Saturday, February 18, 2012

Dream House Update: January

Lots and lots of house stuff happening!

We're cooking with gas thanks to our newly buried propane tank.

We have a deck. A big, beautiful, deck. Is is grilling weather yet?

Don't be jealous of my amazing red clay splotches!

The front porch has planks (and red clay) and caps for the stone portion of the columns.

We have window trim and crown molding.

The Hardie plank turned out to have some issues. Yes, those planks are missing paint. Thankfully, Hardie is repainting the entire house for us and giving the new paint job a 15 year warranty.

We got our DIY on and installed our Ikea kitchen with major help from my dad, my brother, Brad's dad, Tracy, Tim, and Carolyn. Plus - my mom provided a yummy lunch for all of us.

Double plus - we had thunder snow during the instillation.

Carolyn made the dream house's first official snow man.

Painting, tile, doors, and counter tops are all happening soon, so watch for those photos in the next update!



Christen said...

So exciting, Hattie! I'm majorly envious of your deck!

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Mrs. Great Indoors said...

So glad to see an update on your house progress. It's looking fabulous! I bet y'all are ready to hang out in sleeping bags just to move in. :-)

Cara said...

Everything looks fantastic!!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I had a chuckle at the thunder snow and 'official' snow man!

It all looks fun!

When things slow down a bit; you could give us the 411 on the Hardie plank. (I understand they are making good on their product) ...but what issues did you have with it paint wise? We're thinking of using it to reside our old house.
I'll check back or you can email me...thanks in advance. Pat

Alison said...

Missing your updates! :( Hope you start posting again soon!

Anonymous said...

Missing your house updates too!! Please start again!