Things are continuing to go well now that the new contractor is part of the picture. This morning I went to the design center showroom and worked with an interior designer to select carpet, laminate, tile for the bathroom floors, cabinets and countertops. It was pretty cool. She only showed me options that were in my price range, so I didn’t have a chance to fall in love with something in the outrageous price range. Not that I would have; I seem to have a taste for the more inexpensive stuff, anyway. Not sure why that is. But you know how magazines sometimes have a spread of different purses, or shoes or something, all of different prices? I find that if I were to pick out my favorite item on those kind of photo spreads, it’s usually always one of the cheaper items once I look at the tiny caption print.
So anyway, I picked out a cherry laminate wood floor for the living room and my office; a darker-tan/gray carpet for the other two bedrooms; and a dark gray/black porcelain 18″ tile for the two bathroom floors. The kitchen cabinet decision was a lot harder. I’ve been thinking I want white cabinets so that I can paint the walls whenever I want and change the look of the room without it being a whole lot of expense or work. Plus, the current kitchen area is very dark and claustrophobic, so I thought white would be bright, clean and neat-looking. I found a simple shaker-style cabinet door that I like, and in white, it’s going to be really pretty, I think. I just hope I’m not making a mistake in not getting something in a wood stain. I like the deep cherry color of some cabinets, and I like pale blonde maples. But not much in between. In the end, I went with my original white idea.
I picked out a laminate countertop that looks a lot like granite. But it isn’t expensive granite, hell no! It will trick you from a distance, though. It’s a matte finish so it won’t scratch as easily as a glossy finish… it’s very pretty and I think it will go with whatever color(s) I end up painting on the backsplash and walls. My top choices, in order, are: moss green, sea blue, orange, and dark purple. I don’t know yet what I’ll choose, but with white cabinets and that countertop, any color will look great!
It was fun to pick this out, and begin to really visualize what it’s going to look like. This is really coming together– I almost can’t believe it! What a huge relief and weight off my shoulders.
The showroom is right down the street from my job, so I was able to come back in afterwards and get more work accomplished. I’m glad they are so nearby so I can go there and get help if I need it, etc. With that other contractor my friend recommended, I didn’t even know when I might be able to go pick out materials or where it would be. We never got that far in the process, after all that time. Whereas this has progressed leaps and bounds since Tuesday. In two days, everything just flipped over into the positive and I’m amazed at the difference. Thank God my broker found this company!
Oh man, Fourth of July weekend. Is it bad that I have no desire to do anything special? I don’t really care about going to a BBQ or party at all. I have tomorrow off so it’s an awesome three day weekend, and I think the most I will do is perhaps go to a couple of matinee movies if I can. Maybe take my Mom to see “Up” since we are the only two in the family who haven’t seen it yet. I don’t know. I also have very exciting plans to clean out my closet and pack up more of my office. Woo hoo! I know how to celebrate the birth of our country, alright. Heh.
I weighed two pounds less this morning than I did last week. Two pounds is probably just water weight, so I’m not too excited yet. Besides, all I am doing is reducing the sugar and cutting out snacks. I haven’t begun an exercise regimen yet, and the walks are not cutting it lately with Olive being all slow. But whatever. Seeing any reduction on the scale is a motivator, so I’m glad for it. It’s better than seeing those numbers creep upward, like they had been. Whew. I hope you all are doing really great on your weight loss plans, too! Keep it up, my fine bitches. Keep it up. 🙂