Friday, October 29, 2010

Drywall in the kitchen

This is one of my favourite spaces at the moment, because it's one area that's going to be semi-finished soon (semi as in no moulding, but floors, ceilings and cabinets!).  You'll notice there's no drywall on the ceiling -- that's being finished with v-groove MDF planks, which goes with our whole 'modern farmhouse' look.

Looking towards the front of the house, where a table will eventually be.
That wall will house cabinets and the fridge.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Give Trevor a hammer, nails, and a ladder and he can be quite industrious.  All of this scaffolding is for new siding -- safety first!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Front door, mudroom door

What a difference a new front door makes, and here's the reminder:
(The colour looks a little neon here, but it was just the sun hitting it.)

(And here's the mudroom door.)

Both doors were finished with Benjamin Moore's Aura paint, in Rosemary Green.    

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Now, where were we?

I had to look through the last few pages of posts to see where I should start from -- a lot has changed around here since I last posted.  I think I was bogged down with some of the boring tasks, like framing, that's really uninspiring to post about.  Now that I've mentioned framing, here's some photos of what the house looked like at the beginning of July (taken early in the morning before the insulators arrived, but after the plumbing exploded the night before when we were testing it):

Looking through the family room to the kitchen.
Entryway (ooo, mystery door!)
Upstairs, with the ugly handrail left so no one takes a header down the stairwell.
Master, complete with bathtub waiting to be installed.
Looking up, way up, to where the chimney used to be.  (Notice the silly diagonal they put it on, ugh.)
One of the dormers, and into the attic.
From the master, through the hallway to the bedrooms.
Master again, part of the bathroom, into a bedroom.
In the kitchen, looking towards where the sink will be.
Yup, pretty boring stuff -- but exciting for those who have imagination!