Sunday, May 9, 2010

Closer Still

Well, these past couple weeks have seen Poppy VERY busy with hanging doors and getting everything trimmed out. (I help hold as we hang doors, but I am not much help with the trim.) Here you see the closet doors in the back bedroom, which will be VALUABLE extra storage space!

The upstairs bathroom is taking shape too. We have the linen closet door in place and my little washer I will use for "felting" knitted projects installed. We have looked high and low for just the right mirror and this week when he is in town he is going to City Glass for the right size to just frame white himself. I also want a cabinet above the washer for storage space too.

Another encouraging feature in this bathroom is now some privacy for using the toilet or taking a shower, as there is now a door! This was the door that has been separating the old section from the new, so that was progress in itself to be able to remove that door and put it where it belonged. Hopefully he will get this door trimmed out, the rest of the baseboard in this bath and we can call it done!

We still need to find and hang towel bars/rings and TP holders in both baths, but that will come eventually. Here you see the almost finished half bath, also complete with a door for privacy!!

One big project the past couple days was getting the stair skirting on. These trim boards had to be special ordered after finding none of the "big box" home improvement stores carried them in stock. Poppy worked hard on Thurs. & Friday to get them cut just right, primed and installed.

Here is from the top looking down

and here is from the bottom looking up. Once all the baseboard trim is down, we can get the carpet layers in, which will almost signal completion! Then we will get all the beds back out of storage and set things up for our family to invade us for Memorial Day weekend. Eventually then we will tackle our master bath and be able to move down into our new first floor master bedroom. Maybe by the fall...time will tell. There is so much to do and seems like we keep checking things off the list, but the list is unending.

Poppy is just itching to do more landscaping, but fall is the best time for planting bushes and trees. This area off the driveway was where we took down a big maple tree and a small ash tree. The ground is a mass of roots and tree residue, so we mounded up dirt and added some large bolders Poppy got at the store quarry. Here we work on that, just a tiny start to beautify the yard too. We planted three day lilies among the rocks and will eventually add maybe a bush or two and some ground cover to complete this area. Watch for a photo of the finished affect eventually. Stay tuned for more progress! Ya'll come see us, ya hear?

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