Saturday, July 6, 2013

farmhouse: doors and floors.

We finally found our hardwood floor... probably the hardest decision we've had to make so far. 
(Bathrooms and mudroom are tile... bedrooms, stairs and family room are carpeted... the rest is all hardwood. Most of the main floor.)

Wood floors are still a few weeks out, but we needed a color for the painters to stain all the woodwork. We love how the doors look! (The floors will be dark, but not the super dark, show-every-speck-of-dirt-and-dust-dark. Hopefully.)

They put a little jelly jar light in Gretchie's playhouse under the stairs. She's so full of smiles every time she gets in here.

Finally lights in here so I can get a decent picture. This room is nothing but storage and storm shelter. I'm pretty excited about it.

It's a pretty big room... 

Seriously. We started carrying this little potty chair in the back of the van. She didn't quite master the whole squat-in-the-grass-without-peeing-all-over-your-shoes concept. This is much easier.

I took the truck and two kids to town the other day to pick up the stone for the fireplace. It was an adventure, that's for sure. Navigation is not my strong suit. Somehow I manage to screw up even the simplest of directions. This day was no exception.

Doors are all stained and so, so pretty.

Tile guys were working most of the week and the living room looked like this...

Upstairs bathroom and the kid's bathroom tile... (probably should have gone with a darker grout, but they will seal this and it brightens things up a bit. And, it's grout. Not really that big of a deal.)

Master bath. My favorite.

Mudroom... (same story with the grout. And that pretty door is not permanent.)

Interior doors are all hung and look so nice... (this is our bedroom door)

All the doors in the house are stained, except for Sophie and Gretchen's closet doors.

We have a deck now! (At least a deck floor. No railings yet.)

The deck is on the east side of the house, so it's just perfect out here in the evenings when the sun is going down. Pretty sure we'll be spending a lot of time out here.

The kids have been loving this big pile of leftover sand. I'm hoping Corey will have time at some point to build a sandbox. This night, Lawson thought it would be fun to bury his flip flops in the sand. And then he could only find one. 

But it made me smile, remembering this Facebook status from years ago:
"Our morning routine doesn't run near as efficiently when Lawson puts handcuffs on himself."


The Sieberts said...

i love the doors!

sundancesally said...

It's looking good! I love reading and seeing the updates. Reminds me of when we were building our house 21 years ago! And I love Gretchen's smiles, even while using her "port-a-potty"!

Toni :O) said...

Gorgeous! That potty shot will be a perfect addition to her graduation party photos! LOL!