Saturday, July 31, 2010

"they're working!"

this is what mary adelyn proclaims every morning when the workers arrive. she's not going to know what to do when handy mandy stops coming to our house every week.

we are well on our way to having a dried-in space. the electrical, plumbing, and hvac were all completed this past week. up next, sheet rock and drywall. i guess i should start thinking about paint colors. i'm sure the mere thought of paint samples sends chills up byron's spine. have i mentioned before that i'm not one for making quick concrete decisions? well, at least when it comes to decorating :) enough talking, here's the current view of our lovely abode.

view of the kitchen nook


view of the master bathroom

(tub/shower under the far right windows. chair & ottoman under the windows on the left)

view of the back and with a larger than planned deck (thanks to a little thing known as the exposed sewer line incident). now, i have one more space to gather inspiration photos for :)


view of master bathroom windows from the side of the house


the pedestal tub with shower enclosure will be directly under those windows. here's a little insight into the master bathroom inspiration...

Bathroom Mood Board

luckily, i scored a great chair at the habitat restore for only $10. this will be my first ever reupholstering project. any and all advice welcome!

we are looking at maybe one more week of no disruption in our living areas. after that, they'll begin to open up the walls and windows to the new space. this will also lead to the removal of all things (cabinets, appliances, etc...) in the kitchen for the new wood floors to be placed. fun, fun.

where did it go?

this might end badly one day.

yes, i'm the mom that is just not quite ready to let the water explode on my child's face. i completely understand that one day i am not going to make it to her rescue in time and that will most likely be the end of splashville as we know it.


mary adelyn's new favorite thing to do in town. every time we leave the house to go to the water fountain she says, "water, i'm coming!"






i'm pretty sure i have just as much fun watching as she does playing.

note: any visitors to the house of alday will be subjected to this local attraction, because it is quite possibly the cutest thing i've ever seen.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

the latest and greatest

foundation: check

Progress 2

sub-floor: check

Progress 1

framing: check

(from left to right: two large windows are the master bathroom; next window is the laundry; dutch door entry to the kitchen; and then the kitchen nook)

here's the view from the kitchen door onto the new kitchen nook.


another view of the kitchen nook


here's a view towards the master bathroom. the far wall has yet to be framed since we have yet to decide on the specifics of tub, valves, etc... ahh, the joys of construction. mary adelyn doesn't seem to mind that she is eating breakfast in the soon-t0-be master bath. she just likes to look at all of the tools.


and what used to be our backyard.


looks like sod needs to be added to our project.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

snack time and the living is easy

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