Tuesday, July 14, 2015

An Update on the Progress of our House



Last week, the second "part" of our house arrived, which is the porch addition.  It was a lot of hard work for my husband and the mover to get the addition loaded onto the trailer, and safely moved.  In fact, it took them all day to jack up the addition, get it loaded onto the trailer, and then moved here all in one piece.


However, thankfully it arrived safely, and all intact!


Meanwhile, inside the house, we were busy painting.  We started first with the ceiling.


A dear friend of ours, TS came over to help my husband install the subfloor in the kitchen and bathroom, and to repair some soft spots in the flooring throughout the house.


The painting progressed pretty quickly the first day.  We finished the ceilings, and began painting the walls.  Here is the living room wall accented in "Real Wood", a dark rich chocolate color!


The main portion of the walls were painted in "Scribe", and I was thrilled with this beautiful color, a soft creamy vanilla!


Here you can see the addition as it joins up now with the house.


A peek down the hallway where walls are still taped as we wait for the paint to dry.


I'm very pleased with the color of this room!  Our plan is to balance out the "blues" with some chocolate and vanilla accents.


Here we are in the bathroom.  You may remember, the bathroom was painted a bright, glaring neon blue color.  Happily, the amazing paint that I used even in the light "Scribe" color, covered the blue right up!  We also accented one wall with the chocolate brown.  There are still pieces of blue painters tape on the wall as we waited for the paint to dry.


This is the master bedroom, again with a chocolate accent wall.  I wanted to keep the color scheme rather simple, and we are pleased with the results!


This room faces east and south, and will get lots of lovely sunshine. The large windows continue to bring joy to my heart whenever I look outside, and see the beauty around us!


After the walls were painted, it was time to get started on the cabinets.  First thing to do, was to remove the hinges from the cabinets, and then to sand the veneer until the shine was removed.


It took quite a while to do all this!


 Doors, drawers, and hinges removed, and sanded down.


I lined the cabinets up on the floor, since these cabinets were not installed, and I wanted to see how they are going to work on the walls.


The home as it sits now, with the addition attached.  It still needs a lot of attention on the outside, with skirting, and a paint job, but all things in their time!


This little porch that came with the house will do for now.  It beats stepping on concrete blocks to get into the house!  My husband will build a better porch once we have finished with all the "necessities" that have to be done for us to move in.


Friends of ours picked up some free cabinets from craigslist, and couldn't use all of the cabinets, and offered them to us.  I was hoping this might work in my kitchen, but after looking at it, and calculating measurements, I think it is too long, once we put in the refrigerator and a table.  However, regardless of whether it can be used or not in the kitchen, my husband has said he could use it for storage in the shop he intends to build.


Back to work with the cabinets!  The fun begins with painting!  Because of the veneer coating on the cabinets, they will require at least 2-3 coats of paint.  So, patience is a virtue in this process!  Hurry up, paint... and then wait! LOL!


The color I chose to paint the cabinets was "Tahitian Vanilla" by Clark & Kensington.  It is supposed to have an iridescent shine to it when dry.  So far, I was not able to see that "shine", but I hope that it will show up!


Has anyone ever mentioned how much work painting cabinets is?  It took my daughter and I quite a few hours to put the first coat of paint on these cabinets.


However, once we got all the cabinets painted, and the doors painted on one side, we decided to let them dry overnight.  Tomorrow we will add a second coat of paint to the cabinets, and paint the other side of the doors.   This is a process of ... hurry up, paint, and then wait for it to dry!

Once we finish painting the cabinets, then the flooring will get installed, and then the moving can begin! Lots of excitement around here... and I will do my best to keep you updated on our progress!  :)

19 comments:

  1. It is exciting to see the progress. I am sure it is the same for you also. :0) mari

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    1. It is so exciting to see the progress too, and although it is a lot of work, I know it will be worth it in the end :) Thank you for your visit today!

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  2. It's already looking great!! :)

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    1. Thanks Kim! We are excited about the progress we are making!

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  3. This is just beautiful! I LOVE the brown paint and the other colors, too. It is all coming together so nicely! It is so much fun to see the pictures and to see all of the progress you are making. :) God bless you all on this journey!!! So exciting!

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    1. Thank you dear Cheryl! I am very pleased so far with the colors that we chose, and now I am anxious to see how the cabinets will turn out, but of course, it just takes more time with the cabinets. Next will be the flooring, and once that is in, it will really feel like a home! Appreciate your visit so much :)

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  4. You have made a tremendous amount of progress on your house! Such hard work. Great color choices throughout-especially the chocolate in the living room.

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    1. Thank you Nora! I too, am in love with the chocolate color I chose! :)

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  5. You have made a tremendous amount of progress on your house! Such hard work. Great color choices throughout-especially the chocolate in the living room.

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  6. Such a labor of love! Everything is looking clean and bright! Wait until you can start putting things together...it will look all brand new, and feel like your own place. Anxious to see more.
    Debbie
    xo

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    1. It has been an exciting journey indeed! I can't wait to finish painting the cabinets and get them hung so we can really get a feel for how the kitchen is going to be! I will certainly be posting pictures as I can. Right now, it is slow going, waiting on cabinets to get finished, lol!

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  7. Everything is turning out so lovely....love the new colors!
    Can't wait to see more in the future:)

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    1. It has been a lot of work, but I know it will be worth it all when it is finished! Right now, it is slow going with the cabinets taking a long time, but once we get that done, things will pick up speed, lol! :)

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  8. How exciting to see your house coming together! It looks like so much work! I hope you had a tall glass of lemonade after all that painting!

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    1. Haha, well, we still haven't quite finished getting the cabinets painted, so I'll keep that tall glass of lemonade in mind for a nice celebration when we finish :)

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  9. I'm already excited to see the result. The wall color is an eye candy.

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    1. It is exciting for us to put this all together! I can't wait for it to be done, but I'm learning patience is a virtue when painting cabinets, lol!

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  10. The chocolate is such a warm colour I think it's going to make your home feel very cozy.

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    1. Indeed, Ronda, the chocolate is such a yummy color, and I'm so happy with it! I apologize for the lateness in responding to this comment... wow! Time flies when you're busy, lol! Hope all is well with you, and hope to drop by to see what you've been doing in the next day or two! :)

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