July 11, 2011

home improvements

Home improvements... every married couples idea of a fantastic weekend! Ok, maybe I'm exaggerating a little. Either way, that is what Bill and I did this weekend. Let's start with the new bed.

Last fall (yep almost a year ago) my dad & step mom decided they did not want their Sleep Number bed anymore, and offered to give it to us. Bill and I had a queen bed that was mine growing up. A very nice bed, nothing wrong with it, but as yall know we are sorta big (tall) people. We just needed more space. So, saying yes to the king size Sleep Number was a no brainer. Plus, who passes up on FREE Sleep Number bed? Exactly. So, for the past 9-10 months we've been enjoying our new mattress sitting on one of those metal bed frames. We decided that our Christmas present for ourselves would be to buy a new bed. We set a budget for ourselves, but Christmas came and went, and we just couldn't find one that we both agreed on, liked, or that was in our price range. Then, there was tax season, a new roof, life that went on and the idea got pushed to the backburner. We didn't have much going on this weekend, so we decided to go "look" at the new outlet store for a really nice furniture place here in town. Immediately when we walked in, I had a good feeling. We found TWO that we both liked, and way under our budget! After talking it over, we decided that the deal was too good to pass up and we walked out new king bed owners. We were thrilled. Unfortunately, we won't actually get the bed until August, but here is a picture of it in the showroom. Home Improvement: New furniture. Check.

New bed for the tall couple. Yeah!

"Well, um, actually a pretty nice little Saturday, we're going to go to Home Depot. Yeah, buy some wallpaper, maybe get some flooring, stuff like that. Maybe Bed, Bath, & Beyond, I don't know, I don't know if we'll have enough time."-Frank from the movie Old School

Married couples-if you don't live this quote at least once a month, you are not a true married couple. :) Bill loves to throw this one around just about anytime we run an errand. So, that leads me to the next project, re-painting the front door. This is something I've been thinking about doing since we moved in, but after we got our new roof, it seemed like a must-do project. When we bought our house, it had a brown roof, brown trim, brown door, and yellow toned brick. Lots of brown. Here is a picture of our house on closing day.

A couple months ago, we had a really bad hail storm, and it cracked a hole in one of our skylights. After the roofer came out to inspect, it was determined that we needed a whole new roof. So, a couple weeks ago, that project took place. We decided to go with a grey, stone color roof, instead of brown. We knew then, that the door needed to be re-painted to go with the new roof. So, Saturday I went to Home Depot to pick up some paint samples. Then on Sunday we painted the door, and put new hardware on it to match the new light fixture. Here is a pic of the new door, roof, & light. Home Improvement: Re-Painted front door. Check.

Now all I need to do is find a cute new wreath. Where do you find those? All the ones I find are either too expensive, or too Memaw looking. I'll gladly take suggestions.

Next project: lawn and landscape. That ones all on Bill.

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