Grr. I am feeling like I am making decisons on the fly just to get things feeling like "home" and I'm afraid I'm going to regret it. Paint. Ok, its a pretty easy fix... and somewhat inexpensive. I posted some pictures of the house on Rate My Space and asked suggestions about the living room (ok, all the rooms). I want to do Dark Walnut floors, but I'm afraid with the dark furniture it'll be too dark. People suggested lightening the wall color... which was one of my first ideas although I LOVE the wall color in our living room. But... a darker wall color, darker furniture and darker floors would be too... dark, don't you think? (sigh) 2 gallons of paint down the drain??
And the stairs. I originally had the dark walnut color in my mind, with the risers white and spindles white. I was just going to sand/rough up the stairs and stain them and I did the top stair (and only the top stair as I started to freak out). Then I realized the hallway upstairs was a lighter wood color and I plan to leave all the floors upstairs a natural/medium wood color and I'm not sure if it'll look weird. The stairs and railing is already a darker color than the floors upstairs, but they're still kind of similar, just a darker shade. The dark walnut is just DARK. And not sure if the dark walnut color on the stairs would look too dark with the foyer? (sigh again)
One project I don't regret is what we got done yesterday. Or... what my awesome hubby got done yesterday. I love that he is so handy. I wanted closet organizers in our closets because, really... how useful is just a shelf and a hanger rod? That so does not utilize space. I knew to buy closet organizers for 4 closets and a walk in would be expensive. So I designed my own and Ryan brought home shelving board from work (he can get it for free) and built them. I'm so so so happy with this project!
Yesterday my sister and Aubri were over and the kids were being insane. Porter is such a wild man lately... especially when he's left to entertain himself. We decided to take the kids across the road to the track and let them run. Well, the track was locked up so we just played in a field.