I had a very productive weekend and I had to decide which day to post about first – the house won! That just means that for you quilters out there that want to see the fabulous quilts my students had in Saturday’s workshop will have to stay tuned!
The last post I shared regarding the house was insulation related (you all weren’t too excited about that one!) When we were there last weekend they were putting up the sheet rock, we took photos but they are on hubby’s camera and he has not downloaded them yet – so you won’t be subjected to before and after photos on those.
I would like to mention how fun it was to watch the sheet rock guys work, there were 4 of them and 2 of them were a TEAM – they were hanging the upper half of the walls and the ceilings and they have the process nailed down to a science. We have ceilings that are 10′ and 11′ so the normal extenders weren’t quite enough – so what do they do? They attached those to mud buckets and added almost 2′ to their height! They worked about 5 hours while we were there and had probably 70% of the house done. they finished on Monday, then the guys that tape and float showed up for a day or so, they add the rounded corners too!
Saturday the texture team was there. We chose a texture called “Monterrey Drag”. When we showed up Sunday morning the texture was all done! They are really FAST! They use a lot of water when doing the texture so the inside of the house was pretty humid, but that did not stop me from wandering around. We also took measurements so we can start working on our closet and pantry build-outs. I have a pretty good idea what I want and to have the builder do this as all custom was going to get a little too pricey for my beer budget! Thankfully hubby is very handy and will actually enjoy doing this for our new home. We currently use some Akurum systems from Ikea in our pantry and I LOVE them! So after working around the site for a few hours we headed to Ikea to get cut-sheets for various systems they sell for closets and kitchens.
And now a tour of the house with SHEETROCK and TEXTURE!
Who is tired of seeing this view of my studio? Not ME!
This is the oversize garage. I convinced hubby that he wouldn’t want to walk out to the barn every time he wanted a tool so we added this nice area for him to do smaller house projects. Go through the door and turn left and you are in the studio, or go straight up 3 stairs and you are at the pantry and entrance to the kitchen.
Standing under the large arch looking across the foyer to the front door just out of view on the left. The opening in the top of the photo is for a stained glass window for the shower in the guest bathroom, I love how they framed the area below – I have lots of ideas for that space.
And there is the front door and on the left is the arch for hubby’s office. Eventually we all add barn doors but we want them to be rustic so we will be on the look out for just the perfect wood!
Standing at the front door looking through the great room to the french doors which lead to the back porch. Upper right of the photo is that opening for our stained glass window
Standing under the entryway arch looking into the great room, the french doors are on the left side.
Standing on the other side of the arch looking into the kitchen, that curved wall will be rock on this side and the granite slab will be 5′ deep by 9′ long with a curve on the end for additional seating
The master bedroom, the bed goes under these windows, the master bath is through the doorway to the right.
This little niche will have a granite top. A custom cabinet floor/ceiling will be installed to the left of the niche and that doorway is to the master bedroom.
This is part of the master closet – I am working on the layout for the drawers/hanging bars/shelves for this room
Corner guest room, one bed will go under the high windows
Still the corner guest room, a day bed will go in this little area (it used to be a closet)
Middle guest room, bunk beds will go here, yep this is where the closet might have gone
Inside of the shower that has the stained glass window
Standing in the dining area looking into the kitchen, that wall between the arches will have a tall cabinet to the left, glass front uppers in the center and microwave and 2nd conventional oven on the right.
Have I mentioned before that I just love my porch ceilings? This is the studio porch and the way the light was hitting was just too pretty to not share.
Things are moving very quickly at Cordeeaiybray and it is so exciting (and SCARY!)
May all your projects bring you happiness and satisfaction!