Friday, May 20, 2011

Is that a Stain I See?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - Day 94

The painters came on Wednesday to start staining the trim and interior doors.  They're going to be working for a few days on that and then start painting the walls.  Everything is coming together quickly now!  If everything goes well, we could be closing and moving in as early as June 16!  We'll see how it goes.

Here’s some sample stained pieces that they gave us to look at.  The rectangular piece on top is the color of our kitchen cabinets.

The painters’ minivan!

Walking in from the garage…

The stained patio door.

The painters were hard at work staining doors in the great room!

Here’s a view from the front corner of the master bedroom, looking back out to the great room on the right and the master bath on the left.
And, finally, here’s the view from the doorway of the master bedroom, looking out over the front yard.

Enjoy the pictures.  We’ll have a lot more next week!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Trim and Stairs Finished!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - Day 93

The trim guys were back this week to finish off the trim, closet shelving, and the stairways!  The painters are due on Wednesday to start staining all the wood.

Breaking Ground on the Garden!

Saturday May 14, 2011

We actually had a nice sunny afternoon this past weekend with only a few moments of rain.  So, seizing on the opportunity, Carl rented a tiller and started working up the garden plot at the new house.  After about 5 hours of hard work, cutting down trees and weeds, raking away the dead weed trash on the ground, and running over the plot with the tiller about 8 times...we have a start on the garden!  Then Lindsey showed up and wanted to expand it a little bit, so we added a few feet on one end.  We're going to let it sit for about a week and then tear it up again and plant.  Can't wait to start planting!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

We Have Doors and Trim!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - Day 86
The builders got a lot done last week.  They got the walls and ceilings primed, installed the interior doors, and started the trim.  After we get them straightened out on a few details, they should finish up the trim later this week.  After that it will be on to painting the walls and staining the trim.  The light brown primer color you see in the pictures is a shade lighter than the actual paint will be.  Enjoy the pictures!

Here's one of the upstairs bedrooms, showing the room door and the French doors on the closet.

Here's a look out the other upstairs bedroom.  The front windows are all 3 wide casement.  They're starting to look great with the nice new trim framing them.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Finished Drywall & Priming

Sunday May 1, 2011 - Day 77

Another week down and the drywall is finally done.  They finished installing everything, mudding the joints and spraying the spanish lace ceilings during the week.  The painters showed up on Saturday to prime everything.  Enjoy the pictures!

Here's Carl standing in the kitchen just after they finished up the drywall and mud.

These guys are fearless!

They sprayed the spanish lace on the ceilings on Friday.

Here's Lindsey posing in the kitchen after the walls were primed on Saturday.