Saturday, April 15, 2017

House Update Month 3 - The Inside!

 

Happy Easter weekend, friends!  We are here at my parents this weekend, enjoying some beautiful weather and time together!  I took advantage of the warm spring morning to get some pictures in the house.  :-)

We're on month 3 now... the outside still looks the same as last I posted, but the inside is a different matter!  The drywall and trim have been installed and last week the painters started.  Bathroom tile was just laid and Monday should be a big day with grouting, wood floors being installed, and hopefully brick starting to go up on the exterior.

The past month has been a busy one.  I never imagined all the house decisions that would need to be made and nearly all at once!  Justus jokes that it took me eight hours to pick out three light fixtures and two weeks to pick out door knobs.  While that's clearly an exaggeration (ha!), my picky self has had a difficult time making quick decisions!  ;-)

Anyway, let me show you around!


 The garage is Justus's domain and I haven't made one decision in there, but I love how it turned out!  Justus wanted the bottom portions of the walls to have wood siding instead of drywall and I think it turned out great. It will also be great for helping to prevent some dings in the sheetrock.  The wood will be left natural, but sometime we'll paint the drywall. 

 


This is the main living area... the living room, dining room and kitchen are all found in this large room.  We had wood planks installed to look like ship lap around the fireplace and stairwell wall.  It added so much character.  We will miss the wooden beadboard walls in our previous home, but this definitely helped!


To the left of the stairwell is a little hallway that leads to the guest bedroom and bathroom.  To the left of the front door is the master bedroom.  I haven't decided whether to have the front door painted or stained (it's stain-grade fiberglass)... any opinions are welcomed.  :-) 


 We had all the interior doors painted a dark gray.  Oh my goodness, if you only knew how many times I almost changed my mind!  Justus was the one that was insistent it would break up the white, and I'm so glad we ended up having them painted.  I love the pop of color. If you look closely, you can see the ceiling and crown molding are a different shade of white than the walls.  The walls are only primed for now, but eventually will be painted the creamy white that the ceiling and trim are painted (Alabaster by Sherwin Williams).  

The little nook on the left of the picture was originally a pantry. One of the disadvantages of having an open floor plan in the main living area is that it eliminates wall space.  Despite this disadvantage, I would not trade the open floor plan... I love the idea of these rooms being open to one another and I also love all the light that floods in.  Anyway, I asked our cabinet maker to build me a dining room cabinet and hutch that we could fit into that space (I tried to remove the wall, but it was helping to bear the load of the upstairs, so we left it).  Displaying all my dishes was way more important to me than a pantry... haha!  (I did have him add a pantry cabinet to the kitchen design.)

 

 This is the tile I chose for the guest bathroom.  The vanity cabinet in here will be gray.  It would be embarrassing to admit how much I thought about what tile to put in the house... eventually I went with something that I loved and would be a good fit with the house, and I'm so glad I did.  The retro tiles are just perfect and timeless.   


This is the master bathroom.  Isn't this basketweave tile fun!  It provides such a pop of color!  The walls in here will be painted Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams and the vanity will be white.


The shower is full of white subway tiles.  :-)


 The girls bathroom upstairs is my personal favorite.  I love this black and white hex tile (the girls see flowers in the tile!).  Their bathroom is located in a dormer and it has these three charming windows in it.  The walls in here will be painted pink... of course. ;-)  The color I chose is White Dogwood by Sherwin Williams... I'm hoping it will be a pretty pink, but subtle.  It took the girls and I some begging to get Justus agree to pink walls.  ;-)


 In one of the girls bedrooms here... you can get a better look at the painted doors.  They are painted Peppercorn by Sherwin Williams. 


 And finally, walking into the bonus room...


 This room was such a pleasant surprise!  I guess we couldn't quite comprehend how large and open it was from the plans... I foresee us spending a lot of time in here.  Crafting, relaxing, doing school... there's enough room for a large table and chairs and maybe even a comfy sitting area down the road.  


 We paid our contractor to have the room finished up to this point, but we'll be finishing it from here.  There's not much left to do... painting, trim and flooring.  I definitely think this room deserves a whole wall dedicated to chalkboard paint. ;-)


 Although there hasn't been any change to the outside since I last posted, hopefully that is about to change!  We had to wait three weeks for the brick to come in that we chose, but it's here and ready now! 


