The good news. This will probably be my last post where I discuss wallpaper, ever.
After spending about 90+ hours working on wallpapered walls we have decided to hire out the rest of the job. It is delaying the rest of the project and we really would like to get settled some time before Cora gets married.
The price to fix all the wallpapered walls and get them ready for painting is about $900. After the amount of hours we’ve spent on this, $900 seems like a bargain.
Hopefully it will all be finished before Monday and we can start painting. I still haven’t decided on paint colors so I need to do that this weekend.
The kids have decided on their colors, but I’m still deciding on a color for the main areas of the house as well as a color for the trim and doors.
If you are anything like me, you need to look at a ton of colors, see them on different parts of the walls, and then go with a whole new set of colors before making a final decision.
I *think* I know what color I’m doing the walls, but I’ll probably make a last minute change. 🙂 Our last house was a combination of Sherwin Williams Sea Salt and Accessible Beige, which I loved, but I don’t think Sea Salt will work in this house.
(Old house with Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams)
I’m deciding between Pediment and Front Porch. If you have used either of the two let me know what you think!
Speaking of trim, we actually need to get that done before the rooms that will have carpet are going to be painted. Since the ceilings in the house are 8 ft, we are installing 5 inch trim. Pictures coming on Monday.
I decided to purchase the appliances through AJ Madison which is a store based in New York, but you can order from anywhere.
DH was up in the attic running a wire for the ceiling fan and must have sat on his phone in just the wrong way and the display broke…not the glass on the outside, just the display. So DH is without a phone for the next few days.
The wire is in place and the fan should work great. We still need to wire for two fans in the family room and buy new fans for the house.
Lesson learned – don’t take your phone up in the attic for renovations unless you have it in a super strong case.
I ordered all the kitchen appliances this week. I realized that if I didn’t get them ordered soon they might not arrive in time.
I had two different objectives when researching these appliances. First I wanted to find highly rated products, then when I decided on the brand/ model I wanted to find the best price.
I spent a lot of time reading reviews online. I decided to purchase the appliances through AJ Madison which is a store based in New York, but you can order from anywhere. Shipping is free and I didn’t have to pay sales tax.
Here’s what I ordered. Click on the links to see the model numbers and specs.
The only request DH had in the kitchen was that they stovetop did not have knobs. He wanted it to be totally smooth. I personally like knobs, but when you only make one request you should probably get it.
Frigidaire has smudge proof stainless steel, which was a huge selling point for me. Especially on a dishwasher. I like the style with the controls on the interior of the door, we had that with our last dishwasher and I got use to the clean look.
I went back and forth about getting double ovens. I’ve had them one other time, and liked them, but I didn’t feel it was a must have. But when I started pricing out reconfiguring the kitchen it was cheaper to replace than redesign.
I wish Frigidaire made a fridge with a cooling drawer. I really love the drawer for snacks for the kids and sandwich stuff. It keeps them from staring into an open fridge for 20 minutes every day at noon.
The fridge is counter depth (which I highly recommend) because it gives it a built in look, without the built in price.
Not much to say about the microwave except that I ended up picking the one that matched the ovens since they will be on the same wall.
That’s it until Monday. Have a great weekend!
This is part of our ongoing renovation project for our new home in Florida. Our goal is to be done by Thanksgiving or else. Follow the daily accounts of our real life during this DIY renovation process here.