Last week was all about priming. The outside of the house, that is. And, boy, am I primed to finish this project! The next 2 weeks should yield lots of results, both inside and out. Electrical. Plumbing. Stone fabrication. Hardware. Painting. Landscaping.
Above is the oversized window box that my contractor built to match my new pair from Walpole for the front windows.
Right now....everything is a sea of white. I am desperate for some color...in the form of flowers, shrubs, shutters and front door.New, front side door entrance. No more getting wet while trying to unlock the front door!
This is our existing family room. Just a variation on a theme. With the ceiling raised and a new fireplace, we were able to rebuild the same general set up we had before, just better. And, yes, that big gaping space above the fireplace is for the flat screen tv. Yes, a painting would be prettier, but that was a battle I just didn't win.
This may just be the part of the project I'm most excited about. A real mud room. Cubbies for everyone with electrical outlets inside, so everyone can charge their Ipods, phones, etc...out of sight.
Staircase going up to the new playroom.
For the playroom, we decided to do bead board all the way around. It adds a little bit of depth and will "boy proof" those walls!
So, as we begin a new week, I wish you luck in finishing your projects. My contractor returns from vacation tomorrow and my list is long!
What are you working on these days?