Renovation: Stage Two. Choices, choices, choices

The house has been undergoing a renovation for several weeks and we are, slowly, making progress.

After the initial demo I had to make a lot of decisions, in a rather quick time frame, as to what I wanted in the house. First, I had to choose the tile and grout color for the bathroom. I decided on classic subway tile for the shower/tub wall as it will never go out of style. I picked a light gray grout to give the tile a bit more “design” and also because white grout seems to get dingy fast.

Choosing tile and grout color. Who knew there was colored grout?!

Choosing tile and grout color. Who knew there was colored grout?!

Next up, my nemesis, choosing paint. It’s the easiest thing to change in your house but for me it’s the hardest choice to make. I feel so overwhelmed by the sheer volume of colors and options available that I become almost paralyzed. I would have taken months to decide (and a ridiculous amount of samples) if left to my own devices, but the contractors needed an answer so I had to choose. 

Narrowing down the options.

Narrowing down the options.

I choose Edgecomb Gray by Benjamin Moore for the downstairs and hallway (although it looks beige on the walls), Revere Pewter (also Benjamin Moore) for the bathroom and back bedroom, Cashmere Grey (BM) for the middle bedroom, and Normal Grey (Sherwin Williams) for the Master Bedroom. You don’t need to adjust your monitors – none of these colors actually look grey!

Normal Grey Sherwin Williams

Normal Grey Sherwin Williams

Cashmere Grey Benjamin Moore

Cashmere Grey Benjamin Moore

Revere Pewter Benjamin Moore

Revere Pewter Benjamin Moore

The last big choice I had to make was what color to stain the floors. I like a more modern look and decided to stain the floors a rich, dark brown. Don’t they look pretty?!

Dark floors and first coat of Edgecomb Gray Benjamin Moore

Dark floors and first coat of Edgecomb Gray Benjamin Moore

A couple quick updates on other areas: the bathroom has walls and a door!

We are getting there!

We are getting there!

We have a pocket door!

We have a pocket door!

And……drum roll please, the glitter ceiling is gone! 

Say buh bye to the glitter.

Say buh bye to the glitter.

Now I have to work on getting movers (1600$ to move 2 miles? Really? For a one bedroom move?), buying furniture and figuring out how to pull it all together. Oh yeah, and how to save money fast so I can get that awful kitchen remodeled.

Lastly, just because …….

He seems a little confused here :)

He seems a little confused here 🙂

Until next time, stay warm out there!