Sunday, January 25, 2009

Florence Damask

Entri Come Amici, Vada Come Famiglia
(Enter as Friends, Leave as Family)
Here's the Damask pattern I used on the kitchen wall in my dining area. It is a Florence Damask so it is keeping with the Italian color scheme and decor. The red wall is the same color as the other walls but it is a flat finish. The Damask is a mixture of the same red in high gloss finish and Venetian Gold metallic paint. It is fairly subtle and mostly uses the light to reflect and show the pattern.
For those of you who know me, this wall has been white for about 4 years now. I have finally come to terms with the fact I cannot afford a mural to be painted and I certainly don't have the skills to do it myself. I am however quite pleased with how this turned out!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Diva Designs on!

Well, unfortunately we did not get the refinance. Due to low comps in our area, our house did not appraise. While this was very frustrating to hear and I took it pretty hard at first, what I need to keep in mind is God has a plan and He will take care of us. We are not in dire straights, we are not facing foreclosure or anything, we are just sick of paying so much interest!
Anyway, I spent the weekend doing something productive and got a lot of my jewelry posted on! Check it out!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Appraisal and a Long Overdue Post

I know I have been a bad blogger lately but Lance and I were back to working on the house and right through the holidays so it's been crazy! Here are some photos of how the house looked for the appraisal today. Please keep us in your prayers - we really need this refinance! We should know the results by Friday!

Front Entry

New Fish Tank cabinet doors Lance built

Front Room

Yes Lance is sleeping - we were up until midnight last night working on the house and he has been working on it the last 2 and a 1/2 days straight!

Dining Room

Kitchen Table w/ Flowers

Main Kitchen counter

Main BathroomTrim work Lance did in our door frame into the main bathroom
Clean back hall w/ our new Doggie Door (best investment ever - except when the raccoon came in)

Laundry Room

Our Office - used to be our bedroom

Our storage room - it may not look clean from this view but you have no idea!
Here is a closer look at the texture Lance did in this room - kinda like venetian plaster
Master Bedroom
Master Closet
What you can't see here is all my shoes at the bottom of this photo - it turned out a little dark
Master Bathroom

That is all for now - keep your fingers crossed for us!