I finally have a moment to write and I can’t believe how long it has been. I look back on the last post and can’t believe how far we have come! I don’t have much time to write so I will just show pictures. Nothing major has gone wrong that I remember, so I can thank the good Lord for that… I will show pictures of the transformation during construction. It all seems like a blur now. I had the wall taken down between the family room and the kitchen. Then the hard wood was installed, then the cabinets, then the hard wood was finished, then the appliances were put in. It is very time consuming, and the countertop has to be installed before the appliances and before the hard wood is finished.
Once again, Stonegate Construction to the rescue, they were so awesome during the kitchen. John designed an awesome crown molding and trim design for the foyer. I painted and filled holes and caulked and re painted I am so tired of all that I can’t wait until everything is finished. I remember after the hard wood was installed I kept vacuuming and vacuuming my arm was so sore, everyone made a mess all the time.
I didnt really want granite countertop, but I found a beautiful marble- looking granite out of Brazil that was cheaper than quartz and less staining than marble. I didnt think granite came in white. The marbling really helps the blue island stand out and I love it. This time I used Sky Marble, they were great too and the cheapest price.
Here is the stairwell, all finished and opened up!
The wall of mirrors was replaced with barn board purchased from Cochrans Lumber in Berryville and installed by Mark and me one weekend. Wasn’t a bad experience.
This was original door. I know I was going to refinish it and my mom and I spent so many hours working on it. However, I didnt like the windows on the side and the door was just ugly, so we bought a new one. It came finished on the inside and outside so I didnt have to paint it.
SO…we are finished, up to the master. We just could not afford to do any more and I do not have the energy. We will probably pick it up in the fall after Justin is back at college. He has been gutting it and taking it to the dump a bit. I want to be totally finished with painting and moving in before I start the master. Plus we just bought a new puppy and he is so time consuming! Just in time to scratch the new hard woods!