Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Where has the month gone?!

What a blog post?!  I know, I know... it has been a while. We have been soooo busy this past month that I can't believe that it's almost July!

The house is really coming together inside. In the past 3 weeks they installed the cabinets, floors, lighting and countertops.

 Here is a shot looking into the kitchen from the family room. This was taken at the beginning of June:

And here is a shot from couple of weeks ago of when they where installing the cabinets...


The kitchen has to be my favorite room in the house. 
Why wouldn't it be?! I put so much thought into it!

My favorite thing about the kitchen is the Calacutta Gold Marble countertop on the island. It took quite a few trips to the granite warehouse to find the perfect slab. Here it is at the warehouse. Calacutta Gold is a much warmer tone marble than the traditional Cararra.

Here it is when they were installing it and the black granite.

In other news, they are in the process of doing the tile and this past weekend they stained the hardwood floors. We stopped by on our lunch break to pick out a stain. Let me tell you it is not an easy task!

Which one would you have picked?

It took a while for me to make up my mind but we went with the one on top in the picture below which is 3 parts of Provincial (color on bottom) and 1 part Antique Brown:

Here is a shot of the Laundry Room floor. I went with something fun and different. Why? Just to do it I guess!

More to come!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Long Weekend...

Last weekend for the most part was pretty productive on our part. It took us the better part of a couple of days but we put up the board and batten in our dining room...

Plus the painters finished painting the whole house with the first coat so now it really is starting look like a home!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Trim work!

All the walls are sheetrocked and mudded..... 

I have got to get me some of these stilts!

 And now the trim work is almost done!

 This looking into the Dining Room. See those blotches of paint colors...well we spent quite a few hours this past weekend debating over paint colors. Hopefully within the next week the interior will be primed and painted!

 Oh and we have an actual staircase!

Next up - Cabinets! Can't wait to see how they turned out!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

I know...it's been a while...

We have been soooo busy lately that I have not had the time nor energy to post but the house has taken major strides...

The biggest change is that we have sheetrock!

This is looking into the kitchen... try to imagine a farmhouse sink under those windows!

See that small little door? That is Muffin's pet door. We have big plans for it! 

Here is a shot of the front door...

 And this is the great room... Don't mind me, I am just fixing the window mullins...

The other major change is the house is painted!
It sure is white! 
The color is Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee OC-45

What do you think?

We painted the windows and the mullins Sherwin Williams Porpoise. I will admit when they were doing it I was a bit scared...

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Bathroom Inspiration

We are in the thick of it now! So much is happening with the house right now and I have to make decisions! Ahhh! If you know me, you know I am the most indecisive person on the face of this earth.

But... I am getting close. Here are my thoughts for the bathrooms:

Kohler - contemporary - bathroom - Kohlermoroccan stencilspretty powder room
Images from my Pinterest

The Powder Bathroom 

We are doing beadboard on the lower portion of the wall and I am going to do a stencil treatment on the top portions similar to the ones above.

This is the dresser that I have finally decided on. It only took me about 5 months!  Now I just need to buy it and put a sink in it, cut about 2 inches to make it a little shorter and find a faucet!  Piece of cake! ;)

This  is the tile I will probably use on the floor in the Powder Bathroom as well as the Jack-n-Jill bathrooms upstairs.

American Olean 12-in x 12-in Sausalito White Ceramic Mosaic Floor Tile 

The Jack-n-Jill Bathroom: 

The upstairs bathrooms will have this vanity (similar to one from Potterybarn but at a much better price off of Ebay!) 


 But.... I am thinking that I will paint it a warm grey....

Classic Single Sink Console - Gray
Via Potterybarn.com

For the tile on the floor I am going to use the white octagon tile but use black grout to warm it up like in these photos:


The fixtures will be chrome and I am thinking something like this for the vanity lights:
 Olivia 2-Light Vanity. Guest bath 

Now I just need to figure out the Master Bath!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

We have brackets!

Well things sure haven't slowed down... 

It's only been 2 months since we closed and we have gone from this:

to this!

It is really looking like our house now!

Here are a few of the in between photos:

 Oh and guess what?! We have brackets!

Hello farmhouse!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Construction Update!

The house is coming along at a nice pace, I just hope it does not slow down! We have most of the windows and doors in now and the plumbers have started to rough in the plumbing.

Here is a shot of our "Friends & Family" antique door installed! I really love the color of it so I haven't quite decided if I should paint it blue as I had planned or leave it as is...??? 
Hmm, what do you think?

We have been so busy this past week trying to pick out lighting, fixtures, toilets and meeting with the cabinet maker.  I really need to start narrowing down my decisions! 

But on a positive note we did order our kitchen sink!

 Barclay 30" Single Bowl Farmer Sink
 Now I just need to find a faucet!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Tubs, Toilets, and Totally Stressed!

This is what I feel like today!

The house is coming along really fast! Which is really great news but at the same time, we have to make soooo many decisions to finalize right now! 

I know this is suppose to be the fun part however I have learned very quickly that I have champagne taste on a beer budget!  Of course everything we pick out is over budget! We have so much to do right now like finding faucets, tubs, lighting, and vanities all while staying within budget and in a short amount of time! Ahhh! Breathe...Breathe.....

The good news is that we are hoping to move in by the end of June!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Raise the Roof!

So in a little over a week we have gone from this...

 to this...

to this...


 and finally this is where we are today!

 We have a roof! Doing a happy dance!
It is really starting to look like a house now!

It was so rainy this past weekend which meant that there was still plenty of mud but that did not keep us from walking around the house. This is me trying to not step in any of the wet stuff!

And lastly, here is a shot of the back porch. Not much to see now but hopefully things will really start taking shape in the next couple of weeks!

Meeting with the plumbers and picking out lighting later this week... So much to do!