Completed projects:

roof, kitchen, master bedroom, main bathroom (sans shower tile), fireplace, hardwood flooring, windows, office, front entry, stairway

Ongoing projects:

shower surround, dapping/painting woodwork, ensuite vanity/lights/mirror, painting outdoor trim, finishing front entry tile work, interior door painting and hardware, decorating

Friday, July 11, 2008

My first incredibly beautiful window!

Dave and Vic came Wednesday. Dave is our finishing carpenter extraordinare and I'm learning when Dave comes by, things get pretty really quick!

It's all about finishing the office downstairs. So that's the first window that was chosen. It's a large picture window. I was working at home in my office when I had to steal the odd glance up to see what the guys were up to. It was pretty exciting seeing all these long mouldings slip inside the house through the big window.

The crown moulding went up first against that beautiful pine ceiling. All I can say is WOW...

Then the window. I saw the guys building the frame outside for a moment, but I returned back to my own work again. Next thing I knew, I looked up and BAM! This drop dead gorgeous window casing, sills, frames what have you were in place. And what I saw was stunning!

Understand, I was use to seeing that bent up stained aluminum window with very ugly rough brown boards around it. To see the NEW window bright and white especially against the new paint job on the walls, incredible.

Rich also stopped by in the PM on his way through town to spec out what's been going on.

And tonite I wasn't home and when I arrived home at 10pm, (shopping for the house, what else?!?) a nice new hole was cut into the bathroom ceiling for my new ceiling fan! And my ceiling light was reinstalled in the office! (been a long while with no light in that room). AND...

Fresh delicious raspberries in my fridge!

There may be more surprises scattered around, and if so, I have yet to discover them. It's time to get some shuteye. I plan to hack away at the house Friday, finishing up some painting.

Thanks to the mystery guest tonite! (I'm guessing Pete and maybe even Vic) and to Dave and Vic for yesterday. Some days it doesn't seem like much transpires as the prep is harder to accomplish than finishing. But then one day it's simply finally done AND looks fantastic!

Just, really really cool. Renos are hard work, but through the enormous effort put forth, you are rewarded with something so beautiful in the end. Amazing what you can do with nails, boards and paint in the right hands. I am so fortunate!

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