giant puddle of water underneath your fridge!  The ice had melted out of the dispenser because the fridge was not being cooled at all.  Both sides of the fridge were warm and stayed that way for the next 24 hours.  We called Lowe's and they were so nice about coming out and replacing it with a new one.  Go Lowe's Customer rock!  They delivered the new one yesterday and it has been working wonderfully!

Back to the paint issue, we decided that since we only did one coat on the walls to try to do another one to try to even things up a bit.  Well, it didn't work and we went through 4 gallons of paint.  My fiance ran out to get more paint while I sat helpless on the floor just staring at our uneven, horrible looking walls.  When he returned, we discussed our options: 1. We could try to continue with the 2nd coat and use more paint on the roller.  2. Call it a day and hire some professionals to fix our fiasco. or 3. Curse loudly! :)  We went with option #1 and continued with a 2nd coat with the new paint my fiance picked up.  Well, let me tell you the difference was like NIGHT and DAY!  We started laying the new paint over the old paint and it started drying the way it was supposed to and I nearly jumped with joy!  Turns out that we think we simply just got BAD PAINT!  Needless to the say, the room looks great now and we are so happy we didn't throw in the towel and waste our money on professionals.  By the way, Lowe's Customer Service gets another thumbs up because we went back to the paint counter there and told them about our issues and they gave us a free gallon of paint. :)

Sorry for the long post but I had a lot to share....On Monday, we painted one of the other bedrooms upstairs a light yellow color and did some touch ups on the other rooms.  On Tuesday, I painted a green accent wall in the kitchen that I think adds some color.  Yesterday, I spent the day cleaning up all the painting supplies and organizing the stuff in our garage. YIKES! It looks like a bomb hit it.  I also worked on lining the shelves in the kitchen cabinets.  I also opened up one of our blinds we bought from JCPenney's and held it up to the window to see if it would fit and NO DICE! We had bought 35" x 64" and the 35" are too wide.  So now I have to take them back and get 34".  Luckily, I found the receipt and should have no problems. 

So that is what we have been up I said pictures are to come of the colors we chose and everything!  Stay tuned!