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Friday, June 24, 2011

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Come on in?

The front entry of our house needed help.  It was so plain and, to me, it screamed, "We just moved in and haven't decorated yet!"

The first step was a welcome mat.  We started off with this $5.00 mat from Home Depot.

I then added tape and and a freezer paper monogram.

(The font for the letter H is called Plantagenet Cherokee.)

I attacked it with black spray paint, peeled off the tape, and voila.

Not too bad for five bucks.

We've already seen the effects of having a welcome mat.  Not one hour after I put that outside, this little ball of fur walked into the house:

He literally just strolled right in through the open door and made himself at home.  He actually stayed here for about six hours before someone claimed him.  I guess there's something to be said about having a welcome mat!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Catching up

We've been so busy moving in and unpacking that we haven't had a chance to sit down and write about the progress at our house.

A few weeks before we actually moved in, my family came over and we had a painting party so that we didn't have to work around the furniture.

This is Rebecca, my youngest sister.  She's a trim-painting beast.*

The color we used for the Master bedroom and bathroom is Behr's Safari Vest.

The image above looks really brown.  Our walls seem to change color depending on the time of day.  It's sort of a light khaki color, and sometimes it's almost grey.  For some reason, it's quite green in the bathroom.  Luckily, every shade of this chameleon paint matches the fabric we're using for the curtains, so no harm done!

*She is not for hire.