6/2/10

PTL!

Praise The Lord!

This morning we signed a contract to sell our house and to buy a house!!!

We are closing on our new house next Friday and then we have to be out of this house by the end of July. So we will have a little bit of time to fix up the new house. Hopefully Katie will cook until her due date. We need the time.

We are going to totally gut and remodel the new house. It was actually built in 1963, so it's not so new. I will have lots to blog about as we are fixing it up!

So today we looked at appliances at the Sears outlet, but I really want fun vintage looking appliances like these:

They have PINK too. I think I would be a much better cook with a PINK fridge and oven, don't you? The only issue is that these appliances are about a million dollars. I don't have a million dollars. :(

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So now I have a couple of questions for you!

*Do you have a really great khaki paint color that you love?

*Do you have a front loader washer and dryer that you love, that doesn't mildew? I really want a red set! I think it would clean my clothes better!

*And we are going to paint the outside of the house. It is very cottagey looking and it can be a fun, but kind of conservative color. I want the trim to be white and I am not sure about the house...maybe a sagey green? I want it to be cute, but I don't want the neighbors to hate me. If I didn't care what anyone thought, the house would be pink! Anyway the question is; do you have a great house color suggestion for us? I will show pictures of it after it officially belongs to us.

* One more question (for now) What should we do for kitchen counter tops? The cabinets will be black and we will have black and white checker board floors and the walls will be apple green. So more of a vintage look. We are not fancy enough people for granite.

Thanks Peeps!

35 comments:

Staci @ FiaBella Photography said...

Ok, first if all you scared the frijoles out of me! My job before kids was as a nurse and most if my experience was high risk ob. So to me, PTL is preterm labor! Glad I was wrong!

Congrats on the contract! Can't wait to read about your adventures in remodeling!

As for the outside color, I just saw a house being redone in my cousins neighborhood in FTW and it was a gorgeous silvery blue. Very light and beachy, cottagey. If we didnt have brick, I'd paint that color in a heartbeat.

BAJohnson said...

Congrats on selling your house and buying a new one! I cannot wait to see pictures of this remodel. I have a khaki color in my living room I love from Kelly Moore-Spanish Sand. We also did the outside of the house a greenish color, I think it is moss. I am so conservative with colors in my house and it seems like all we have is khaki, chocolate brown and reds. I love looking at pictures of your house and all its color glory!!!!!!

Ben and Emily said...

Congratulations!! Can't wait to see your new place!

I love Khaki Shade (I believe) from Sherwin Williams!

Yoga Gal said...

We used Martin Senour's Grandma's Fudge in our last home and received lots of compliments through the years.

Congratulations!

Kathleen said...

My favorite khaki color is "bleeched wheat", we got it at Walmart for $10 a gallon and it is really creamy and the perfect khaki color.

My favorite for the outside of houses is slate blue with white trim and black shutters...

And as for countertops... I think butcher block would look great with the colors you've chosen... Here are some pictures...

http://www.houstonlifestyles.com/imagejun/john%20boos%20butcher%20blo111486.png

http://img145.imageshack.us/f/butcherblockcountertops.jpg/

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/uimages/chicago/2008-03-17-butcherblock.jpg

Just some fun ideas... or there's also concrete countertops...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_u7qnuJzk9rg/St43CK2sUAI/AAAAAAAAAms/wQRvrAnqULY/s400/Green+Kit+C.Elegance+Compressed.jpg

Katy said...

I like Bungalow Gold (Valspar paint) at Lowe's...it's an Eddie Bauer color. I have it in my den on the walls w/ my brick fireplace painted white...like it lots!!

Ok. I'll send you a pick of a house that I really like. I'll send it to ya through email. -K

Kristen said...

Ooooh! I wanna see a picture of the new house. Congrats!

a boy a girl and a pug said...

congrats on the house! this is my first time to comment on your blog, but i love reading it! i'm also in the dfw area. i just repainted our interior it's 2nd khaki color because the first seemed off. i went with sherwin williams relaxed khaki and love it. also their 25% off sales they run are awesome. can't wait to see kitchen pics. i love the idea of butcher block too, but i'm also loving concrete that can be stained fun colors...it turned out fantastic in the homes i've seen it in.

