Saturday, January 30, 2010

Some details...

This is the mantel that my dad has been slaving over for the past few weeks. We're now trying to decide what color to paint it. I'm thinking black...

After he was done with the mantle, Phillip decided that my dad needed another job, so he (while batting his eyelashes) asked him to put up some wainscoting in the study. We're going to paint it all white to match the rest of the trim in the house. My dad sure left quickly to head to Florida the other day - he must have been leaving before we could ask him to do anything else.

The doors and trim are going up as well (I don't want you thinking that Dad was working while Ross & Jim were just sitting around):

Sunday, January 10, 2010

No More Naked House!

The house has siding now, and it looks really good! We're putting stone veneer below the green siding, but that won't be done until it warms up a bit.

We've had the front door installed for a while, but I just got a good picture of it:

Friday, January 8, 2010


We're getting closer to the "fun part" of building our house - picking out the stuff that you'll see! I've been collecting some light fixtures over the past few months:

For the Dining Room:

We're putting three of these above the bar in the kitchen:

These beauties are going in all of the hallways:

We're putting these retro fixtures in the pantry and laundry room:

For over the pedestal sinks in the Master bath:
I love these nautical fixtures for the porch that were just $10: