Sunday, June 15, 2008

Weekend Warriors

So far it has been a very productive weekend! Friday night we babysat for Angie for a few hours, then Saturday we pretty much didn't rest all day long. The day started with a stop at the carpet remnant store to get samples for our guest room, followed by a late breakfast at the Minnesota Nice cafe. After that we headed home to check out the samples of carpet & vinyl we had picked up next to the wall color - it looked great! We are doing half the room in a liht tan burber(sp?) carpet and half the room in a matching vinyl - carpet under the beds, and vinyl for a sort of play area.

Next we made a stop at Home Depot for supplies for fixing the ceiling in the room (Josh's weight equipment ended up being too tall, causing us to accidentally poke a hole in the ceiling drywall). We decided on white paneling with a wood trim. The next few hours included some pretty hilarious do-it-yourself mischief as Josh is in a cast so I had to try hammering, which ended up not working right so we had to make another trip, this time to Walmart, to pick up screws instead of trim nails as the nails were not staying properly and I was having a heck of a time trying to hammer looking up at the ceiling (weird angle I guess!).
After finishing the ceiling, we went back to the carpet place and gave them our dimensions and put in our order for Monday pickup. Total $ for fixing up the room including the ceiling, trim around the room & ceiling, carpet, & vinyl was approximately $500-550.

Of course, being the ever ambitious couple we are, we also decided to rearrange our living room - hoping to open the room up a bit more and make it look bigger. This ended up being a pretty big task, especially with a huge sectional couch, TWO cable boxes with numerous wires, an entire surround system complete with about 5000 more wires, another couch, a fauxplace (our fake fireplace), a gorgeous rocking chair dad made, plants, lamps, and of course a coffee table. Not sure how we fit all this #$%@... But it ended up great and we found lots of Boscoe's missing toys hiding underneath things (and just as much dust!). All that's left is to move the pictures on the wall to the opposite wall and find something bigger for their old place. It was really nice to finally get everything CLEAN, even though the room is already covered in dog hair again.

Last but not least, Josh picked up a bottle of wine (check out what he picked out Carren!) and some beer to reward our hard work, and we both collapsed on the couch with a movie before going to bed. Great day! Now today, more cleaning in the rest of our house, and possibly a trip downtown to a game shop (for more Wii games!), the book store, and probably the tea/gift shop.
I really think I could write a book with all of the things we accomplished this weekend :)

7 comments:

Trasks said...

Looks Great ... you need to come and decorate my house now. Do not be too tired to do you know what.

Carren J. said...

Wow.. that is wierd that there was a wine called that. What made him buy it.. because it was different..how did it taste

CP said...

I guess Josh has had it before with his sister and liked it - it was pretty good, a dry red that would go well with red meat I think.

Our Family said...

Thanks again for watching the kids! They all have been talking about Josh and Carly! We drove past your house on Sat. and I pointed it out to the kids and they wanted to stop so bad, they didn't know why they didn't see boscow in the yard! :)

Our Family said...

oops, I meant boscoe, not bos cow!

Anonymous said...

One of these days we will have to go for a ride and see your house that you have worked so hard on. I really admire you two..Keep it up..Gram

Andy said...

my room looks great!