Saturday, July 31, 2010

Beautiful Entrance

Over the last couple of weeks we have had columns built, the front steps installed, first coat of interior paint, started plumbing, and some other things. The columns and steps have dramatically transformed the house. Our contractor, Francisco Maqueda ,and brick layer, Bruce Hicks, have done a wonderful job. Our friend, Rod Lawson, has had to do a lot of mudding on new sheetrock and he is also our painter. Thankfully he is an awesome painter because I am not very good. My sweet friend, Hope Newsome, came over the other day and to help me paint, and unfortunatly I didn't get any pictures of her painting in some fine PJ's from the Dollar General. Even our little man, Isaac, has put in some hard work. He helped us paint today and he loved it! I am so thankful for all the great help that we have had on this house. It is really turning out better than I ever imagined.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Interior Lighting

I believe that the finishing touches to a house really add to the whole feel and specialness to a home. So light fixtures are very important and create the mood for the house.
These are the lights that I have picked out right now. They have been ordered from Sunbelt Fans and Lighting and will be in next week. So we shall see how they look.
Please let me know what you think.
Light for the Dining Room
Kitchen Light
Living Room Fan and Light Kit

Sunday, July 4, 2010

New Orleans Inspired

The house is coming along quite well. Thanks to some wonderful friends the house has took on a New Orleans Cottage style. Ben and Erin Napier gave us a pair of French doors that came off of one of the old Downtown buildings. These doors have totally changed the feel and the house and has inspired me to go in the direction of the New Orleans style throughout the house. I love these doors! We are so close to the kitchen being done and also the living room. After some sheet rock work we can paint and then put floors down. The master suite and bathrooms is what needs the most work. My goal is to be done in three to four weeks, but you know how that goes. Here are some before and after pictures of what has been done so far.