I hope you’re sitting down…

We’ve sold our house! Yes, the painted brick beauty that we’ve worked hard to make our nest, belongs to another family.

Now, you might be feeling overcome with emotions at the moment: shocked, excited, confused, and even sad. Don’t worry, this is normal and it will take a minute to process. It took us all of 5 seconds.

Why did we sell, you ask?

We love the building process, from the lot purchase to the finishing touches; we’re passionate about each and every step.

So here we are, starting from the beginning... Hope you will follow along in our adventure.

Where's your green thumb?

We were bold in painting our house white. It doesn't fit the beautiful rock and brick homes that surround us, but we thought we would go for it. As you saw in blinded by the WHITE, and again below, the dirt yard was unsuccessful in bringing out the "pop" of white in our home.

"Grass" was the real pop we needed. Although neither of us have green thumbs, we are excited to see how well our interior design sense can be transferred to our front flower and plant beds.

Currently the grass has a golden hue, however, with the help of our well it should be green soon.

Any Suggestions?

Blinded by the WHITE!

Color is here and we don't care who knows it. Our red brick is no longer looking so intense. We have transitioned to a primed and in-progress painted brick masterpiece.

The primer is beginning to help shape the look of our new house. The official colors will be simple white for the brick and functional gray for the trim (Sherwin Williams).

The trim is yet to be painted (as is the house fully), but we know it will add a great compliment and contrast to the rest of the homes in McDavid Springs. We can't wait for the beautiful green grass to highlight the cleanness of our classic painted brick residence.

After analyzing many photos to get the perfect study with built-in bookshelves, the study is coming together. It is dark, cozy and ready to be stocked with hundreds of reading options.

The kitchen is full of color. The island is painted - duxbury gray, cabinets and trim - white dove, the kitchen walls - owl gray and the living room - creme caramel (Benjamin Moore). A few more accents will make this space functional and charming.

The dining room is ethereal and soft. The dark tile will help anchor the room and give it strength. The dining room is bunny gray  (Benjamin Moore).

Red Rover, Red Rover, Send Painted Brick Over!

The day has come when our house, shining in its bricked glory, looks burned by the Texas sun. Each day, we come by to inspect the previous day's work, swallowing our pride and reciting the words "it will get better." What's the problem, you ask.

For all the Chi Omegas, you will be delighted by the cardinal and straw brick and trim combination. Luckily, a layer or two of paint is in the near future. In the meantime, we are considering whether or not to send a flyer throughout the neighborhood. "Keep Calm, It Will Be Painted"