Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Paint Colors - Living room

So one of the other rooms that I already know what color I'm going to go with is the living room.  When we moved to our current place we decided to get rid of the couch that we had bought used from a friend that had bought it used.  We went out and got a nice small sectional in a dark tan with sort of an army green tint.  It goes great with our deep red curtains and dark wood furniture.

Stone Lion
We would like to paint to walls in the living room a nice tan/stone/light brown to compliment the rest of the room.  I'm leaning towards Stone Lion or Beach House.  I think both colors would look so good with our dark red accents and dark tan couch.  Oh and maybe some beadboard on the bottom of the walls painted white.  That might look pretty too.  I'll have to sit down with J and decide on what we want to go with.

I have all of our pictures matted in deep red and then in black frames.  I can just picture them up on a wall painted one of these two colors.  Oh the possibilities. 

Then I was thinking a dark brown rug, but after looking at a few I decided to go back to the drawing board and decide if I really like the dark brown. 

And some of you maybe asking, why is this crazy girl picking out wall color and rugs for a house that they don't even have yet?  First off a girl can dream can't she, and second we sat down and discussed everything over the last week or so and we have decided to go for it.  We've narrowed down our choices to two different houses.  We've made a list of the pros and cons of each house and now have the task of deciding which house we would like to put an offer in on.  We have scheduled showings for both houses this weekend so that we can bring the parents with to ask their opinions and we will be stopping by the bank later in the week to get our pre-approval.  Then J leaves for training for a week.  Hopefully both houses will be available once he gets back and we will put an offer in on the one we've decided is the best house for us. 

We never expected to find a handful of houses right off the bat that we liked and fit our criteria.  We decided that we didn't need to rush to do this, so we could find a house that met most or all of our needs and wants.  But it's such a good market for buyers right now that we found quite a few that we liked and a couple that we loved.  And I will be very happy if we move before the first snow fall here in WI.  Every other timed we've moved, I'm talking every single time, it has been the dead of winter and the snow and the ice made for some interesting times.  So if we could move before there are a few feet of snow on the ground and the temperature is below freezing, I would be ecstatic.         


The count down for J's new job is now 6 days.  He only has 4 more days left in Waukesha and then on to a new chapter in our lives.  Yay!

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