Thursday, December 31, 2009

Divine Master Bedroom!

I saved our master bedroom for our 50th post! I feel it's necessary as I'm most proud of our master bedroom throughout this whole house. Each has something special about it, but I love our master bedroom.

What did we do in our master bedroom? First, I painted. Henry helped a little ;), but he did pick the fabulous paint color! He selected Warm Stone from Sherwin Williams. The next thing we knew, our furniture was moved in. Then, just last week, we took down the nasty old ceiling fan and replaced it with a new one (Henry's Christmas present)! We don't have curtains yet, but I'm thinking about getting these.

So, here we go with the before and after shots!



Yes, I am watching FRIENDS :)




And here's the new ceiling fan! It's the 52" Ashlar, Antique Silver Ceiling Fan from Quorum International.

So, what do you think?!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas at the Borchards!

Christmas was a success yesterday and was held in our new home! Somehow, all the stars aligned and we got everyone here at our house yesterday for Christmas. It was perfect! Doug, Joyce, Ronnie, Teresa, Ashlee, Philip, Chase, Melanie, Steve, Nana, Ralph, Alicia, Emily and Justine (plus Bella, too) were all here for Christmas. We had a great time enjoying everyone's company and having dinner together.

Our really exciting fun came when we all congregated in the living room for our Chinese Christmas gift exchange. Man, did we get rowdy, but it was all in good fun!
Ronnie was first to go. Everyone had to wear my Victoria's Secret Santa hat while it was their turn in the gift exchange.
Ronnie got a sprayer to attach on your water hose..
Mom liked the Santa hat.
Now she has to choose a present!
Ralph was next, and Mom and Ronnie are already trying to persuade him to steal their gifts!
I think he wishes he would have stolen.
Philip is being persuaded to steal gifts.
Now Ash is trying to decided for her present.
Chase looks adorable, in my opinion.
Chase didn't quite get what he thought he would. A platter? To serve what?
Dad trying to scheme on what he will steal.
Alicia posing for her turn in the gift exchange!
Henry's turn!
Teresa telling us, "What? It's just a hat!"
Justine's ready for her turn!
Nana wants to know what is up for grabs!
Emily was made for that hat!
Then we took a family photo! I love this picture!
Thanks familia for all joining us for Christmas :) You made a very special day for Henry and I!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Dining Room is Getting There!

Sorry all! I know it's been a while, and I hope some of you are visiting because you got a Christmas Card and it had this crazy blog address, thus you decided to try it out! Am I right? If so, please leave a comment :) Henry and I want to hear!

Anyway, I've been working on the house a lot more lately, and I'm about to bombard you with some more updates! I'm going to start with the dining room though because I haven't fully decided how much I like it yet. I think it's because I know it's not complete.

On our wish list is a table to accommodate up to 12 people :) Yes, I want to serve meals to LOTS of you! :) We also have NO LIGHT IN THERE! What the heck! I mean, yes there's a huge bay window, but there is no light in dining room. Ridiculous!

Here are 2 pics from the original listing on the house.
This first picture looks at the dining room from the bay window at the front of the house.
This second picture looks across the dining room from the entry way and onto our office (that room with the weird window).
This is our dining room now! I painted the back wall as an accent wall in Sherwin Williams Arresting Auburn. The other wall (and remaining walls) have been painted a light color on the same swatch which is Sherwin Williams Glamour. Currently, our dining table is in the back of the room, but that will change once I get my big dining table :)
This is the same picture from above where you are looking from the entry way, across the dining room and into the office.
Here is the picture from the middle of the room looking towards the front of the house at the bay window. Those curtains are actually from Walmart :) I LOVE them. I haven't decided if I think this is the best room for them, but I like them for now.

I know this isn't a beautiful picture, but I added some sconces on the side of the window as well as hung a few other things in the dining room. I'm still working on more stuff in here, but I think the paint is the biggest thing.

So, what do you think? Come on out if you are lurking! We want to hear your thoughts :)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

Moving Announcement Made :)

Our moving announcement has been made! I love the design :) Obviously you can tell that some info has been cloned out as I don't want the WWW to know our info, but you get the idea. I had a graphic designer on Etsy.com design it for me, and she did a terrific job! You should check out Go Against the Grain. Our design only cost us $20!!! I thought that was an incredibly fair price. I provided her the photo, told her I thought it best it not be black, white, and red (LOL!), and mentioned some fonts I've liked in the past. That's it! And the above design is what she came up with :) Henry and I were VERY pleased :)
There's not much more going on with our house at this point that is really picture worthy. We are just trying to find places for things right now. That's it. Sorry...
However, I do have this awesome video of my husband trying to fix the hole he made in our ceiling. There's not much that you can see as he is in the attic, but it's really just funny to hear him yell. LOL! You can hear my trying not to laugh too hard. He was nailing in 3 boards to crossbeams in the attic. The first board, well, I laughed really hard but didn't have the camera. After I handed him the 2nd board, I DASHED for the camera. I was hoping to catch something good, and oh did I! I don't know how funny it will be for you, but I laughed sooooo hard!

video

Ooooohh, man! I love my husband...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Fabulous Place to Clean Clothes

Confession: I, Krista Borchard, LIKE to do laundry. I know...I know. Why? I'm not sure. You would think that doing my family's laundry from 6th grade on would make me turn into a wife that pawns all laundry responsibility on my husband. Apparently, that's not the case. All of my roommates in college could probably attest that I was slightly odd about caring about our laundry area. I mean, I didn't care about it as much as I do about the room in our house now, but I did care.


Anyhow, moving onto the Borchard Casa laundry room! While this is not the finished product, I'll show you the start to finish of what we did.

First off, this picture was taken before we closed. It shows damage on the back wall where the wall meets the floor. Henry removed the sheet rock along the wall, replaced it, taped, floated, re-textured, then I repainted the walls. You can't see the improved wall though because it's behind the washer and dryer.
This picture is of the opposite side of our laundry room. I don't have a NEW picture of this side of the laundry room, but this pic shows what the room basically looked like before. BLAH!
TADA! Our New Laundry Room!
We had some old crappy cabinets in here that were just not salvageable. Justin and Henry removed them, and I bought new shelving from Ikea to put in! That Cheer up on the top shelf is up for grabs by the way. I painted the laundry room March Wind from Sherwin Williams.
Check out our new washer and dryer! I'm in heaven! We decided to get the Maytag Bravos washer and dryer. Click on the words to see the models we selected. Yes, I was doing a load of laundry at the time of this picture taking :)
So beautiful. :) Now my truck, phone, laptop and washer & dryer all match! LOL!
I bought these spiffy hooks that will hold whatever we need them to, but they fold up when you aren't using them.

So what do you think?! I'm totally in love with this room now :)

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

I have more pictures than words for this post as a picture says a thousand words! Henry and I did our traditional Thanksgiving today. We joined the Kornegay family at our annual family reunion for lunch, and the Brods got a few pics after lunch.






After the reunion, we headed to Corpus, and we are enjoying time with the Borchards now! We had fun watching the A&M vs. tu game tonight even though we watched a loss. The Ags made them sweat, so it was still an exciting game to watch!
We are also, obviously, taking a nice break from home improvements. I should have some pics to show you soon of the office and the laundry room!