Thursday, December 30, 2010

Getting closer and closer...

I really hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!  We really tried to enjoy it as much as we could knowing it would be our last one in this house!  Of course 48 hours later an agent wanted to show our house to someone, so the stress is back on! UGH!   But choosing to look at the bright side, tomorrow will make two showings since Christmas!  Hallelujah!

Here are some updated pictures of the house!  Truth be told, they are a lil old!  I didn't mean for that to rhyme either!  But this is what I have to show for today!

The mudroom, which was originally supposed to be the laundry room.  That is until I moved the laundry upstairs and made this little space the "landing pad" of our new home.  Hopefully our little cubbies and cabinets (those shelves will be covered by doors soon!)  will keep us organized.  And below the benches are shelves for shoes! YAY!

This is a shot of the coffered ceiling in the Study.  This will be a multi-use room for our books, games and piano.  It is directly to the left when you walk in the front door.  Small room but cozy and will serve its purpose.

             This is a shot of the Master bathroom shower!  Still have to decide on a
                        shower door!  Nothing like waiting until  last minute!

This is the brick detail in the keeping room fireplace.  Our awesome mason used the same stone he used outside along with the same brick.  He cut them in half to make them the same depth as the stone.  He made me a herringbone hearth too! Vince, you ROCK!

Here is the keeping room fireplace all completed!  I stained and sealed the mantle myself.  Everyone thought I had made a mistake when they opened the box for the mantle.  But I wanted a rustic, non-fussy mantle in here.  Hope it works like I thought it would in my head!

And the beams in the keeping room that our very talented carpenter made!  I originally was going to go with real re-claimed barn wood.  But the sheer weight (and price) scared me.  So he made them out of pine and we stained it and voila, beams!

Here is the family room fireplace which is not painted yet, but will be soon!  They are starting on painting all the trim tomorrow!  The wood floors area all in and ready to be stained.  Things are moving right along!

Those of you that are still reading, in spite of my very long absences, THANK YOU!   I have been spreading myself very thin lately, but I think we are on the home stretch of this! 


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kristi, it is looking fabulous!! The keeping room is gorgeous with that fireplace and the herringbone pattern on the floor in front. I told my husband I wish we had added beams when we built, but of course the budget had already been changed a couple of times and there was no more for those. I love that look. Also love the coffered ceiling! You are getting so close and I can't wait till you get all moved in. Happy New Year!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Krisi, Everything is looking beautiful! I know you can't wait to move in and get decorating. I have no doubt it will be gorgeous!!
Happy New Year to you and your family.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

May your New Year be filled with many Blessings and abundances of Joy for 2011. From my mountain to yours, Until next year
Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

All That Glitters said...

Gosh Kristi, everything is just beautiful!!! I'm seriously in love with everything!

I hope your kiddos and you too had a wonderful Christmas!!!!

Happy New Year!

gena said...

Merry Christmas Kristi ! The house is looking absolutely amazing !!!!! What a fun and exciting 2011 you'll be having !


Jen Kershner said...

Beautiful Kristi! It all looks so grand to me from here in my tiny cottage! I hope 2011 is your best year yet!

Red said...

Oh, it's just gorgeous Gypsy! That fireplace is amazing, and I love the mudroom. It looks like something right out of the pottery barn catalog, so well built!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Everything is looking so nice. Love the fireplace. I am new to your blog but have enjoyed reading over your posts.

The Martys said...

I love your mantle. I have been wanting to replace ours with one just like that. I think it looks wonderful! Can't wait to see more pictures. I also envy the beams in your study.

Happy New Year!


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