Saturday, August 29, 2009

My Home is a Wreck!

Just a quick update on the water damage our home incurred while we were on vacation.
We moved out of our home last friday into a vacation rental. The contractor says the work will probably take 6-8 weeks. The contractors arrived bright and early Monday to pack up our stuff and put it all in a storage facility. Tuesday they started tearing off the damaged drywall and sprayed a mold inhibitor in the walls. Wednesday they started replacing the drywall in areas they knew was no longer wet. Thursday the granite was taken out and the damaged kitchen cabinet & bathroom vanity was removed. Friday the acoustic (popcorn) ceiling was scraped off. That is something we added. Figured it was the perfect time to finally get rid of that ugly popcorn ceiling!!! Yeah!! We also are having the bathtub/shower unit taken out and replacing with a brand new bath/shower unit. The other one was scratched up, biscuit colored, and 17 yrs old...new one is bright white! So since we are changing the bath/shower we are also changing the toilet to a white one instead of the biscuit color. Oh and one more upgrade while we are at it...hardwood floors!! We had tan carpet in our living room/dining room and in our 20 yr old daughter's bedroom, but tired of carpet so we are doing a handscraped rustic hickory engineered hardwood. Now it's time for me to design a couple new custom rugs!!

Anyway, here are a few pics of my tore up home. I had more, but they accidently got deleted...I hate when that happens!!






Paint colors chosen are:
LR/DR walls- SW Kilm Beige
LR/DR ceiling- Divine White (it's the step up on the swatch from Kilm beige)
Alcove accent- SW Fireweed

Kitchen- Is staying SW Clary Sage

Hallway-SW Nomadic Desert
Ceiling-SW Kilm Beige

Bathroom walls- SW Svelte Sage
ceiling- SW Ancient Marble

Daughter's bedroom- Walls are staying gray
Ceiling-SW Natural Tan

I will post more pics as the house starts coming back together.

DON'T FORGET!!!!!!

If you haven't already entered the Custom Rug GIVEAWAY...there is still time to enter! We will draw the winner on September 3rd which happens to be our 1 yr Blog Anniversary!!

6 comments:

Cass @ That Old House said...

How did I miss that you are having such troubles? I am so sorry about the water damage -- we used to live right along a river, and have had flooded basements, but thankfully nothing like this!
Your home will be gorgeous when the repairs are done --- can't wait to see those floors!
Cass

Henbassy Suites said...

Love to win the rug giveaway...sorry to hear of your water damage...but, just think how much you will enjoy the new floor and a white bath...good luck....Vera

veralauterbach@ebby.com

Olive Rue said...

Oh you poor thing. Hopefully, it will be fixed soon and you'll love your new space.

"Blossom" said...

This happen to my brother and his wife while they lived in New Orleans when he was doing contract work down there. They came home and the water damage was just awful. It took about 4 months before they could return to their home. I hope how soon they get your's finished.

Velvet and Linen said...

This stage is always a little scary, isn't it?
Your paint selections sound perfect. Can't wait to see what's next.
Happy Anniversary!

xo
Brooke

Melissa Miller said...

Very nice floors Darlene!
I'm still feeling so sorry for you about the food damage. Yikes!

Have a great day my friend. ~Melissa :)

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