One day the walls are white, with streaks of tape and mud…the next day they are primed with low VOC primer and the following day they are washed with a wonderful “clary sage” (Sherwin Williams) low VOC paint. The difference is night and day! They will finish the first coat of paint today and tomorrow the hardwood floors will be going down. It’s coming together. Building a timber frame is quite possibly the most rewarding work in the world!
Notice the secure door lock.
Well, I knew this, but as the home nears completion, it is sort of like motherhood all over again. The front steps are now in and the tile guys and painters (gals) are ready. The floor is sitting patiently waiting to be laid and the interior and exterior doors are in place. We are really getting with this old new house project.
Okay, I’m slow (well, only three months or so) and I’ve neglected this blog, but other things seemed important (like picking colors and appliances).
I took this exterior photo today on my way to work. Notice the front steps (the ladder). Think it will pass code. Actually, just got off the phone with the contractor and they are pouring the footers. Interior paint next week and then flooring. Getting there.
Notice the old tin roof. The exterior doors are oak…salvaged from a home built in the 1800’s. The interior doors are also over a hundred years old.
The eyebrow dormer is absolutely charming!