Corey and I have been busy preparing to move as well as preparing our condo to move into. He graduated from college and now it's my turn to focus on my education. I will be attending USU to get a degree in Landscape Architecture beginning Fall of 2005.
We went to look for apartments to rent in Logan, and the nicest ones we could rent were the same price as if we purchased something. So, we found a condo we loved and decided to go for it. Even though we closed on it way earlier than we needed to, it is such a great find. We will be posting pictures of the condo as it looked when we purchased it, as well as what we have been doing to change it!
Besides a new paint job (The present one needed touchups anyway, so we decided to start fresh. We had such fun picking the colors, and surprisingly didn't take too long to agree on a color scheme!), we put recessed lighting in the kitchen and replaced the horrible looking dining room light. The kitchen light was lovely flourescent (no one should ever put flourescent lighting in a home, especially the kitchen) and the dining room "chandelier" didn't give off much light, even when it was turned on. We temporarily purchased an inexpensive light fixture to replace the dining room light, and we haven't found the right fixture yet.
The pantry shelves were not too stable after years of use, and we didn't think they looked like an efficient use of space, so we are replacing them!
The paint in the full bathroom is an icky yellow. It will be gray before too long!
Never let your children color on the walls, especially with marker. This was barely covered, and after 4 coats of paint, we can still see through the color. We are going to paint another layer and see if that does it. I told Corey that our kids are never, ever going to have markers!