Archive for March, 2012

30 days and counting!!

Yes, we are moving back in within the next 30 days.  OMG!  Boy, that saying that time goes fast is sure true.  Here we are actually talking about moving into the home we’ve dreamed about for 15 years.  Still a few things to finish up of course but we do have a timeline now.  Hardwood floors are priority this week – they are sanding, filling, sanding, staining and varnishing this week.  That will be another big change to share.  Thursday the cabinet company comes in again to finish up the work they started — still need to hang the hutch cabinets in the kitchen and finish up a few things. Fireplaces are working now and electrical fixtures turn on if we have light bulbs in ’em.  We have a long list of light bulbs to go out and purchase yet. 🙂 

Here's the front coming together








Kitchen backsplash - Loved it when Sarah Richardson (HGTV) did it and love it here too!

Jessie wanted stripes in her room so we did an accent wall - she's very happy about it.


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Seeing the actual plumbing fixtures like the faucets, sinks, toilets etc. go in add just that right amount of contrast to the rooms.   Most everything is actually functional too — Annie is one that is excited about that.  She hasn’t been thrilled with using the outhouse when we’re over there for long periods of time.  Enjoy some pics of the plumbing stuff and the exterior paint that is going on now although my picture doesn’t do the color justice.  Oh, yes, and my tub!! Ooo, la, la!

Guest bath coming together

Guest bath coming together


Master bath soaking tub


Exterior paint going on

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Here comes the color

Well, the interior paint is now done.  It looks so nice.  They worked tirelessly on the ceiling in the great room/kitchen and it is amazing. I knew it would change the look but didn’t expect it to start to feel so much more like a home.  I did fairly good with my paint choices — only two rooms that need to be redone.  We need to lighten up the girls’ bathroom (blue is too bright) and Annie’s pink room (too much like Pepto Pink) but don’t tell her.  I’m hoping she won’t notice. Focus right now is on getting the plumbing fixures installed, can lights installed and exterior painting.  The house was filled with workers today inside and out.  It is so much fun when there are so many people around getting lots of stuff done.

Ceiling in the great room


View from back door looking at kitchen and into entry way on right

Living room color is Benjamin Moore Wedgewood Gray


Jessie's room color is Benjamin Moore Kittery Point Green

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