Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I'm Falling Behind Again...

I'm doing it again! We have been down to the house twice since the last blog update but I haven't had the time (or energy ~ I've been a little under the weather) to post much. Let's see what I can remember...

Looks like, even though the house will be complete in the next week or so, we will probably close around the first week of June and take our time moving in so we can seal the granite and tile, paint, and get all the new furniture and everything "just so". Our current lease doesn't expire until the end of June and Meghan isn't out of school until June 9th so moving before then just doesn't make any sense.

As for the current progress, well... the kitchen backsplash has been completed and I must say it looks incredible!! I am very, very pleased!

Glad we chose to go with the middle placement for the listello. Now, I'm questioning how the white outlets are going to look but that's for another day. 

The carpeting for the second floor has also been installed. I don't recall choosing a brown color but I suppose that small swatch in the design center looked a bit different than an entire floor of bedrooms and a staircase does. This might take some getting used to: 

 I'm hoping that once the cardboard floor protection is removed it will look better with the cherry flooring. I can only hope ;) 

A + is that I LOVE the oil rubbed bronze fixtures we chose. An upgrade that didn't cost an arm and a leg but certainly looks like a million dollars!

That was last week. We went down again today, thinking that the sod would have been put down and the blinds would be up. But that hasn't happened yet. That's okay. There were other things that WERE done that look fantastic!!  

Like the bushes, pinestraw and front door...

It's really starting to look like the house we envisioned. I need to figure out some nice shade loving containers for my porch and that lovely window box since the house is north facing and we will get little to no sunlight on the front of the house... EVER! (any wonderful green thumb friends reading this your input is greatly appreciated)

They did remove the floor protection and OMG!!! I think I'm in love...
and... the kitchen... well ~ it's STILL my favorite place in the house. Just LOOK at how it's turning out now that you can see the floor and the cabinets and the appliances and the backsplash and everything all together... I can't believe this is MY (our) house!

Last but not least the bathroom fixtures are in and complete. The jacuzzi is working ;)

I think the one thing I want to do right away (after I take my first bath in this lovely tub, that is) is to frame out that bathroom mirror. I've always wanted a framed mirror in the bathroom and I'll probably do it in our bathroom, Meghan's and replace the mirror in the powder room with a nice framed mirror as well. (Jeff loves me for already making a "project list").  

I've also already got paint colors picked out for most of the house (I'm sure those of you who know me are NOT shocked by this at all). And I have THOUSANDS of pins on my Pinterest boards (no, unfortunately, I'm not exaggerating) with ideas for decorating and organizing my fantastic new home. Now, whether or not I actually have the time, energy or inspiration to actually follow through with most of them remains to be seen ;)

I realize now that I probably should have taken a couple of shots of the back yard, but nothing has changed back there. The concrete patio is in place, but no sod is down yet. Once some landscaping is there, I will take more pictures.

I don't think there's much going on down at the house this week. Maybe blinds going up, possibly sod being put in. Another coat of paint, some varnish on the hand rails, most of the "major" work is completed. Now it's just detail stuff.

  Unfortunately for now, it's bedtime. I'm sure I won't be able to sleep as I dream of paint chips, floor plans, closet organizers and pendant lighting. Nothing a little ambien can't take care of. 


  1. I just found your blog and I've enjoyed reading through your journey. Our neighbor's built a Venice K and it's such a beautiful home, as is yours.

    I'm so glad to hear that you like your laminate flooring as that is the same one that we chose. We also chose the oil rubbed bronze and a similar bathroom tile. After seeing yours together, I'm even more excited to see ours.

    Do you recall the name/level of the carpet that you chose? It looks similar to what I imagine ours will look like (but who knows since it was such a tiny sample!).

    Good luck with your closing and look forward to hearing more as you move and decorate!

  2. Rachel~ the carpet is Shaw Wondrous Dream Dust which I believe was a #3 upgrade, There was a little SNAFU when we signed our contract and the SR used the wrong price list or there was an error on the price list or something and it turns out when we went to choose our tile & flooring, we had DOUBLE the money we thought!! Thank you RH! That's why I have such fabulous floors & that kitchen backsplash ;)

    I love mistakes in my favor!!

    Thanks for the comments. Where are you building & when are you closing?

  3. How nice of them to make a mistake in your favor! We are building in Ohio and are set to close May 25th.

    1. Pretty close to the same time as us. Our contract says June 29 but since the house is done RH is offering to close early... We are thinking that Friday too

  4. And today there were......... FLOWERS AND GRASS!!

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