I really think the brick was probably the most difficult choice.  When we first went to the brick store, we were both completely overwhelmed by the amount of choices and only a small sample board to look at.  We finally found a house we liked, and the supplier actually came out and found a close match.  Then they gave us an address of a house they had used this brick on, so that we could look at it on an entire house vs. a small sample board.  It's difficult to tell what it will look like at this point, but we're hopeful.  It's called St. Louis by Columbus Brick Company and I love that it has an old brick look to it. 

I think that's all for now!

I hope this finds you all well and that you have a very happy Easter! 


20 comments:

  1. It is all looking really, really great! I love how much thought you have put into everything. You are pulling it all together beautifully. I bet you can't wait to move in! Happy Easter- xo Diana

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    1. Thank you so much, Diana! We are SO excited to move in. Have a wonderful Easter!

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  2. Oh this is all just so exciting!

    Your home is going to be amazing!!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Michele! So sweet of you! Happy Easter!

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  3. Happy Easter! Alot of choices, but from your last home, you and Justice made it your own, so this beautiful Craftman will be gorgeous and welcoming. I'm happy you have a built in hutch for your dishes:).
    The hint of pink will be lovely for the girls too.
    Kathleen in Az

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen, for your kind words. I do hope the finished result is welcoming! Yes, must have room for all the dishes -ha! Have a wonderful Easter!

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  4. Lovely, of course! When do you expect to move in??? I know you all are beside yourself eager! :)

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    1. Hi Kim, thank you! We hope to move in 8 weeks or so, if all goes well and to plan. :-) Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

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  5. I love your paint and tile choices, especially the interior doors!! How did you choose which paint brand to use? There are so many choices, but I see you frequently use Sherwin Williams. Enjoy every moment of you home planning! :o)

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    1. Thank you so much, Amy! I've always used Benjamin Moore in the past, but our contractor prefers Sherwin Williams, so that's who we went with. I can't even count how many times I visited the store for paint samples... I was familiar with BM colors, so I felt like I was back at square one switching to SW! ;-) Happy Easter!

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  6. Your choices are so classic and timeless. I love the black and white tile floors you chose, and the penny tile! Sherwin Williams is excellent paint -- it's what we use. When we hired painters to paint our hallway with it, they were thrilled that we chose SW. It made their job easier. Can't wait to continue to follow along as your house becomes a home!
    Claudia

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    1. Thank you, Claudia! I have really been hoping that the choices we make for this house are timeless as we hope to spend many years here, so I appreciate you saying so! ;-) So glad to hear your input about Sherwin Williams... this is our first experience with it, but so far we've been really happy! Hope you had a happy Easter!

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  7. Oh Andrea it is going to be so beautiful!! I love your choice of dark grey interior doors--I was thinking of maybe doing that too with ours. So many choices that become overwhelming for sure! We chose an all-wood front door with transom and sidelights that we will stain but for our French doors that lead to the back screened porch we chose a painted fiberglass. I'm thinking we will paint this a dark grey probably. I think stained or painted for your fiberglass front door will look great either way. I'm also looking at and picking out from the Sherwin Williams paints--our tastes are so similar :)

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    1. Thank you, Megan! I know yours will be as well - I love following along with your build! Your all wood door sounds beautiful. I think I must have collected every gray paint sample SW had... LOL. As far as tastes being similar... great minds, right? ;-D

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  8. I love seeing the progress of your home...Love those dark gray doors!

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  9. Hi miss Andrea! Just popping in to check out your progress. It's looking great! I love all your classic tile choices. Looking forward to seeing more soon. xo, Miranda

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  10. Here's my vote for the front door: stain it. Someone once pointed out (and I have to remind myself from time to time) that it's a lot easier to paint over stain than it is to stain over paint if you end up deciding your first choice wasn't right. I love the look of a shaker or craftsman door stained a dark, rich color too! But whatever you do choose will look awesome :) Good luck!!

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  11. It is looking beautiful and I LOVE the gray doors! I've been debating on painting my pantry door a color....I think you just convinced me! Enjoy the journey!

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