The Adventures of Team P

Archive for December, 2011

All done!

We are finished with our winter mini-makeover. Here are some pictures of our new dining room wall color:

We love it. It is much calmer than that crazy bright red.

Moving on to the kitchen, here are the backsplash-less counters!  It feels much more open and clean without them there. We still need to caulk the seam where the granite meets the wall.

Someday soon we will put a pretty tile backsplash up and paint the cabinets WHITE.

We painted these walls a greenish white. You can barely see the color. We didn’t want it to turn out pastel/baby room green, so we went super light. It is “Olivetint” by Benjamin Moore.

It basically just looks white. And clean!


Scarlet and Gray

We have been living with this blood-red dining room for about 5 years. Neither of us even really likes red, so who knows why we chose it. Sometimes we are a little “off” with our color selection (see: the purple). Ha!  Anyways, yesterday we finally changed it.

Here is one last look at the red. Shield your eyes!

The new color is a dark brownish-gray and we love it. We got fancy/expensive paint (“Sparrow” by Benjamin Moore) that covered the red up with no problems.

The new color looks really pretty and we can’t wait to show it to you. We didn’t take any pictures because as soon as we finished in the dining room we moved on to the kitchen for some DEMOLITION.

In case you are wondering, there was nothing wrong with this backsplash, but we prefer the way it looks without it there… and someday we’d like to put tile up, which means it would need to go anyway.

Thomas cut the seal and pried the granite piece off with a crowbar.

That process left the drywall a little torn. And oops! we tore one whole chunk out.

But we can fix that right up.

Then we did this:

And Thomas scared me a lot by doing this:

We’ll hopefully have another update for you tomorrow. Things are looking good!

Time to say goodbye

Swimming Pigs!

This one’s for you Erika!

Mooey Cow-mas!


Santa cow’s back!

Bach at Duke Chapel




At Duke Chapel to hear Gina play Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. Daniel and Elizabeth and her folks are also here.

The cello is strong with this one

Gina totally doesn’t get this… but Thomas does. He thought you all would like it!