Still cant believe what happened...

Saturday, January 21, 2012

I sure have missed my Sparkfriends and wondered how you are all doing over the past few weeks.

January 6th I was at work, and the manager from my apartment complex called to tell me that someone had broken into my apartment and my things were gone. They had called the police. I told them I would be home right away.
I could not believe what I walked into. My Tv, laptop, computer, my husbands power tools, jewelery were among things missing.

My entire house was destroyed except the kitchen. From now on I recommend that people keep their good jewellery in muffin pans or measuring cups because that is the only place they didnt touch.
Thank God we have renters insurance. They are going to pay a good portion of what was taken. Just waiting on the check. It has taken a lot longer than I expected.
Besides the things taken, there was a lot of damage. This was after the clean up.
We have since started redecorating, and painting. They are cleaning the carpet and putting new tile down. I changed from the rich earth tones to completely opposite. I am going with a light, clean, beach inspired look. Not a tacky beach theme though. I really needed a change and wanted something fresh. Here is the type of look I am trying to achieve. I sure dont have all those windows, but this is the kind of feel I want.
We textured the walls and painted them a light sand, almost ivory color. The accent wall is now textured rough and painted a very pale blue grey color. (like the sky) I am ordering a natural shag rug from Home Depot to go under the coffee table, and putting either a jute rug or a bamboo mat under the dining room table. I painted the inside of the windows white, and put up white sheer curtains. They are also putting up new blinds because they were damaged when the theifs broke my window. I am going to paint my brown metal lamp white and going to use white, cream, and mother of pearl accents. I want a large painting over the couch. Probably something like a water scene, although like I said, I dont want to go too "beachy". I put a white orchid on the coffee table, and want a large wicker basket by the entry way for umbrellas n such. I also saw this beautiful vase at Ross made of mother of pearl. I hope its still there when I go back for it. Oh...also I am replacing my recliner which doesnt match anything, with a woven natural or white colored armchair. I just have not found the right one yet.
When all of this is complete, I will post pics.
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    My GOSH ! ! ! That is AWFUL !!!!! I am SOOOO sorry ! You must feel violated ! And to have to CLEAN the mess ! that makes me SO ANGRY !!! But LOOK at YOU ! You have turned the SOUR situation into a freshglass of lemonade ! You ROCK !!! emoticon
    2126 days ago
    Wow, I'm so sorry this happened to you!! I'm glad yall had insurance and are getting to re-decorate/remodel - how exciting! :) praying for yall!
    2128 days ago
    Isn't it awesome how what satan means for evil, God turns around into good? God is so good! Material things can be replaced, lives can't! So thankful you all weren't home! Glad you're safe and back! :)

    Love and Blessings,
    2129 days ago
    How awful for you! I really like the changes you're making!
    2130 days ago
    I am so sorry. What a terrible thing to do to you and your family. emoticon
    2130 days ago
    OMG-what a horrible ordeal! So thankful nobody was hurt, & that you had renters ins. Replacing everything is quite the feat. And the cleanup - ugh! I would be so upset, worried, downright mad! You sound pretty calm - & I love how you're planning & shopping for the new decor. I hope that you can relax again in your new, calm, light, clean, beachy-inspired home! Glad you're back on SP!!!
    June :)
    2130 days ago
    Oh sorry to hear this!!

    2130 days ago
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