Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Drywall Dreams and Dirt

Welp, it's happened. I've finally hit the end of my rope and I'm over it. I'm so ready to move in to the new house I can't see straight. I had a minor melt down last week, and since then I'm doing a little better ... but gahhhh. Anyone that has been through a renovation or home building project knows the struggle, but ya'll it is realllllll. For anyone that's been living under a BlueDaisy rock ... here's a look back on the project:
I know you didn't come here today to listen to me whine ... so I'll move on and share the good parts with you. We've got drywall! We're getting some primer. And I was totally able to see all of the rooms and imagine them completely finished a few months ago when the final framing was complete. However, I realize from photos that can be a bit of a challenge ... and if you're not accustom to new builds/renos that can be hard to wrap your head around. With drywall though, there is no longer a question ... the rooms are up and you can really see the layout! YippppEEEEE!
The addition: Our new great room/living room
 The kitchen/dining room
 Lainey's Room
 She's excited!
 And she photobombed Bennett's room too :)
Here's a look at the new doors. I had such a hard time making a design decision on the door styles, but I'm super happy with my choice now that some of them are in!
Here was the big snaffoo that sent me into a tailspin. See that there window? Yea, well they had to cut through the exterior brick to place it and seeing as how that is the wall that will house the his and hers master bath vanities -- that match on either side -- that will be interesting right? The window is supposed to be centered on the wall directly in the middle of the vanities, you may remember the cabinet designs look a little something like this ... sooo this lil mama lost it. No worries, it's since been remedied, and the window will indeed be centered. So, we can all take a collective deep breath and move forward.
And, the exterior of the house is almost complete too (in that it's been put on) ... still have paint it and place gutters ... but progress is progress.
And my lucky readers ... YOU get to help us decide on the exterior finish. The trim will be painted white (SW 7103 Whitetail) as you can see sampled near siding colors 4 and 8. Cast your vote and let us know what you think!

Top Row ~ left to right

  1. SW 7075 Web Gray (farthest from window trim)
  2. SW 7604 Smoky Blue
  3. SW 6256 Serious Gray
  4. SW 7669 Summit Gray (closest to window trim)
Bottom Row ~ left to right

     5. SW 7074 Software (farthest from window trim)
     6. SW 6251 Outerspace
     7. SW 7068 Grizzle Gray
     8. SW 6249 Storm Cloud (closest to window trim)

While hubs and I were painting sample colors on the wall, the kiddos were busying themselves in the dirt, because kids. Shane and I were totally immersed in making a decision (that we just couldn't seem to do) and kind of forgot to keep an eye on the littles since they were right at our feet. When we finally did look down, we found them doing this ....
Taking handfuls of dirt and stashing them in their shirts. Oh vey. Shane and I started cracking up (notice the giant pouch of dirt in Lainey's romper) and the kids thought they were soooo funny. Ohh to be a kid again.

Needless to say, bath time called for extra rounds of scrubbing.
But the giggles were totally worth it. And there you have it gang. We're getting dangerously close, and we are READY!

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  1. Oh to be a kid again! :)

    My vote is for #6-6251 Outerspace! Good luck with the rest of the reno, it looks great!

  2. Hahaha, those last pictures are hilarious! I'm with Erica - Outerspace is a gorgeous color. It will pop so much against the white!

  3. Thank you for sharing this interesting and informative article, painting with airless spray gun will be faster and more interesting!

  4. Your house is looking great! I can relate, the last stages of a project always seem to take the longest and I'm sure you are eager to finish. I think SW 7068 Grizzle Gray would look great on the exterior. The dark, warm gray would make a nice contrast against the white trim. I think it would give your home a modern look without looking uninviting.

    Bob Ward @ Allure Window Treatment


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