Tuesday, June 28, 2016

breastplate

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Eby Horse Trailer










Sunday, June 26, 2016

Kitchen moving out!

The big news is the kitchen.  It's looking amazing!  Can't wait for the granite!


It's hard to see in the photos, but the green in the upper cabinets is lighter than the lower cabinets, except for the tall piece in the middle of the pic.


My kitchen fireplace!  Whoo hoo!  Shoe molding at the bottom will be replaced with stained oak.


Looking towards the hallway.  You can see the farmhouse sink & the dishwasher on the right. If there's any money left over (hahahaha), I will replace the ceiling fan.

Hardwoods are being refinished - third coat tomorrow.  They are looking great.

Washer and dryer are hooked up.  Basement floor was painted too - it looks great.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

House update

Things are really coming along!  Painting is nearly complete.  Windows have all been reglazed.  Guest bath is almost done & master is close behind.  Parker is almost finished with the vanity and it looks really lovely.  Vanity top is on order.

The kitchen has the most left to do.  Flooring will be coming in this week and granite is ordered for the counter tops. Appliances are here, but installation is on hold until the flooring wraps up.  Washer and dryer are in the basement, but not yet hooked up.


Master shower.  This will have glass doors.  Vanity will be walnut with a gorgeous figured granite.




Guest bathroom.  Pretty much done except for a few details.  I am thinking about knitting a linen panel for the window.  I think that would be pretty cool.



Entry lighting.  Not much to say on this one.  Old lamp was hideous.  I like this one!



















Ditto here with the hallway lighting.  A little work doing on with the smoke alarm.



This is the living room.  Floors will be refinished next week.  These are in pretty good shape, but some of the other floors are a little rough.  I will have the guy sand them and then stain them as light a stain as makes sense all around.



This is the dining room.  This is the only room where I am second guessing the paint color - not sure about the wainscoting.  I am thinking about pulling the green from the kitchen into this room.  Will see what Ka and Bubba think.




Here is a quick snap of the kitchen.  I only took the one pic b/c it is still pretty rough looking.  Love the colors though.  Not sure if you can tell, but the upper and lower cabinets are two different colors.  Pending granite is a dark charcoal gray with a leathered finish.  You can see that the floors are still a work in progress, but the sink is in!  Pretty, eh?

I am not posting pics of the bedrooms.  They got new coats of paint and floors will be refinished next week, so getting close.  The light in the house is so funny that it's hard to get true colors - there is a big green echo from all the trees outside!  Crazy!

Friday, June 17, 2016

A little knitting update

House is coming along great.  Will post more pics soon.

In the meantime - some recent knitting.


This is  a really pretty design by Romi Hill called FuchsiaNouveau.  The yarn is a silk/linen blend dyed by dyedianadye (etsy shop).  It was really a fun knit.  

I have a really pretty shawl by Anne Hanson on the needles now in a yummy blue colorway.

Packing is going a little slower than I would prefer - I would rather knit than pack.  I would rather do most anything than pack, but I have to get on it.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Starting to come back together!

So stuff is happening!  So exciting!


Here's my bedroom.  It was purple before.  This makes me much happier!




Master bath with drywall in place!



This will be my craft room.  Sweet!


Here's the guest bedroom.  It's actually pink.  Maybe a little pinker than I expected!  LOL


Guest bath.  Tub and drywall in place!


This is the den.  Not painted yet, but French doors in place. 
Pretty, eh?





Kitchen-ish.  Not a whole lotta change, but the cabinet header is in place.  Still need to pick flooring and finalize paint color here.  (check out the can lights - we haz illumination!)



Living room painted.  I love how this color looks!  So warm and inviting.  The original white (in DR) is so cold that it looks blue in comparison!




Wainscotting color in teeny swatch. I think it will be nice.  Another shot contrasting the cold white of the original paint with the new paint.

Just got the price for the kitchen countertop that I wanted - 4K.  Ummm No.  Back to the drawing board!


Sunday, May 15, 2016

Demolition under way

Just a couple of snaps of the demolition activities.

Taking out that peninsula has made the kitchen feel way bigger.  Still deciding if I want an island there or not.



Guest bath - just about doubled in size!  Holy cats!

Friday, May 13, 2016

New House!

I am downsizing and just bought a cute little 50's rancher near Braddock Heights.  It's a little rough - here are a few before shots!


Walk in the front door to faux slate.  It's hardwood underneath, so it will probably get a nice entry rug and call it good.


This is the living room & dining room with a glimpse of the kitchen.  Hardwoods in pretty good shape here.



Kitchen - a little rough, eh?  I think I am keeping the colors though.  I like them!


More kitchen, the peninsula goes.




And looking from the outside in - and yes, on the right is another fireplace!  I have two!



Guest bath.  What can be said?  The sink and shower are two little alcoves off to the right behind the door.  Teeny.  This will change.





Master Bath.  Rougher than it looks in this picture.  Sadly, losing the cool blue vintage tile, but it will be purty when complete. 

Bedrooms are in okay shape - need floors done and painting, but all good.