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A little Glimpse

By on Oct 16, 2014 in Addison's Bedroom, Back Porch, Cellar, Deck and Patio, First Floor, Foyer, Kitchen, Lounge, Master Bathroom, Master Bedroom, Office - Hers, Powder Room, Second Floor, Upstairs Landing | 0 comments

It’s been another good week. Here’s a little glimpse of what’s been going on. The back porch screens were installed. We chose something that is very clear to keep it light and bright. Very pleased with this. (I just hope birds do not get curious and decide that they need to come and visit.) The back deck ceiling was completed. And our some of our fixtures went in. I love this versatile faucet and the insta-hot. (Thank you Scott for that recommendation.)  The powder room faucet was installed. I like this much better than what I had originally thought of. Jonathan and I finally get to share a master bathroom with lots of room for each of us. And Addison approves of our tub. It’s always nice to have your 8-year-old’s approval. (At least she is not in charge of her room just yet!) Here’s a feature that is more function over form – and that I am...

Tick Tock

By on Oct 11, 2014 in Back Porch, Cellar, Deck and Patio, First Floor, Front Porch, Guest Bathroom, Kitchen, Master Bathroom, Powder Room, Renovation, Second Floor | 0 comments

We are really counting down the days now. As it stands at the moment, we’ll be back in our home in less than a month. Here’s a recap of the last two weeks. When they took up the boards on the front porch everything was rotten underneath. So they rebuilt it. Now we have a beautiful (and structurally sound) front porch! The exterior cellar stairs have been installed. The framing crew built the chases in the kitchen. Farmhouse sink is in. And then the countertops came. Slowly but surely it’s coming together. The vintage tub and sink came back looking sparkly and new. In order to accommodate the tub, the flooring refinishers came and did the hall bath. We got a sneak peak of what our newly refinished floors will look like. We love them! Then the bath fixtures went in. And the old sink was installed in the powder room. This made me really, really happy! The trim guys were...

Can I get a Capital “P” for Progress!

By on Sep 25, 2014 in Back Porch, Bonus Room, Dumb Waiter, First Floor, Guest Bathroom, Kitchen, Lounge, Master Bathroom, Master Bedroom, Master Closet - Hers, Powder Room, Renovation, Second Floor, Third Floor, Upstairs Landing | 4 comments

Wow – the transformation of the last week has been amazing. Like “take my breath away” amazing. The haint blue ceilings I have swooned over for years are finally here – and ours. And we get them on two porches! Do we really get to live here? (This is what I keep asking myself…) The cabinets were delivered on Tuesday and the crew have been busy installing all week. To say that we are excited is the understatement of the year. Enough bitching about our current digs – the light is shining bright at the end of the tunnel. (That is a little smile coming from Jonathan’s face!) The old doors have been installed in the pantry and powder room. I really love the view of the new powder room tile through the transom window. It’s fun to have a modern surprise of 1/2″ penny tile covering the entire sink wall. And – next up for this powder...

Paint!

By on Sep 2, 2014 in Addison's Bedroom, Back Porch, First Floor, Front Porch, Guest Bathroom, Guest Bedroom, Office - Hers, Second Floor, Third Floor | 0 comments

The countdown has started.  60 (ish) days and counting. Let’s hope we stay on schedule. It’s surely exciting to be nearing the finish line. We have pretty much chosen the paint colors. We are staying the same for the exterior. Back in 2010 when we repainted we consulted with Robert at Historic House Colors to match this home he did above. And will duplicate it on the back of the home. Jonathan is putting his photoshop skills to use for Ryan and his team since we have about 8 colors going on. I have always loved a blue porch ceiling. And we will soon be sporting Hazel on both the front and back porch ceilings. In the past I have been a fan of lots of color on the walls. This time we are going with a beautifully understated neutral in all of the common areas and getting the color from the fabrics. Thanks Scott! The ceiling will be a nice, warm white. Copen Blue will be the...

Drywall – Part 2

By on Aug 15, 2014 in Back Porch, Bonus Room, Cellar, Dining Room, First Floor, Foyer, Guest Bathroom, Kitchen, Laundry Room, Living Room, Lounge, Master Bathroom, Master Bedroom, Office - Hers, Office - His, Pantry, Renovation, Second Floor, Third Floor, Upstairs Landing, Wine Cellar | 2 comments

These guys have been working hard. The drywall is all up and they are starting to skim and sand. Entry (just a cleanup and ceiling replacement) Living room (we just added a new ceiling) Living room Dining room (new ceiling and wall) Dining room. Pantry Kitchen The beams are really going to turn out great. Love when good collaboration happens! Kitchen Doors were stained a walnut finish. Porch walls were started. Halfway down to cellar Wine cellar. Upstairs landing (extended a wall, added recessed lighting, new ceiling) Upstairs hall bath (this is going to be such a great guest bath!) Entry hall into master (new everything!) Master bedroom. Master bath. My office (the house ended in the middle of this room and we removed a fireplace, added a closet and second window) Office. Upstairs laundry (beyond excited about this!!) Stairs to third level Third level bonus room The bench they had to...

Drywall – Part 1

By on Aug 6, 2014 in Back Porch, Bonus Room, Dining Room, First Floor, Foyer, Kitchen, Living Room, Lounge, Master Bathroom, Master Bedroom, Master Closet - Hers, Music Room, Office - Hers, Office - His, Renovation, Second Floor, Third Floor, Upstairs Landing | 2 comments

I think that the last few days have been as transformative as the days when the demo started. On Friday the drywall was delivered. (Glad I was not here to watch it.) Our neighbors have been very, very patient with us. (Thank you Bill and Susan!!) This guy worked HARD on Friday! Then on Saturday the beadboard ceiling went up on the back porch. Some of the ceilings came down on Friday. Here’s the second floor looking into office – Friday. On Monday and Tuesday the crew went to town.  By the end of Tuesday the 3rd floor, part of the second floor and ceilings were added. Below are some pics from the last two days. Here’s the same office on Tuesday afternoon. My closet – Tuesday afternoon. (I’m smiling!) Master bedroom Saturday. Master bedroom Tuesday. Master bathroom Friday. Master bathroom Tuesday. Living room with new ceiling. Upstairs landing with new...