Sunday, February 21, 2010

more house progress

I finally feel like we're getting closer to moving in. Things are really starting to look completed instead of just a half-finished job here and there all over the house.

Exhibit A:

Don't look at the unfinished floors in the background and the extra railings piled up.

Actually, the only part of the staircase that's complete is this tiny bit. The rest of the railing at the top of the stairs has to be completed. Hopefully Monday. That would be nice.

I don't think I've mentioned this before, but we had to replace the railing because (1) the original was not my style and (2) the original spindles were spaced wide enough for Lindsey Vonn to ski through like the giant slalom...and in the spirit of having a safe place to raise kids, we thought it best that they be redesigned.

Oh, and they didn't meet building code, so we were forced to replace them anyway.

Exhibit B:

This is to prove why Dave will be claimed on our taxes for both 2009 and 2010 (hi Dave! I know you're reading this!). Last year he spent more time in our home than we did by installing tile in all the bathrooms and kitchen...lots of little tiles that I know he loves.

This year he spent time sealing each one of these tiles by hand. Then arranging them on this entire wall.

He was here till after 7:00 last night and was back again this morning. Some just can't get them to move out and start a life of their own...they just keep coming back.

Yep, Dave added grout this morning and began plans to come back on Monday for the mud-room.

We love Dave.


Amy Kim said...

i just have to say that i love your stair railing design. i have a vivid memory of getting my head stuck in the railing once time when i was very little. i was probably only caught for a minute before i lifted my head enough to get it out, but i was so scared! and i remember when it happened on an episode of full house too. haha. :]

Karen said...

lookin' good! maybe by Easter??

AllyW said...

Looks fabulous!

Sasha Farina said...

beautiful... it's beautiful already. can't wait to see the whole shebang completed, it's gonna be totally gorgeous.

Matt said...

That staircase is awesome!

Stephanie said...

It all looks so lovely, lucky girl!

Joaniebolognie said...

I just love getting little peaks of your renovation! Your tile choses are gorgeous...especially on the wall! And those railings & stairway is really sharp!