Our house remains under construction. Here's the update: the kitchen has been mudded, taped, primed, and painted the walls a dark green and a white ceiling. The tan colored ceramic tile is in, with a darker grout (Thanks Anita and Becky). We put the old cabinets back in, but one of these days, Shawn is going to make new ones. He wants them out of ash and is going to try that. When we were in St. Paul, he went browsing and found the "perfect" countertop. I guess it is a mountain green granite tile with tan flecks. He hopes they still have it when it comes to that time to do the countertops. The living room is a darker tan and other than one spot, it is done being painted. Around the bay window isn't done as that will be wood. The plywood was put down on the living room floor yesterday, the birch hardwood is piled in the living room and the project of putting that in, starts today. He has to get some saw blades, etc. this morning and then starts with the wood. After it is in, we have to sand our wood ceiling, varnish it, then sand and varnish the floor. Hopefully all this will be done by the middle of next week. The bathroom is near to being done with the mudding. That will be the next project. The hallway is painted and the tile will be put in after the living room. So, the work continues and there is new stuff done every day. Shawn initially insisted on white walls, but now it appears that the only white walls we will have will be in the bedrooms. To go from the thought of white to the reality of a dark green, has been an adjustment, but it looks really nice and both of us just love it. Others have not been so impressed. I think they just act like that and I tell them that before I know it, they are going to have dark green walls themselves.
I'm enjoying the progress of the house immensely. Shawn has been going overboard with ideas and really all I ever wanted was to just get mud, tape, and at least primer on the walls. I told him that last night and he wished I would have pointed that out earlier as it would have saved him a lot of work. I'm getting excited about having a little house warming party when the house is near done. I will be able to take pictures and not just see the mudded sheetrock in the background. That has bothered me for quite some time. When all this work is done, it will be time to add an addition. However, I'm not moving anything in to the addition until it is completed. We hope to build on an addition in the future so my living room can be a dining room then have a larger living room and add another bedroom for when we have people over. I'm trying to get 2 bedrooms so I can have a craft room, but we'll see. One thing at a time.
To those that are cotinuing with their home projects, enjoy!!