Choosing paint colors

We went to the paint store, bought small paint samples and began the process of picking paint colors. I can’t believe how many shades of white there are!

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Doors are going in

We chose four panel doors for the bedrooms that will have frosted glass, allowing light to come into the hallway, but also providing privacy. I’m still trying to decide what color to paint the doors. Right now, I’m thinking either dark gray or white. What would you suggest?

Kitchen Cabinets going in

The crew have been assembling the Ikea kitchen cabinets last week and this week. You might notice that there is a small skylight in the ceiling. This is a modification of what was there, but is updated and fits the space, as a stove hood is going in above the island.

Extreme Make-over: Condo Edition

Jim and I are leaving for the Third Annual Berkley Beach Vacation tomorrow. Tony, our contractor, texted that “we should have some dramatic changes when we get back”. I’m now envisioning us returning from our vacation, with a big crew smiling and cheering us as we pull up in the limo. No bus, but we are told to close our eyes as we ride the elevator up to our floor, and open the door to our condo. The place is so beautiful that I’m overwhelmed with joy and begin to sob. Someone then hands us a check that will pay the balance of our mortgage. We are grateful and promise that we will have the best dinner parties at our new place and everyone is invited. Okay, so that’s not going to happen. But I am really excited to see what gets done while we are away! Go crew!!!

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Hardwood floor being installed!

This week, the crew is installing the hardwood floor, which we are now glad is the option we chose. The initial plan, putting an acid stain on the concrete, would not have been as warm and lovely as this is.

And in case you are wondering, yes, the blue tape is temporary.