Ok, so we're living like squatters/hoarders at the moment since our movers can't get our stuff out of storage for until Monday (ugh). But, our PODS have been delivered, and they contain much of our day to day stuff, so I can at least tackle the kitchen for the moment. However, we're sleeping on air mattresses, and the kids are in sleeping bags on the floor. Not ideal, but at least we're in!
Disaster Part 1
|Monstrous Storage/Hoarding |
Mess Part 2
|My oldest squatter, in the family room|
Not a big fan of salmon pink/orangey mauve myself. My parents were helping too - my mom helped paint by cutting in around the trim, and my dad took down the heavy drapes, which made a HUGE difference. Really let in a lot of light and uncovered the beautiful window. Of course, now we need to decide what sort of window coverings to use, but the nice thing is that we have no rear neighbors, so privacy isn't a big concern. Light control definitely is though, since we get morning sun. But boy, was it nice this morning, looking outside the window to see the sun coming up, among the trees in the backyard. :-)
Anyway, on to paint. I opted for a color very similar to what we had in our old master bedroom (Restoration Hardware, Silver Sage). This time, I went with Sherwin Williams and Mineral Deposit. I absolutely LOVE this color. It's so calming and soothing - making our bedroom a relaxing retreat (once we have furniture, that is). You can't tell by looking at some of these pictures and the way the lighting is in the ceiling, but I painted the tray ceiling in a shade that was on the color wheel with Mineral Deposit, called "Front Porch". A pretty, light grey, giving the ceiling some lift.
|Calm, cool and collected (unlike me right now)|
So, that's where we're at right now. Movers come Monday, and I will be a much happier camper at that point. The moving IN part is so much more fun than the moving OUT part. Until then, we will be squatters in our own home.
Just makes things that much sweeter when you are all settled in, right?