Tuesday, September 16, 2008

almost home

When I got to my new place yesterday afternoon to do some work, I found this in my backyard and wondered if I should start worrying:



Is it just me, or does it look like it's ready for a coffin??! But no worries- it's just something the gas company is doing in my backyard, no idea what exactly, but I'm pretty sure it involves gas lines and not dead bodies (I hope!!) 0.o

So this is what my place looks like right now, TOTAL disaster area! Mostly though it's just stuff that we're working with to renovate, so it will be cleared out soon...



Yeah, I have clothes hanging in the kitchen right now. What, you don't? Ha no really, it's because there are currently no rods in my closets (painting etc) so this is where they stay for now...



Here is the brand new flooring we are putting down, in the first room we finished, the master bedroom. I love it. Man I hated that ugly wallpaper though!! *shudder*



...so I painted over it! Here is a (HORRIBLE) shot of the new wall color, which looks absolutely nothing like the actual wall color (just look at the difference in the tile color between these two pics and you can see just how OFF the color is in the second shot) I'll have to get a better-lit shot to post when I am finished because it's actually a great color- a sort of red-based gray/brown, almost like burnt cinnamon (though for some reason here it just looks pinkish, and it's not pink at all!) Very warm & cozy and just dark enough. And no more ugly wallpaper yay.



Here are a few shots of my awesome views from my new place. It's so wide open and peaceful out there, and the sunsets and skyscapes are just spectacular. Expect lots of sky shots from me after I move in!





If all goes well I will be spending my first night in my new place on Thursday and I am beyond excited about that. I'll definitely keep you all posted.

And all posts on the progress of my very first home (I'm a homeowner!! OMG) can be found here, fyi.

11 comments:

chick said...

Shady, I am so happy for you.. Looking good to, in fact, looking great!. Just be careful that it doesn't revert to what it looked like before after your house warming...:) Somthing tells me it will be a hellofva party..
Good luck shady..
Peace
Chick

Jen said...

Love the new place and I am so happy for you.

Jen

Tara said...

Girl that's awesome! I wish I was closer to help you out!! I love painting! lol

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Eli said...

Fabulous! I'm so happy for you (and more than a little jealous)

Anonymous said...

Lookang goooood chicka! La Casa Del Shady!!! w00t! ~Randi

theNetherest said...

*Sigh* the twilighty sunsetty pix make me dream away and wonder what great things it will do to your creativity and finding your true self there. Mmmm, I envy you too. I've got a wife and kids but it would be worth a lot to me to spend a couple hours at a peaceful place like yours.
Open your EnjoyGills and drink peace Shades, enjoy to the Max!

Newt said...

I'm so jealous of your view. All I can see from my house is more houses.

Super Kawaii Mama said...

Looking good. I've just stripped my bedroom of wallpaper and am in the midst of painting it peacock blue. It is actually quite relaxing doing these things as it makes you feel like you are launching into a whole new and better version of your reality. Does that happen to you?

Chris Brown said...

You're so lucky to live by the mountains. What a view!

richardttu said...

I am very happy for you. Home ownership is a wonderful thing.