Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thursday, 12/9 Small Things

Today it was only Johnny and I working. We spent a lot of the day talking through plans for the next few weeks. To be honest besides for planning, we do more small jobs around the house. I spent way too long putting a ceiling fan in the master bedroom. I have no clue why it took so long to install it.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wednesday, 12/8 Buying Things, Doors, and Priming

So today wasn't the best day I have ever had. Josh and I spent about an hour waiting at Lowes to pick up a door I had special ordered. I have no idea what took them so long to bring it up to the front, but it was pretty annoying.

Anyway, besides for that it was a pretty good day. I bought a new mailbox and installed it today, as well as found a place that had oak crown molding in stock. I picked some up, and it will be stained tomorrow (its going on top of the cabinets).

Parke spent the day cleaning up and sanding the new front and back doors. They are going to look great, a huge improvement over the old doors!

My painter spent the day priming, mostly the window trim.

It was just a day of small jobs that needed to be done.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tuesday, 12/7 Very Busy

First, I want to say that I'm sorry that it has been so, so long since I have written a blog post. Work on the house has been very hectic and I have been putting in very long hours this past week. Therefore I am just now getting around to writing a new post.

As you can see from this photo, a lot of work has been done. The whole house has been landscaped, which makes a huge difference in how it looks. Also the front lights have been put up. The river pebbles have been put down for the parking, giving the exterior an almost finished look.

I am putting a new front and back door in (actually bought them today). Once that is done, a front awning will be built, the mailbox will be put in, a small fence will be put on the right of the house, and finally the front landing will be painted. Then the exterior of the house will be done! Here are some pictures of the exterior:

The inside of the house has changed a lot! The main difference is that the cabinets are installed and stained, though the window trim is up and the ceilings are painted as well. Johnny and I spent two very long days getting the cabinets installed. Once in place they looked great and really made it look like a kitchen. The next day was spent staining all day long (once I got the right mixtures of stain to get the color I wanted). The cabinets looked great. Today my painter put a coat of poly on them and really made them stand out.

Besides for the cabinets, I also bought my appliances. I got range and microwave that are both convection cookers as well, and a dishwasher. All three are stainless steel. I only bought them this early because I got a great deal on them.

Johnny also got the trim up for all the windows, which looks great! Here are some photos, and please note that the cabinets look way way better in person (the flash made some of them look weird):

Again I'm sorry that it has taken me so long to update this blog. But a ton of work has been done, and everything is starting to come together to form a house.