Saturday, May 28, 2011

Week 8 - Home Stretch

Believe it or not, we're in the home stretch already. Should be another couple of weeks if everything comes together OK.

At this point, there are no more decisions to make, just need to line everybody up to do the finish work in the most reasonable order.

I forgot to mention last week that the French doors are really cool. They have blinds built in between the panes of glass so you never have to dust them. Sweet.

Robo Ronnie made this decorative fan for the little peak that was formally the Swiss Chalet. Nice to have those extra touches that make the house unique.

He also spent some time putting the frames in for the lower cabinets. This way Jarrod can start tiling the kitchen. Of course that would be on Tuesday as the boys implored the Mr. to give them the day off on Memorial Day (what, does this look like a union job?).

Eric has the first coat of paint on most of the interior walls. Kind of hard to see, but the family room is a nice soft yellow. Very cheery.

The two smaller bedrooms have a neutral taupe. Just enough to add warmth as opposed to the stark white paint that you often see in new houses.

This is quite clever. How do you paint a bunch of doors? Apparently, you set them up like a maze and then walk around spraying them.

Now the plan is; get the paint finished, install the base cabinets in the kitchen, get the counter tops made, do the exterior, re-assemble the kitchen and bathrooms and last of all install the carpet. Piece of cake, right?

Mango Momma


  1. Easy! LOVE those french doors, and the fan is very cool! I'm SO impressed!


  2. This project is really moving along quickly! Our mom never thought of spraying doors. She does it the old fashioned SLOW way with the paint brush!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  3. I FURgot to ask if you wanted some extra R value for the walls!

    Khyra's Mom

  4. Really like the cheery yellow :) And yeah, blinds inside the panes? Slick! Very nice touch with the decorative wood fan on the outside peak :)

    Y'all are getting this done amazingly fast! Good show!

    Waggin at ya,

  5. I wrote a big long blabby comment earlier but got bounced out of Blogger so many times! Then I learned to click off "stay signed in" so hopefully this will post to your comments. Anyway the long and the short of my comment was to let you and your talented hard workers know that you are doing such a great job !!!!

  6. The foster house should be ready for its forever owners before the end of June, at the rate y'all are going! Really like the exterior fan detail. Looking forward to seeing those fantastic handmade kitchen cabinets in place.

    Jed & Abby

  7. Piece o' cake! Hey, uh, does your tiler want to experience the excitement of completely bizarre weather patterns? After our flood earlier this year, our downstairs could use some tiling... ;-) We could offer lots of canine companionship... :-) Kidding. Once I'm done being a landscaper, I'm going to start my next life as a tiler. (Or not. The poor spouse is having a heart attack over the lawn; I can't imagine he'd survive me attempting to put tile in the house...)

    -Dr. Liz (who, apparently, has nothing useful to say!)

  8. WOW!!! Just looked through lots of back posts and you sure have moved FAST!!! Yikes, what a lot of work, but how warm and inviting the house looks now! No question that you'll get a bunch of nibbles!
    Sammie, Avalon, Oz and Mom