Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Schwartz's vs the Flood (Part Deux)

Time for a flood update. It's now been almost a month and we still aren't home. However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and it is finally in sight.  Chris has been working very hard every evening at the house.  We are very blessed to have wonderful friends and family who have helped us.

So here's what's been going on.
Everything has been patched up.  Master bath.
  Living room.
Guest bedroom.  (This was my favorite room by the way.)
New marble tile floor Chris and his father laid in the guest bath.
Sarah's room.

Since these pictures we have painted almost all of the rooms.  The only rooms left to paint are the bathrooms.  I only took a couple of pictures of the new master bedroom and bath colors.  And it was at night after we had finished so they aren't that great.  I'll take better pictures next time.

New master bath color.  Chris picked it, so don't get on to be about how light it is.  For those of you wondering, I like very light colors and Chris likes very bold colors.  In fact, when it came time to pick I brought home the catalogue of whites and tinted whites and told Chris he could pick anything he wanted from that.  =)
New master bedroom color, again Chris picked.  I like it.  It's called silverberry.  At first we wanted to paint the bathroom this color and our bedroom a cool grey.  But it looked bad against the marble so it became our bedroom color, and that grey we picked out will be the guest bath.
Chris really wanted to paint the kitchen copper.  We tried 3 different colors but none of them really worked.  I think if we had ivory cabinets they would have looked better.
Then on a home depot run, Susan and I thought green might look good in the kitchen.  So we picked up 2 more samples and slapped them on the wall.  Chris decided on the green on the right.  This is pretty amazing because we made a decision and immediately painted it the next day.  Normally it would have taken a few days of debating before a color would be agreed upon.  I think Chris figured he better jump on it before I change my mind and break out the light and airy catalogue as previously mentioned.


So, you may be thinking what's left to get the Schwartz's back into their home.  Well, it should just be a matter of finishing painting, and putting up baseboards for our part.  Then we've hired someone to install the tile floors and bought carpet and install from Lowes.  The tile guy has been great, he's going to grout and seal the bathrooms Tuesday and start laying the kitchen on Wednesday.  The carpet people...that's another story.  They say they can't lay our carpet until June 17th!  So we're praying they can fit us in sooner.  The Lord has really put the right people in our path to get this work done, so I have no doubt that it will work out.  But just in case it doesn't get moved up, I think the Ma and Pa Schwartz are getting tired of us...anyone want to house a couple of homeless Schwartz?

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