Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Time to get packing!!

Guess what this means???.................

It means this is ready!!!!!!
I can hardly believe it, but we are scheduled to move in on FRIDAY!!!!! 2 more days!!!!!
I hate that time has gotten away from me and summer and life got too busy for me to keep up with our house progress on here, but I'm hoping to still catch up soon. But for now, I'm packing and moving!!! WHOO HOOO!!!!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Brick, Stone, Plumbing and Electrical!

The past two days have been A-MAZING!!! SOOOO much has happened and its all of the pretty, detail stuff. The main one being BRICK AND STONE!! These were from yesterday:
 For all of you who helped me decide on it is! Thank you! I love it!!
 Corner shelves were added to the 2 secondary bathrooms.
 Kitchen backsplash is getting installed!
 Lights are ready to be installed!
 Master shower floor was installed:
 And we sat outside for nearly 20 minutes just watching them put up the brick.

And then today..............................
 The kitchen backsplash was completed

Kitchen faucet
 Toilets and light fixtures were installed in the bathrooms
 The master tub tile was finished (except the front where they are waiting on some more tiles)
 Light fixtures were installed!
 Master Bathroom lights and faucets
 Ceiling fans were installed
Hall bathroom with new lights, faucets and shower head

 Formal Dining Room with new light fixture

Kate's room with new ceiling fan
More brick and stone!!
Living room with new ceiling fan
Another picture of the master tub with tile detail

 Brick on the other side of the house
And the light switches and outlet covers were installed!! You know this means you're getting close!
I'm so happy with today's progress!!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Lots of catching up to do!

I have a little catching up to do. Summer has been kicking my butt and I'm trying to keep up! I will go ahead and apologize for the super long post. So here is what has happened since my last post on July 6th.
July 8, 2015
The painters came in and started painting the dark brown areas: Fireplace Mantle and Kitchen Island. The color is Sherwin Williams Sable. Sorry for the poor quality of pictures. They had the house sealed up and so I had to take pictures through the windows!

July 9, 2015
The walls get painted!! At first I wanted Perfect Greige by Sherwin Williams, but after lots of conversations with my friends and in my head I decided to step it down a color on the paint chip and go lighter with Versatile Grey.

 They also had a guy painting the kitchen cabinets. We went with SW Dover White.
(Still taking pictures through the windows!)

July 10, 2015
More pictures!
 They were excited about their rooms being painted. Although we'll paint them different colors eventually.

July 12, 2015
Time for granite!! We chose Giallo Ornamental for the whole house.

 They were super fast! And that same day they got the sinks installed too!

The Master Shower also got prepped and ready for tile and a niche was added.
Matt and I got in a little yard work while they put the granite in.
 And the kids played outside.

July 13, 2015
The bathtub frame went in:
 And the tile work began:

The tile guys showed up faster than we expected (Praise the Lord! Someone finally showed up early!) so I had to make an emergency appointment with my tile lady to get my kitchen backsplash picked out. We were waiting until we had our actual slab of granite to match, but the tile guys came about the same time the granite guys did so we were cutting it close. I was hoping that whatever I picked was immediately available so that we wouldn't have to pay the tile guys to come back out and install the kitchen backsplash. But Gene saved the day, the backsplash was selected and it was in Houston!
 This is the general idea of what our kitchen will look like with the off white cabinets, Giallo Ornamental granite and travertine backsplash. Except it will be laid out like this:

The girls and I took a little mini vacay to Dallas with my parents for a few days and when we came home we had.....................
The long awaited (and super delayed) brick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
July 17, 2015
They also had the tile almost complete in the girls bathrooms

 And the Master Bath was coming along:

Powder Room:

Laundry Room:

 And here is a closer look at the brick:

July 19, 2015
 The Master Shower is getting a little more complete.
 And we did some more yard work turning these areas:
Into a little more cleaned up area. Remember, this lot was completely solid with brush, trees and vines. So there's A LOT of work to still be done. Especially in the back! But we're getting there.
So now we're to today, July 20th:
 Honestly, it was a little disappointing. We were promised that the brick would get started today but when I showed up around 3:30pm this was all I saw.......piles of brick around the house. Then I found out that the truck broke and so they'll be back tomorrow morning to start. We should of had our brick on the house well over a month ago! After a bad batch, lots of time and delays this brick has been the thorn in our side!

Then as far as tile this got done today. And the master shower was prepped for the flooring to be installed.
But I don't want to leave you with anything negative so I'll show you what my kitchen (my pride and joy if you can't tell yet) looks like now:

Here's to hoping for quick progress and some pictures of a bricked/stoned house SOON!!