October was the month for cabinet installation.
But we made progress and some day we will live in that thing!
If I try putting all these in order I will never have time to actually build the house, so bear with me here.
A tiny little peek into the little things that happen around here:
The cabinet guy tried to help me with future sweeping by angling the toe kicks.
But that's just not the look I wanted.
I've got to get over feeling bad making people re-do things.
When they taped off all the door trim to paint it pulled off a ton of the paint.
The zinc went on (more on that in the last post).
More paint issues but oh boy I love those transoms.
Lots of cabinets.
Trying to pick a stone color.
Lots of lists like this scattered all over the place.
Trying to figure out bathroom finishes:
...Which meant I had these things sliding around in the back of my car every time I made a turn ALL MONTH. Samples from what seems like all over the whole planet.
So many things to try to match...
IT WILL NOT BE THAT COLOR WHEN WE'RE DONE. Just FYI.
I know, kinda weird, but it works.
After the ceiling serious non-level problems were fixed, they finally started the trim for the family room fireplace wall:
More changed toe kicks.
This bathroom went from having one cabinet waaaayyyy too big:
More messed-up paint:
Final countertop choices:HERE.)
More tile choices...
LOTS of work trying to figure out how in the world to accomplish this type of look with our fireplace.
All kinds of measuring and deliberating about that thing:
And finally...we got it all installed last week. I LOVE it! I will post pictures as soon as I can.
Getting ready for a bookshelf...
Agonizing over flooring decisions:HERE.
They also had to come grind the cement down to get ready for the wood install.
Honestly, I don't know that there could be a more crooked floor, dealing with new cement and old cement and load-bearing walls totally changed.
I already posted about the mudroom lockers, but it was so fun to watch them go in!:
Here's our lone appliance left over from the original house.
Zinc was unveiled:
This is the bench in the jack and jill bath. oh I picture lots of teenage girls sitting there getting ready and doing each other's hair.
Primer on the girls' walls:
We FINALLY started on the finishing work.
After much deliberation and negotiating and mind-boggling-choices with samples coming out of our ears.
And THEN after much begging to PLEASE get crews out there and going, it all began.
These guys came to get the crews set up:
It is a work in progress I tell you! This was near the beginning of October and it's now (as I write) the middle of December and they are getting close to done.
But it's so exciting to see it get going!
The master shower went from this:
All ready for tile install.
More progress on fireplace wall:
Trying to get going on the landscaping: