Sunday, October 23, 2011


Exterior siding almost complete - waiting for paint
Side view

Stairs installed

And basement stairs

Cabinets selected - rustic alder main cabinets and off white distressed island.  We also selected our granite slabs but no pictures yet - 

Beams that we saved from the demo'ed house that we'll use as columns for the island

Thursday, October 13, 2011

and we have windows!

Back patio area

Better view

Front of house

Big french doors

Side of house

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Decisions, Decisions!

We have been going back and forth between a lighter-colored rustic alder cabinet and a slightly distressed off-white cabinet for some time.  Alder for the main cabinets and white for the island?  Vice versa?  All white?  !!!

See the inspiration photos in my houzz album to the right - comments/ suggestions appreciated!

Samples of the two we have narrowed it down to:

Rustic Alder Rattan stain with chocolate glaze; and Macadamia paint with latte glaze and cottage rub-thru. Floor stain we are using is on the left

Cabinet on far left ruled out.  Floor stain is again on the left

We want the awesome wide plank pine floors to stand out, and for the kitchen to be bright and airy.  This makes us lean towards the white cabinets, and alder (or painted?) island...

Monday, October 10, 2011


Framing is complete, roof is on, front porch installed.  Exterior trim in progress, windows en route followed by siding.

Stone wall in dining area

Looking from dining area towards great room

Kitchen (left) and dining area (right)

Looking upstairs from great room.  2 bedrooms with a full bath between

Looking out the back where the 8' french doors will be
Chris & Dad installing the stovepipe

Lily and Walter - approved