Monday, March 19, 2012

March 19, 2012

March is the new July in Wisconsin.

An entire week of sunshine and record breaking temps really helped to dry things out and green things up. Loving the blue sky, bluebells and sunshine!

Since it has dried up around the house, here's a tour of the exterior starting at the front porch. We're anxious to get the columns painted ~ then the porch will "pop."

Master bedroom addition.

Master bedroom fireplace.

Our lovely dirt backyard.

The backside.

The window on the right is the master bedroom, the windows on the main level to the left are the family room addition. The walk out basement is a future project.

Curved porch.

Inside we have more cabinets installed. This is peeking into the laundry room.

Lockers and cabinets over the washer and dryer.

Farm sink.

The front stairs are looking good. The newel posts arrive tomorrow.

The kitchen island is in and a few more white cabinets.

From the hallway into the kitchen.

Bar end of the pantry.

STORAGE in the pantry... upper doors to come.

The kitchen stairwell is shaping up to be gorgeous too.

The dining room is a wood shop these days!

A peek into the master bathroom.

The tile chair rail has begun.

The bookcases in the landing went in. Lighting and top trim has yet to be installed.

The curved tin roof.

View from my studio above the garage ~ swoon! Things are shaping up. Watch for garage doors in the next post... Cheers!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

March 11, 2012

It seems that spring has finally arrived so the mud is drying out and we can move forward with outdoor details.

Tin roof on the bump out in the kitchen.

Working hard to clean up the front porch.

Window trim details on the old house.

We LOVE the laundry room floor!

Black travertine hexagons...

They make me think of chicken wire. Love the refined rustic feel.

My favorite picture - XOXO

The front staircase is close to being done.

A few of the cabinets were installed this week. The kitchen sink will be under the window.

One end of the pantry - a wine fridge will go in the middle and the rest will function as a bar.

Fridge and freezer wall.

Double doors into the master bathroom.

We did the same white octagon and dot tile in all the bathrooms with graphite grout.

Master bathroom shower is started.

Kitchen staircase has begun. We are blessed with Bob the woodworker!

Guest room shower.

Guest room wall showing the doors next to the stone. The windows will be stained rather than painted the typical white.

The girls bathroom.

Girls shower and bath.

The loft. Looking forward to getting a railing up there and permanent ladder.

These are the lockers (upside down) that will go in the laundry room.

Siding has been SO slow! Finally almost done.

The columns are up on the porch and the tin roof is on...

Looks like a great place for a drink in the sun, right?

So, we're getting there!! Still very one-day-at-a-time. It's great fun to see all the long planned out details coming together. I think we actually might live here one day!