Finish work is done. Mark worked his tail off doing the entire house by himself, among other things.
We had seen this door casing at a lot of entries in the Parade of Homes, and in Mark's brother's house, so he replicated it. I love it! Before paint:
For some reason I decided to paint the laundry room a different color (momentary insanity?), but our painter was going to charge $100 bucks just to change color in his sprayer. I was cursing myself almost the whole time, mostly when I peeled back the painter's tape and there went the ceiling color with it. ARG! But I like the way it turned out. I straight copied Shelley at House of Smith's laundry room color. :)
Sami's room. I found this chandelier at Home Depot for $26 so I could not pass it up. The board and batten wall turned out so cute and I love the color of the wall (it's a bit off in this photo but it's basically a bright pinky purple).
Just a few more touches and then electrical is finished. This is the breakfast nook with my most favorite light in the house.
And finally, this mother. We got this puppy for free (that's an $800 door folks) but weren't crazy about the color. So again, my momentary insanity helps me to decide to sand and stain it. Yesterday I sanded for over FIVE HOURS--with a power sander-- and I am still not finished. The end result better be gorgeous or I'm going to be very bitter. I'll post the final look when I am finished.
Kitchen cabinets are delivered tomorrow and Mark will finish the hard wood and tile in the next couple of weeks, so look for more updates!