Monday, November 15, 2010

Carpet Friday!!!

Taken from the top of the basement stairs looking into the kitchen/dining area. Still need cabinet doors and the kitchen sink is going in this week.

Just a different angle from the same spot.

Standing at the kitchen sink looking toward the basement stairs. (still need a railing-you can see the posts)

Fireplace on dining room side. This is an old hickory beam from brother Kal's barn. It has tons of character. Notice Drew's Lighning McQueen car in the notch. That's a little decorating tip from Tyler.

The entertainment center in the living room. The bottom portion will have cabinet doors.

Fireplace from living room side.
Standing at the back door looking past the lockers on the right into the laundry room. Everything still needs cabinet doors. We have the material, just not the time.
From the back door again, looking to the left of the laundry room into the kitchen/back hall.
Shot from the laundry room door looking into the kitchen.
Jeremy built this cabinet for me after I showed him a picture of it in the Pottery Barn Catalog. I'm looking for mis-matched, antique door knobs to go at the bottom for coat hooks.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Just need cabinet doors and countertop now. Actually, the island counter wont be square like that, but arched.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Another productive weekend!

The little bathroom. Still needs countertop, but completely usable.

The pantry all finished. Now I get to fill it!

Glenn's paint booth in the garage. This is where he sprayed all the interior and exterior doors. Another project this weekend was to get this all cleaned up. Just a little more sweeping and it's clean.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Getting closer

The living room. Still have to paint the walls, but this entertainment center and tray ceiling just about killed me.

Drew's room. It's really not this dark. The second photo is a better shot.

A closet anyone would be jealous of. Just right for a 6 year olds crap. :)

Getting ready for lacquer.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Looking at the dining/kitchen area from the basement stairway....

Looking from the front of the kitchen back to the office.

Standing in the doorway of the back entry looking into the kitchen/dining.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

More pics

Some more pics for those that have asked. I didn't post originally because I couldn't really get good shots of each room. First is laundry room (duh), second is office.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Em's room done

....well, except the flooring and the counter top.

I painted stripes in Drew's nursery years ago. I won't forget again how much of a pain they are.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


.....some finished pictures. Well, almost finished. This is the master bedroom. The first shot taken from the bathroom doorway and the second, from the entry to the room.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Summer work

With the outside work now complete (thanks to Emily's grad party) work on the inside has resumed at a pretty good clip.

Here is our front porch with the "Touch of the North Ceiling" that we completed last weekend. Still have to finish up some trim work, but this is a good idea of what it will look like.

I had to lay it all out in the garage first, after polyurethane-ing it TWICE, so I could get a good pattern of blended wood species and colors. What a pain.

This was all the left over we had when we were finished. Cutting it a little too close if you ask me.

This is the coffered ceiling and shell of the entertainment center in the living room. We've actually had this material for almost 7 years. Finally, it's fulfilling it's intended purpose. (And the humongous pile of hardwood flooring chilling out and getting acclimated to the house, awaiting installation)

And the beginning of the shell of the kitchen cabinets, just done today. FINALLY! The end is in sight.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Beginning of June

This post is for Randy K and Pat who have both been quite vocal in letting me know that I haven't posted pictures in a while. :)

A lot has been done since the last post. We've pulled off work on the inside to get the outside ready for Emily's grad party in two weeks. Nice in a way because otherwise, most of this stuff wouldn't get done for several more months.

Glenn on his 400th trip around the house in preparation for seeding. We heard we are supposed to get a heavy rain tonight so we are holding off on planting until we see what happens.