Well there is a lot to report now! So much so, that if I were to go through it all, this would be an insanely long post. So I am going to sum it up as best as I possibly can. Skipping a lot of in-between steps. (As well as a few days. Sorry! I know I am late.)
First this guy showed up. Which gave me “hope” that it meant something.
Enough hope that my thoughts were something like “Gee, that is a lot of trim…” or “I hope that hope sign means it’s time to work on the inside.”
Second was so exciting. They FINALLY finished the brick and placed the shutters on!
This is not the final color by the way. They have yet to be stained. Here is the house with all its brick and (unstained) shutter glory. Also you may note that the lovely guest bathroom has shifted.
Le sigh. I am so happy.
Thirdly, these guys made an appearance.
and were installed before you could say “triscadecaphobia.”
Fourthly, I was right to hope and wonder. All that trim was quickly used and installed in all the proper places, shelving included.And I finally got to see what kind of fireplace we were getting. I never saw a photo or sample, so it was sort of surprise. Today it is all white, but I forgot to photograph it. Oops.
Fifth was a miracle.
Cabinets appeared! Not just in the kitchen, but the bathrooms too. If you look closely you can see that the trim and baseboards are all painted white at this point. Which brings us to number…
Six. Meanwhile the railing and wood at the stairs was installed and stained as well as another surprise.
These are my office doors. I was led to believe they would be white like the rest of the doors in the house. But alas they are stained as well. I am so happy! It is a really nice wood. Another surprise is Dan in the picture. I did not know he was there.
And lets not forget lucky number seven. While all the inside commotion was occurring, we got another addition to the exterior of the house.
Our front walkway. How nice.
So what a busy couple weeks!
Of course a lot more then that happened. But I just don’t have the photos. Here is a quick list. With fancy bullets to make it more special.
- All closet shelving was complete
- garage door installed
- back patio stairs were poured as well as the slab for the AC units
- The interior paint was done over the weekend and completed today, more on that in a minute
- a bunch of tiny fixes and corrections and whatnots.
So you will notice that my walls seem very, well, um, white. You probably assumed that was a mistake, or the paint was not yet completed. Or Tannie lost her mind. Alas that is not true. I am a lover of color, but when we discovered that whatever paint we picked would not just be applied on the walls, but the ceiling as well…well that was no bueno. I knew I would be painting the rooms all sorts of colors, so I could not have the ceiling clashing with said rooms, or dictating what colors I am limited too. Remember The Smithocracy is NOT a dicatorship. Therefore we felt it was in the best interest of freedom and self expression to go with “Designer White”. Or as I refer to is as “blah blah blah.” Yes it means that when be move in, our house is going to be very boring and sterile. Yes it means I will be super paranoid every time one of my kids even looks at the wall with a grimy finger. However! I have before me a blank canvas where my ceiling will not boss me into a color corner of any sort. The ceilings will be white and my walls will be free.
Now for one last picture. A little sneak peek into what we can expect for this week.
So exciting! I feel a video tour will be appropriate for the next update. See you then!