Jennifer said...

I just wanted to say Congrats!!! I have no advice at the moment on the other stuff! I'm poor at the moment! lol!

~Jennifer~

Linda said...

Can't remember any of my paint colors names, so I can't help you with that....but I have a front loader washer and dryer by Bosch....and as soon as it dies I am replacing it with a top loader again that has fewer bells and whistles. There is always a mildew smell in the washer and that's with leaving the door opened most of the time, which isn't very convenient.

Congrats on selling your house and buying another one. Can't wait to see your baby girl's nursery....I know it will be too cute!

Lisa said...

We have Sherwin-Williams Universal Khaki in some areas of our home and it is a great color. Congrats on the house!

laura said...

i love your blog! found you on kelly's korner...your house is just too cute...can't wait to see the new one! i love macadamia from sherwin williams...congrats!!!

Vanessa said...

I am so excited to watch you transform the new house! We still rent and could only paint the walls so I will live vicariously through you and your house renovations ;)

Leah said...

I built a house a few years ago and painted Sherwin Williams Universal Khaki throughout. I love it. Neutral but with a pop so it's not so bland. Check it out for sure! I have Bahama Blue LG front loaders. Noildew problems. I also helps to leave the washer door propped open when not in use.

Fabiola said...

I am so HAPPY you sold the house and you will close on the new house ; )

You will have a busy month ahead but I can't wait for you to share it with us ; )

Anonymous said...

A.W.E.S.O.M.E.!!!
Carley

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the house - selling and buying! I've been praying for you on that - what a relief!

Bungalow gold (lowes, Eddie Bauer) is a great color, kind of a golden khaki color.

I have a front load washer and would NOT buy another! I'm waiting for it to die so I can get a top load -- think about it like a bathtub...would you be clean if you had a shallow tub of water that you rolled around repeatedly in? No thanks, I'll take the full tub!

colleen said...

i was watching hgtv the other day and david bromstead put a countertop in that was made from broken coke bottles!!! it was mainly white with flecks of teal green like the old coke bottles!!! i would LOVE to hev that!!! it might go well with you vintage apliances!!!

oh and i have the front load washers there GE and they do come in red and i got them at sears, and as long as you run the "wash washer" cycle once a month with bleach it keeps the mildew away!!! i have had no problems with mildew!!

congrats on the houses!!! cant wait to see pictures!!!

Lauren & Matt said...

YAY!! I'm sad I'm going to lose my neighbor (even though we don't really see eachother anyways) ;) You will have to email me and tell me what area you are moving to. As far as paint... Pony Tail is my fav khaki.. found at Lowe's. For the front loaders.. I've heard if you run a cycle of bleach once a month it cuts back on mildew. As far as exterior.. I've always liked white house with black shutters and a red front door! I'm sure whatever you pick will be fabulous! I can't wait to see the finished project! I love your kitchen colors.. red is always a good match with black and apple green. White countertops maybe?? Not much help with that one... again, CONGRATS!!

Murry Mayhem said...

I'm so excited for y'all! You get to re-do a new house! I'm just a tad jealous! Love those appliances, but I'm with you, they cost a fortune!

kristin v said...

we have the whirlpool duet (with the dryer that accomodates bulky things like comforters, etc) and LOVE it. at our old house we had whirlpool front loaders, too. our experience has been excellent & i would highly recommend them. you only need to leave the door open & the soap drawer pulled out for an hour or so after use & mildew/mold shouldn't be a problem. when i remember, i try to run a 'clean washer' cycle just to be on top of things. i don't think you'll need to worry about it at all!

congrats on the house - that is so exciting! :)

ty said...

yellow outside with white trim. i used to live in the old northeast area of st. pete, and we loved a litle house down the road from us :)

i think 4x4 tiles would be pretty, if you're going for a vintage-y feel. again, in st. pete, i lived in a 1930s house, and we had black and white tiles - not quite checkered, but a pretty pattern.

and the only thing i worry about with front loading washers is what happens if it breaks mid-cycle. how do you get the clothes out without flooding?

Jodi said...

