Tuesday, August 31, 2010

more house pics

Here are some more house pictures, they have finished about half of the siding.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Electric & plumbing work being done

Look! It's the faucets that I picked out!

This is our master bathroom shower. It will be tiled. (That reminds me, we need to go pick it out)

My tub!

Electric panel that is in the garage.  

This photo was taken while standing in the "breakfast nook" and looking towards the powder room.  You can see some of the electric work they've done.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Back to Work

I'm back to the daily grind of school. Summer is gone already!! It's so hard to believe. So far it looks like I will have a pretty good semester though. I'm just happy that they are smaller than the ones I started with last year!! I had 37 students in each of my classes to begin last year. This time the largest is 30. My students seem pretty good, too. I'm not going to make any promises because students tend to behave like angels for a short period of time....but turn to you-know-whats before long.

I danced a little jig on Monday when I thought that I was going to get my classroom for my planning period. I had to share it all last year and, being an art teacher, sometimes I need to cut paper and set materials up for the day. But, (you knew it was coming) yesterday I got a message that I was going to share my room on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a college class. No big deal, I thought. Only 2 days a week. That's not bad! This morning I was standing in the hallway talking to Mrs. Cole and Mrs. Anderson, when a young guy in a shirt & tie waltzed right into my classroom like he owned the place. He said he was teaching college English in there on Mondays and Wednesdays!! AHHHH! I'm not even going to think about Fridays now because as soon as I do...they'll be someone who needs the room then too!! :( I am a little bummed about this right now. I'll never get my hopes up again.

I'll be posting some new house pics soon. Gotta get back to planning.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Paint Colors

Keep in mind that these photos are NOT of my house.  hahaha.  It will be a while before we are painting the walls.  However, I did select the paint colors from Sherwin Williams the other day.  So, I wanted to share my choices.  I really think they are going to work really well!  What do you think?

  This one is my favorite! This color is called  Restrained Gold.  It will be going everywhere downstairs in our house.  The dining room is going to have a chair rail and I plan on painting  the lower half of the walls some variation of a chocolate brown.  But..other than that little bit, everything downstairs will be this color.  I will probably paint the powder room a different color eventually, too.  In such a little room like a powder room, I think I would prefer to have a brighter color. 

The photo above is the color that I chose to go upstairs in our house.  It is called Latte and will eventually be in our bonus room, extra bedrooms, laundry room and upstairs bathroom.  I may end up painting some of these rooms different colors in the future (you know, like for a nursery!), but I was only allowed to pick 3 colors for the whole house.  (or pay more $) So, I decided to go really neutral and then paint it later if I want.

Lastly, the bedroom above is Jubilee, the paint color that I selected for our master bedroom. I am not a huge fan of blue, but this is a very gray blue. I think it will look really nice with the tray ceiling in there.  I told them that I wanted the master bath painted this color too....but I'm not so sure anymore.  I might have them go more neutral in there so I don't have to worry about matching the tile with blue.  

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

What a difference a day can make!

I can't believe the framers were able to get all this done in just one day! Wow! The whole 1st floor was complete aside from one wall. It looked a lot bigger today with the walls giving everything shape.

I was the most excited about my pantry in the kitchen! I LOVE IT! I can't wait to pack it full of stuff! I'm ready to move in!

This is in the "great room."

Another thing that I was excited about was this window! Can you believe the size of that thing?

This will be my breakfast nook and kitchen eventually.

Yesterday Tuesday 8/10

On Monday the garage floor was poured. On Tuesday, Jesse and I drove over to the lot and that is when I took these photos. As you can see in the photo below, there were stacks of wood for the framers to use. They were supposed to begin today, Wednesday the 11th.... more on that later!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

The Brick Is Going Up!

We were told today that the garage will be poured on Monday afternoon. Then, on Tuesday they are supposed to begin the framing.

It was really strange looking at the house today. It looked really really small. I told Jesse that I thought it was because it was all open with no walls. While we were there we talked to our neighbor (who is a contractor) and one of our contractors (Jason). They both said that the house looks small during this stage.

The cool thing is that the lot looks a lot bigger now. We will have a decent little yard. Also, I am very pleased with the brick. It is really hard to select brick from a small sample...but it turned out pretty well!

More pictures later in the week.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Welcome! Our New Front Door....

Today we went to ProBuild to pick out our front door for the house. No, it looks nothing like the one in the photo here...but isn't it pretty!?

I don't have a picture of it, since we chose it from looking at a catalog.

Our door will have 2 panels, one on top and one on the bottom. The top panel has a curve on the top. (Similar to this white one, but we will be painting it black, I think)
It will have a transom and sidelights, too. should look something like this.