The calm before the floor
|We demolished the old and cracked floor of the fireplace and Brett chipped away some of the old mortar to show the brick.|
Inspiration #1 - our's won't have the brick that goes all the way up, but the actual fireplace will look similar.
|Inspiration #2 - We are planning to leave the inside dark and worn in like you see here.|
|We had Stacy Beasley and crew rebuild the hearth with old brick from the house. We just need to clean up around the edges and add trim where the brick meats the wall. Oh and we're making a mantle out of an old beam in the house.|
2) WINDOWS - CHECK!
|Uncle Dick measured and cut EVERY. PIECE. Bless him! And as a perfectionist, he may seek counseling after all of the imperfect angles and gaps he had to deal with!|
|But he made them work and everything looks amazing!|
|It will look sort of like this, just flipped the other way and without the cubbies on the bottom so that the blue wood shows through.|
|Rough sketch here.|
The first picture was the light our designer recommended for the foyer. I scored a very similar light in the second photo for about a quarter of the price!
|Nice! We are leaving the ceiling natural for now. Planning to stain it the same as the pine floors and beams. If we don't like it after a while, nothing a coat of white paint can't fix. speaking of, notice the crisp white walls everywhere.|
In the photo below, we were planning to put the refrigerator next to the wall to the right and then re-install a tall pantry cabinet in front of the door. But then, Brett made the mistake of letting me see the door open one day. And we both decided we needed to scrap that idea and install a double window to take in more of the view. Who needs a pantry anyway? The canned tomatoes will just have to go in the window sill. No sweat. Another call to Swainsboro Supply for windows and Marc Allen to come help us patch it all up and we'll be in business. While we are at it, might as well. (We've said that too many times on this project so far!)
|We'll still put the refrigerator to the right beside the wall.|
We will eventually add lower cabinets beneath the window like this, but for now, we'll just put a piece of furniture under the windows for extra storage.
|Don't know how the old antenna didn't miss the window.|
|The right side of this old pecan tree blew down last year in another storm. Thankfully, Michael took care of the other half for us.|
The hardwood floors are being restored as we speak!!! So hopefully, we'll have a post about the floors in the next week or so. So long til next time!