So, before we moved in, I had my contractor working on these relatively small tasks. I'm not a huge fan of darkly stained floors and worried they'd show scratches from the girls' nails too easily. So I opted for clear coats to keep a natural finish.
The living room was painted in Benjamin Moore's Stained Glass
An almost teal blue that looks different depending on the light.
Downstairs room/office was painted in Benjamin Moore's Smokestack Gray, a medium toned gray with hints of blue (if you can't tell already, I'm a blue-aholic).
Yes, my downstairs has a slight red, white, and blue effect which I realized near the end. But the reds and blues are not true reds and blues and so I think it isn't too American flag-ish.
On moving day, the movers brought in my laughably small amount of furniture (though it still costed a fortune to move of course) and I waited for my parents to bring Sunny and Rosy that evening.
And then they arrived!
And I think they secretly wished that I'd take them back to the apartment for the first few weeks. They really bonded in their dislike of all this change.
Next up, I'll talk about the new furniture and making the house feel more like a home.