This has nothing to do with your post but I had some questions about your pregnancy/weight gain (so awesome for you!). My dr has told me he only wants me to gain 15 pounds total....I am only nine weeks but was hoping to find out from someone who also was watching how much they gained...my email is jfontana@orgill.com. I would appreciate any help!

Lauren said...

Congrats! So much to look forward to!

My neighbor is an interior designer and helped me pick out colors for the inside rooms of my home. I never knew this, but lighting changes everything! Get lotsa sample cards and tape them on the wall...check them out in the different lights...morning, afternoon, etc. What I wanted (grey green) looked hunter green in my kitchen! YUCK! And all of those paint cards? Punch a hole, tie ribbons and use as TO/FROM cards for gifts!

Also, I bought normal laminate (???) countertops for my artroom and the place buffed them, so they look like granite! It was a nice surprise!

I love, love your style and cannot wait to see your new home!

pinkserenity88 said...

My parents counter tops are a bright blue concrete with an acid wash...It sounds so UGLy but they are really cool and noone else has them, plus they can be cut on, and hot stuff can go on them.http://concretedetail.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Malin-post-staining-003-Medium.jpg

The Sometimes Super Mom said...

We are about 75% done w/our remodel of our '65 ranch style home. I was very pregnant when we bought it last year! It was crazy, but very fun. Bad news is the nursery still isn't finished! Good luck to you!

Hayley said...

YEA for you!!! I know you are relieved and excited and a little stressed :)

We got a Samsung Steam Front loader washer and dryer about 4 months ago and L.O.V.E. them!!!! They are ultra quiet and fast, and I haven't had the first problem with mold/mildew at all. I was like you - my ONLY requirement when we started looking for a washer/dryer was that they HAD to be red...well, the model I wanted only came in stainless steel, robin's egg blue, and black. I was so sad :( But, I've loved them so much, stainless steel has been okay too :) And, if my husband would have went for it, the robin's egg blue would have been really cool!!

Gigi said...

congrats on your new home....we used Latte (sherwin williams) but took the color chart to have it mixed at Lowes (husband prefers lowes paint)...
Good Luck

Cat said...

I love Maccadamea by sherwin williams (although have it mixed at Lowes). I like the sage green idea but i'll have to pull my fan deck to see which color. I vote for concrete countertops. You should read Pioneer Womans take on countertops. i believe it's under her Lodge stories. I think stainless would be great too. She loves her stainless!

Anonymous said...

I saw this in a magazine:

No-fail paint colors

brown teepee 700 D-4 behr.com(color is light beige)

Alexandria Beige HC-77 benjaminmoore.com (color is medium beige)

Turkish Coffee SW6076 sherwin-williams.com (color is dark brown)

Happy Painting!
Leigh Ann Osteen

Anonymous said...

I saw this in a magazine:

No-fail paint colors

brown teepee 700 D-4 behr.com(color is light beige)

Alexandria Beige HC-77 benjaminmoore.com (color is medium beige)

Turkish Coffee SW6076 sherwin-williams.com (color is dark brown)

Happy Painting!
Leigh Ann Osteen

Lara Jane said...

PTL, indeed!

I have to suggest, before you gut your "new" house, please spend a little time on this site! If you could live with the house for a little while, you might find that the style could grow on you! The 50s and 60s were downright cool (in some cases!)!

Best wishes!

Lisa said...

I can not wait to see what you do with the new house! I love your blog and I think you have FABULOUS, FEARLESS style! It is so helpful to be able to see the transformations you make in a !1960-1970 house because it isnt always easy to make them as charming as say a Colonial! Congrats!

Dustin and Jenn Hamann said...

Dina, you are inspiriational!!! I don't know how you do it all but you are amazing at it, that is for sure! Good luck with everything I am so excited that your house sold and that you found the right one so quickly!!! I can't wait to see all your wonderful ideas!
Jenn

Nikki Herring said...

We just bought a house and painted our bedrooms and hallways brown teepee from Behr at HomeDepot and I absolutely love it! It is darker than your traditional khaki but not really a brown. Also, our house has a real cottage feel and it is painted yellow with a teal colored door; it looks really great together and the teal is a fun way to add some "spunk".