Friday, April 9, 2010

Project almost finished

The finish is almost here. The inspector will come this next Monday - April 12. After they sign off, I can then move back upstairs. There will still be some things to do. Some touch up painting. All of the doors and trim need to be painted, but I will get to that over time.

Current pictures:
You can see the new carpet, and the hand rail. (hand rail and post will be painted in a semi-gloss white, along with all of the trim.)

I love the window at the top of the stairs, lets in lots of light.The wall in front looks lavender, but it's not. It's called oyster. and is a very light beige (about the color of a raw oyster :D ). It's the way the light is hitting the wall.
New door for the storage closet. Old door was a bi fold door. This one matches the other doors upstairs. (again the door needs to be painted)
I swear the color is suppose to be purple hollyhock. Maybe if I had done another 2 coats. That is OK, I like the "girly" closet.
This shows the solar tube. You can't tell from the picture. But it lets in a lot of light.

Bathroom solar tube is in!
Bathroom floor
Mirrors are up. The contractor went all over town trying to find mirrors. Originally I just wanted plain with a beveled edge. Since there is so much room in the cabinets, I didn't need a medicine cabinet. We finally found these mirrors with the frame. They work very well.
Another picture of the solar tube, and the shower bar.

Shower pictures

There are still a few little things that need to be done. But I am excited to know I can start moving back upstairs next week!

Friday, April 2, 2010

I have lights, and windows!

I know, way past due on an update. Right now it's a bunch of little things that are being done. The room is about 2 weeks or less from being done. I can't wait to move upstairs. First thing I am going to buy is a big girl mattress! No more twin bed. (with the old stairs, you could not get a box-spring larger than a twin up the stairs.)

The electric is done!:
I just picked out something simple, that did not hang to low. Didn't want any tall people to bump their heads!

Most of the room has the can lights. Only the craft/office area, and closet have flush mount lights
Top of the stairs
Trim is still going in. Lost of angles. Here is some of the trip work. These were the early stages, so not all of it is actually nailed in when the pictures were taken.

All of the windows are now in.
Window at the top of the stairs:

Window at the front of the house:
The trim on this window was still being worked on, when this picture was taken.
Windows from outside of the house:
This is the large window at the top of the stairs.
The dormer on the west side of the house.