Saturday, February 26, 2011

Update: Builder to Custom

I hope you don't mind crappy iPhone photos, because on a jobsite, that's about as good as it gets! I managed to snap a few pictures of some of the recent progress that's been going on and I'm happy to say that a lot happened last week. Hooray!

Gosh I wish this photo was better -- hindsight is 20/20. You can see that the cabinets are in and that the statuary marble is up, but not grouted and the newly milled shiplap is installed on the back wall. We're breaking up the wainscotting that is everywhere so that the bathroom has a breather. Plus, wait until the mirrors are hung and the three sconces are up -- so excited to see it painted and installed.

The new wall that faces the keeping room off the kitchen. Remember what it looked like before? Such a huge transformation already. Shiplap has gone up above the custom fireplace and it also marries with shiplap that backs all of the built-ins.

And last, but certainly not least, a humble pic of what will be a not-so-humble kitchen. The new chandelier arrives any day that will go above the island and the cabinetry will be finishing up next week while the painters also get started (it's going to be a crazy week!). The second row of cabinets help fill the 15' ceilings and Thassos marble is waiting to be grouted. I'm so excited about this kitchen. The faucets went in on Thursday and seeing them sparkling against that Calcutta made me want to tear up! Is that sad? I can be totally unmoved by the saddest episode of Oprah, but give me a newly installed Perrin & Rowe faucet and I'll choke up! I guess it's something only a certain group of us would understand...?

Onwards to a busy week. Thanks for bearing with me on the lack of posts. I have been burning the midnight oil since the new year (a classic example, simultaneously ordering at the drive through while on the phone with marble yards -- it was confusing for all parties, trust me!) but it will mean lots more updates of various projects and some good stuff coming up.

Have a good weekend!


The enchanted home said...

So glad I subscribed to you and found your blog. I laughed and could soooo relate when you mentioned the part of the tearing up over the beauty of seeing the polished nickle Rohl facuet married with the Calacutta!! I am the same way..and it looks like we have the same taste as I am doing the same combination!! Your home looks beautiful even in the "midstream" stages and your "humble kitchen pictures" reveal a very gorgeous, magnificent kitchen!!
I cannot wait to see more! How wonderful...when do you hope to be in?
I cant remember if I found you or you found me first but if you haven't been to my blog..please visit, also building our dream house and its a place to talk about my passion for decor/design.
Good luck and look forward to seeing more!

Cote de Texas said...

looking so great.

of COURSE you cry for Perrin and Rowe and white marble. Are you crazy????? What is worth crying over if not that???? hehe.

can't wait to see the light fixture!

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