Thursday, October 8, 2009
Today is the grand slam Blog update...I was able to get Sianna down for a nap, and Olivia is occupied with a pizza crust. So, you will find several entries for today, and it is done this way, as I can't seem to upload more then 4 fotos at a time. I tried to group them together so it makes more sense.
The house is coming along, and you will see the new plaster on the interior. Alex and I have started researching tiles and such for bathrooms. On our first visit to a tile and bath store, we found out 2 things. #1 is that I have really expensive taste. #2 is that Alex has more expensive taste. I fell in love with a handmade ceramic sink, from Spain. It was ONLY 600 euros. Alex, being the optimist, suggested we take a look at other models by the same group. His eye went to another sink that ended up being 1200 euro. Hold on...Sianna is crying.
Ok, she fell off the couch mid nap and is now happy with some ice cream to take the swelling down on her bubba lip. Wait, now Olivia is crying....
Just enjoy the pictures of the walnut tree.
Sianna's room, now nice and plastered.
Olivia's room, looking towards her window.
The stairs from as seen from the front door. Fireplace should go in the corner to the left.
We have a cool spot here on the stairs for a nice piece of art work....hint hint, Rani. ;)
And below is the view from the top of the stairs. Behind you will be the door to get to the loft which will be over the kitchen.
You got it, the dining room with the final plaster on it. The stone arch over the door will be cleaned off and stand out more.
Here are our cool niches, where we were able to leave the rocks exposed.
Above is the doors leading to the bathroom and the dining room, as seen from the front door. Below is the view of the living room from the end of the kitchen.
Ok, and below are some samples of colors. The tile on the bottom is from the roof, and we brought it down to see how it would contrast. That red tile is the darkest color the plaster can be mixed to. We have opted for something between #2 and that red tile. Should be up next week, if we are lucky.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Like the title says, these are the door frames that are installed before the final coat of smooth plaster goes on. The workman was really good and timely, once we got him there...
Here are a couple of shots before the final smooth coat of plaster goes on.
Olivia's room is above and the view out of Sianna's room is below.
This is from Sianna's balcony looking up the street towards Louis' house.