We’re getting closer to actually breaking ground on our new home. We’re just (still) waiting on the bank to go through our plans and for some approvals from the town. How long will that take? We don’t know! But hopefully very soon! We’re ready to get this party started. And by party I mean Pat and I trying to make 1,000 decisions together without going over budget. Doesn’t that just sound joyful?! Well it will be, when Pat agrees with everything I like. Am I right ladies?! Okay, okay, I’ll let him pick one or two things…like the light switch covers. Wife of the year right there? I thought so.
While we’re waiting on approvals from the world, I’ve been scouring the interwebz and home and furniture stores for some inspiration. We’ve both already agreed on what kitchen style we’d like. I hope all things go this easily… We definitely know we want white cabinetry, tan granite countertops and probably a light blue paint for the walls. I want the house to feel very light, warm and inviting. And for anyone who knows me, knows that I might have a slight obsession with the color light blue/teal! I’m pretty sure…no positive that will be a running theme throughout our home.
The other day I picked up about 100 paint swatches from Home Depot to get an idea of what we’d like. So far, I’ve narrowed it down to about 15 blues, creams and grays. That part, not so easy! I’m sure I’ll be spending $100 just on sample colors when the time comes. We also picked up a new dining room table from Pottery Barn; we’ve had our eye on this table for months. We went on a whim the other day and the floor model happened to be $700 off. Say what?! You know we scooped up that deal with the quickness. Now we just need to pick out some chairs to go with it. Below is a picture of the table we bought from their website. I like the white chairs with it (I don’t like things to be too matchy matchy) so we’ll probably pick out something similar from another store. I figure the white chairs will tie in with our kitchen too.
The only other thing we’ve picked up so far is a new couch for our O’Brien Photo office. We were at Home Goods and this couch basically had angels singing above it telling me to buy it. So we did. I have a feeling my parents basement is going to be jammed packed with our things by the time we leave that place. Sorry mom and dad! We also have a really cool photographers light to go in our office as well.
Next up…everything else!