Thursday, July 25, 2013
It has been so exciting to see our house going up but up until this point it has just been the basic stuff. Slab, framing, plumbing etc. Now we are finally starting to add some character and I can see the little touches coming out that are going to make this house unique to us. We saw the trestles in the living room/dining room for the first time yesterday and are so excited about them. They really bring out the farmhouse look and make the room feel cozy.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
The guys have made a ton of progress after being rained out for several days. It was so exciting to see at least 10 trucks parked on our land.
-metal porch roof-almost done
-front porch paint-done (no more brown paint!)
-front porch floor paint-done
Today they are adding the front porch columns and are putting up the trestles in the living room.
I have been searching for the perfect toddler bed for Brox. I knew I wanted it to look old so I started the hunt for a Jenny Lind spindle bed but turns out they don't really exist anymore. The only one that I found was $700 from Land of Nod. For some reason I held off on ordering the bed and a week later I got a text from my cousin Taylor that she found an antique Jenny Lind for $200. We went to see it and walked away with a bed for $125 thanks to Mom's negotiation skills. I am soo excited to have such a beautiful old piece in Brox's room. I originally thought this would be the before picture and I would paint the bed high gloss black but as I was cleaning it yesterday I decided I love the old chipped paint look. So much character!
I want to make sure his room is perfect as soon as we move in to help make the transition easier. Next on my list for his room is to make a tee-pee for his reading nook!
Thursday, July 11, 2013
I have known from start of this process that I wanted to paint my front porch ceiling haint blue.
"Once just an old Southern tradition, the blue porch ceiling has made its way north and is being introduced to new generations. There are numerous theories as to why – from fooling spiders and wasps into thinking the ceiling is the sky, to blue being a harbinger of good luck, to the color extending daylight, to scaring away evil spirits."
In addition to these fabulous reasons to paint the ceiling blue I just love how it looks. Who would of thought that there were so many options to choose from?! I thought haint blue was one color but it certainly is not. The painter needed a decision last night so I had to call in re-inforcements and have my mom come help me decide. I think we made a great choice. Stay tuned to see the final product tomorrow!
I am so glad they are finally starting to paint over the not so flattering brown color. The white looks great and I can't wait to see the full house painted and the black shutters added!
Friday, July 5, 2013
I ordered our master bath fixtures today. Exposed rainmaker shower, cast iron clawfoot tub and a British telephone clawfoot tub faucet. I did tons of research and finally found exactly what I wanted at vintagetub.com. I cannot wait to see what everything looks like in person. Reviews were excellent and customer service so far has been great. I will post another update once I actually receive the items.