Saturday, October 1, 2016

Slow and Steady!

We've been making slow and steady progress on the new house.  I've been lax on posting these updates but I've been a bit busy trying to sell our current home, packing, moving boxes, attending Precious Daughter's showers and keeping up with the rest of our lives.  

Truth be told, the adding of trim and baseboard wasn't too exciting.

Now that those are finished, the last coats of paint are being added and we are expecting the counter tops to be installed 
the middle of this next week!

I do have some photos to share.

The concrete flat work for the patio and grilling porch was finished.
We chose to 'stamp' it in a stone pattern for texture.  
We are pleased with the look.

So is Sallie!
The hearth for the exterior fireplace was completed.  Our bricklayers were wonderful to work with!
J will add a pine mantle for now.  We may add a stone mantle later that matches the stone on the house.  For now though, he would like to use an old pine beam he found in one of the barns on his grandfather's farm.  

A side from all of the trim work, our carpenters finished the huge wall unit in the great room.  This was quite an undertaking but I love it!
The doors to the bottom cabinets are sitting on the box and the whole thing will be painted white.  The television will go in the center.  It really turned out larger than I had imagined but is in proportion to the room 
and will give me so much storage!!

The plantation shutters for the front windows and furniture for the great room have been ordered.  They should all be here by the end of October.

We plan to work slowly and carefully the week of Precious Daughter's wedding as to not be too sore to enjoy this special event.

But after that, it will be full cleaning mode for me!  
I would like for us to be all settled before Thanksgiving.

Thanks for visiting!  


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Charla Jones said...

Your home is looking amazing! I love the storage on that wall unit. What kind of wood did you use for it? Enjoy these next few weeks.

Anonymous said...

Looking great, I remember the mess when we had work done on our house, hugd

Creations By Cindy said...

Sweet Zenda, things are moving right along for you with your beautiful home. I cannot get over the size of that beautiful wall unit! Girl....I bet you have some beautiful things to store on those shelves. When everything is over, house building and need to take a little vacation sister girl and a well deserved one at that. Well...if you can afford it by then huh? LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Your home is quite fantastic! Love the grilling porch and the fireplace. I like the idea of the old wood beam for the mantel. My mother's home has a big barn beam for the fireplace wall that came from a barn of a friend of my Dad's back in the 60's. It's always been a unique accent. Best wishes for the fantastic upcoming wedding for your daughter!

Anne said...

This is such a goal, I had been planning to do some renovation in our house too. But the thing is we dont have budget yet. Your house is big though visiting from Featured Tuesday.

Silver Willow said...

Looks great!!! Oh, how I love (and miss) Plantation Shutters! Hope to have some when we move/retired in 2-3 years. :)

Christine Graves said...

Wow, things are really looking good and coming along!

The Freckled Rose said...

Your new home is looking amazing! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Dishing It & Digging It!

carol@The Red Painted Cottage said...

Zenda, I love that huge built-in wall unit, and I'm really enjoying watching everything take shape!

Sahana Ajeethan said...

Your home looks awesome. Thank you for linking up with us at #HomeMattersParty. See you again next week.

Pili Gomez said...

Your house is turning great and that big wall unit is amazing!! I can see it painted white and decorared, it will look great!

Jann Olson said...

Wow Zenda, talk about your dream home! Love, love the patio. That ceiling is to die for and the stamped concrete looks great. We did that with the concrete under our pergola and I have loved it. That built in is amazing! What fun you will have with it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

The Charm of Home said...

It is going to be beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said...

Wow Zenda that great room wall unit is incredible. Imagine all the fun you'll have trying to fill it up and then playing with the accessories to get them just right.

Tina said...

Awesome work!