So I may need to knock on wood, but the word is SIX weeks on the house. I am going to start counting down, and see where we are when I get to #1. Today is #42, so Feb 18th will land us on six weeks.
While we were in Dallas, we did a little shopping for the house. But before it's all put together, I'd like to give you a sneak peek into my design style and show you some of things I have purchased (and also some colors I've picked out).
But first, here are some photos of the outside, specifically requested by my dad.
Love you Dad!
|front of house and front door|
|back of house|
|the double windows above the scaffolding on the end are the louvered windows of my studio|
|the patio (it is off the south end of the house)|
|close-up of patio door|
There will be three of these lights down the length of the patio, with two white outdoor ceiling fans between them (light, fan, light, fan, light). We will also put one above the front door.
Today they start painting!!!
(Niel picked this out!)
|main body of house|
|front door and patio door|
Here is the interior color pallet:
|girls and boys bedrooms and|
a few of the doors downstairs
|a few accent walls|
|pretty much the walls throughout|
|All trim, cabinets and fireplace...|
yes, we are painting the fireplace
Maybe this will be the longest post I have published to date. I am going for a record.
Here is a mirror I am going to try for my master bathroom vanity. Not typical: counter top-to-ceiling.
|37"wide 74 3/4" high|
large rug for bedroom, I think...maybe living room
|this random assortment will go on the built-in cupboards in the children's rooms|
|light pendant for hallway leading to the kitchen|
|coat closet doorknob pulls (also in the same hallway)|
|these little guys are going to be the drawer pulls in my kitchen|
Still need to figure out the knobs for the cabinets through the rest of the house. Any ideas?
|vent hood for the gas range (in the kitchen, duh...)|
Now, speaking of the kitchen, here are a few pictures of its progress!
we are not putting any upper cabinets in the kitchen. Instead there will be a few floating shelves along the far wall you see, flanking the window. I am imagining something along the lines of this, only more colorful:
One last thing, a picture strip (also, per my Dad's request) of the landscape. It isn't fall here anymore obviously, but this is better than the bleak winter's landscape we have now.
|you saw this one a few pictures up|
I welcome any and all comments.