Monday, July 16, 2012

D-day approaches...last in-progress post

We're scheduled to have the appraiser in on Wednesday, which means we can start moving in after that.  So the next pictures I post will be pictures of our home, completed, with furniture.  But there's a lot of work between now and then, so I'll just leave you with these last few pictures.

The travertine looks smashing once it's sealed, n'est pas?

This is the oven hood. Ta da!

Here is a sample of the stain on the concrete downstairs. Kind of groovy.

And this is what my mosaic looks like now that it's grouted and sealed. Makes a huge difference, right?

Okay, what really happened is that it is more difficult than you might think to get that many teeny tiles flat and even in the mud. I tried my best, but it was my first time. No matter how much they grouted and smoothed, it just didn't look professional. So Jared chipped it out and put that medallion in instead. It looks great, and I am not the least bit sorry. It was a fun experiment, and I might decide to do something like that again someday, but right now, I'm just glad that his mosaic looks as good as the rest of the house.

Sunday, July 8, 2012


Whoa! Really starting to look like a house now.  There's really a lot more color in the stone they just laid, but I'm not very good at sunlight angles and things like that.  The front posts need lanterns, too.  Looks like a fun place to spend an evening chatting, though, doesn't it?

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

garage doors, paint, lights and granite, and a surprise

Here are the garage doors.  I know.  Super exciting.

This is just a sample of the paint colors.  The trim is dark with the walls a lighter color.  I love it.  It looks very classy.  

Here's a picture of the kitchen with the granite installed and the pendants above the bar.  Yes, that's a big bar.  I figure it will seat at least eight people.  If we put the leaves in the dining room table (all the while grateful for a dining room big enough to put leaves in the table), we can seat ten there.  So you see, we really are expecting you to come visit.  

This is a picture of the shelving unit Jared built in the laundry room.  I was at the house on my birthday, working on the mosaic, and when I went to talk to him about something, he was building this!  He didn't even know it was my birthday.  Nor did he know it would be exactly what I wanted.  Well, he's probably figured that out by now.  So here it is, and I am so excited because my family will no longer have any excuse for leaving their stuff scattered all around.  This is the place to hold it all!