One thing I’ve come to really love about blogging is that I have an audience to pose questions to, and in turn I receive a wide variety of ideas and opinions. If you’ve been following for long, you know that I love to hear what you think about certain options. So today I wanted to revisit some of those questions and bring you up to speed on where we stand!
1. TV in the Bedroom — Yay or Nay?
The majority of you answered that a TV in the bedroom is a no-no, and we have to agree. For now, we are putting TVs in the den and in the office.
No TV here. Just our very very sparse looking room. (By the way, that’s our new king size bed! Yay!)
2. To Paint or Not to Paint?
Most of you answered that we should keep the closet simple and white, and again, we agree. White it is!
3. Closet Suggestions Needed!
While we’re on the topic of closets…remember our storage issue? A lot of you had some great ideas. We decided to get a pair of these, since they extend to 7 feet, don’t rely on the walls for support, and got excellent reviews…and we had a pretty awesome coupon. We haven’t gotten around to setting them up yet though…I’ll let you know how we like them when we do! (Down the road, I’m really hoping for some custom built ins. Patience, grasshopper…)
4. Countertop options.
We got a wide array of answers and suggestions on this one. The votes were spread pretty evenly between painting the existing countertops, installing concrete countertops, and simply buying new countertops. Sorry to disappoint you, but we still haven’t made a decision. The kitchen just really hasn’t been a priority lately. But I can tell you that we have ruled out painting them. I’m really interested in this new faux-marble laminate, but Charles understandably worries that they will look cheap. The pictures I’ve seen look great (like here and here), but I need to see it in real life.
5. It’s Not Always Black & White.
Once again–still no decision. This will be a DIY for us, so there’s really no rush. I have to admit, I’ve been a high-gloss black advocate from the beginning, but after all of your interesting suggestions, I’m starting to question that! I played around a bit on Sherwin-Williams’ Paint Visualizer Tool and came up with some pretty cool options…
I haven’t even shown these to Charles yet, so I’m interested to see what he thinks. I feel more unsure than ever about a color choice, so I think we’re just going to have to go for it and dive right in! It’s just paint, right?!
There it is. As you can see, we’ve made a lot of progress in some areas, and virtually none in others, but that’s just how it goes I guess. Check back soon for more updates and decisions! :)