Well friends, I have good news and bad news.
The good news is that everything looks great with the house and there has been lots of progress this week. We have been seeing changes everyday which is great because if you've ever built or remodeled you know there are definitely days where no one is on the job... that has not been the case for us at all. Everyone has been working tirelessly (even on weekends).
The bad news is that the house is not done today as it was supposed to be and so we have been delayed another week. The saddest part about this is that although I was so so excited to put up Christmas decorations in the new house; the logic behind doing so is quickly dissipating. But let's be real... I'll probably put them up anyway... just to take them down in two weeks :(
The only things left on the agenda are:
make the finishing touches on the wainscoting and ceiling detail in the office
install the limestone tile on the great room fire place and grout the rest of the new tile
finish painting the main floor (the upstairs is now complete)
install mantles and built-in bookcases
switch out light fixtures
put the last coat of finish on the hardwood floors
have all the cabinet doors/ drawers re-installed after they've been painted and paint the cabinet boxes
They have 1 week to do this. Let's all pray that it happens! I can't really complain too much though about the delay. We've been staying with incredibly generous friends and family which makes it so much easier. The problem was that our floors got pushed back, then everything else got pushed back (including the painters) and that chain reaction resulted in a 2 week delay. I am so excited to be in the new home by Christmas so that we'll have a few days off to relax together and get settled in.
Disclaimer: Don't mind the mess in these photos. The house is seriously a dust ball and everything is kind of unfinished. When I post next week you should get a much more cohesive idea of what's going on!
The gigantic great room fire place has been dry-walled and covered with a smooth surface of texture. This will act as our base to build the molding details on. The great room and entry have brand new crown molding that has made such a major difference in the space. I can't wait to see how this room transforms with the new paint!
This is the wainscoting so far in the office. You'll see that new texture has been added to the panels to smooth out the finish. The initial work on the ceiling has also been done. The next step for the ceiling is smooth panels for the boxes and some additional detail to the beams. It's hard to explain but you'll see the finished product next week ;)
Lots of tile work has been done. The kitchen backsplash has been installed and I couldn't be happier with it. This was one of those choices that I made without doing a lot of research...I just saw what I liked in the store and bought it, ha! I'm very happy with how it looks. It has not been grouted yet so the lines in between the subway tiles will not be as prominent when everything is finished.
The basketweave tile in the bedroom is also installed. We opted to add a small row of 12 x 12 tiles on the floor in front of the fireplace to make it more of a focal point. The mantle and legs will really tie this whole piece together so I'm excited for it!
Here's a sneak peak of the paint color we chose for the upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms. (sorry for the poor quality iPhone pick). It is really hard to capture the true color of paint in a photo because it changes so drastically with the lighting but this color is seriously the perfect gray/ beige/ tan. The best way to describe it is a warm gray. We also painted the ceilings white...before the ceilings were the same color as the walls. The trim is now a more true white and not so off white as well. We used Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray for the upstairs.
We wrapped the wainscoting detail around the bottom of the staircase. It will also be going up the staircase!
And there's wainscoting in the entry as well. As you can tell, I love my wainscoting. There will be a good amount of white in this house with all the trim so I'm hoping it will feel very light, open, and clean!
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Check in next week for another update! Have a great day.