Monday, March 26, 2012
We went with a vinyl flooring called Flexitec for a couple of the rooms in the house. We chose the same floor pattern and color to try to keep some of the consistency through the house (and it made for fewer decisions for me!)
We used the Flexitec floor in the mudroom…
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Those of you who know me offline know that I have been painting like a fiend for the last few days (over 25 hours in the last 3 days). But painting isn’t possible until the drywall is finished… So here are a few photos of how the drywall finishing went…
I had never seen one of these cool toys before. This is what they used to get the drywall tape applied to the seams between sheets of drywall.
Monday, March 12, 2012
It’s not quite finished yet, but it’s getting close. We went with “slate” for the roof color and “Victorian gray” for the siding.
Have I mentioned that the porches are going on at the same time? They are treated lumber porches, with columns wrapped in cedar.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The cats have had to make some adjustments, as well. Mostly, their adjustments are about where they can sleep now.
Martin found a new couch to sleep on.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012
Things are starting to move really fast now… They drywall is hung, and that really makes it look and feel like a new house!
This is one of the new bedrooms, the one that will be my office. (I’m taking the one with two windows. The others only have one window.)
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Okay, maybe I’m a little over the top. But you have to see this to believe it!
Not too long ago, I made a batch of The Pioneer Woman’s comfort food meatballs. (Coincidentally, these were just featured on her Food Network show last weekend!)
I was left with a Pampered Chef Stoneware Rectangular Baker to clean out. And, I am not ashamed to admit, I did not clean it that night. I left it out. And the sauce dried to a hard sticky mess. Ick. So I soaked it for a few hours, and was left with this:
Pretty seriously gross.