We have been busy - very tired. It has been very hot here for most of the month of July and today was the first day it rained in about 6 weeks. The garden is very happy for the rain - and it has been terribly neglected in all the weeks with the work of the reno. I thought I would post a few pictures of how things are coming along.
Here is a picture of the new gas fireplace. The drywall is up and the living room is waiting to be painted.
This is the living room - now painted. The colours are Baffin Island and Mortar. Very contemporary apparently. The new pot lights are in place, and all the remnant of the old drapes and valances are gone.
A couple of pictures of Jim painting the area over the basement stairs. That was pretty scary watching him precariously perched on a rickedy ladder and a 2 x 10. Better him than me!!
The main support to hold the railing to the wall has been removed so we can paint the wall. So the 2 x 10 is sitting on the railing that is no longer attached to anything - except itself - that was why I was so nervous.
A couple of shots of the kitchen cabinets and the new space. We are hoping the counter will be ready soon. I am looking forward to seeing the kitchen with the counter in place. It is a fairly interesting piece of granite that we picked out.
Here is a view of the front of the house. The new entry, the new doors and no more white brick. The black tar paper will eventually be stone - Whistler Basalt.
And here is a picture of me -- washing the dirt of the garage door. It looked so much better after it had been washed - good enough not to paint!! But it will be painted - Caramel Apple.
These new paint names are so very interesting! The outside of the house will be a green - brown and caramel. It will be a huge improvement over the white brick.
There is still a lot to do. We are starting to feel a bit like things are getting accomplished slowly but surely.