Monday, March 30, 2015

permits and paint colors

Well this past week has not been the most exciting one.  There is a lot of work getting done, I'm not complaining.  But it is not the kind of things that make a great impact on pictures.  

The plumbing and electrical systems have all been updated and inspected and though that is not exciting, it is important.  Also the overhang on the outside roof line has all been redone which again looks great and is important.  The glass in the downstairs windows has been repaired and get the picture.

I have been obsessing over wall colors which sucks because I don't have my proper lighting, my window covering or any furniture for frame of reference and I still have to make decisions of what colors to paint the walls. I have found out that whites and grays are the hardest colors to choose because they look total different in different lighting.  Also I had hoped to save the wood paneling in the den but it is not staining evenly and there are still some shadows of the pictures my dad hung there in the same place for 54 years.

My biggest decision this week is that I have decided to carpet the basement.  I'm doing office type low pile commercial stuff.  I think I'll go with Edwards Carpet here in St. Louis, locally owned and highly recommended.  I will wait to install it until the work is done.

I'm still considering the fireplace.  Now I've decided to move it to the living room.  It would be a modern ethanol burning model.  I've blocked it out in painters tape to get an idea of the size to order.  But I'll wait till the place has furniture in it to make a final decision.  I'm not sure where it should go.  My contractor promised to come back and hang it for me,

This week the kitchen counter tops go in the the bathrooms are being worked on. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

full speed ahead

former pink hall bath
former grey master bath
It has been a week and Bob the Builder's crew has been working hard demo-ing everything.

 The pink and grey bathrooms are no more.  You can see straight through the wall.


The kitchen back splash was removed and the whole wall had to be replastered!  No more floor and counter tops either. But they measured for the new quartz counter top today.  You can see that I am saving the original St. Charles metal kitchen cabinets.  

Hope the dust settles soon.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

moving out

The past couple has been some of the most stressful week I have had in a long time.  I'll save you all the details and say this.  All is well that ends well, I am have gotten through the worst of it ( I hope) and its gonna be fine.

My mom survived the big move.  She is safely in her new apartment and even she has to admit its pretty nice.  We have most everything under control.  We still need to have all the pictures hung, but that should be done soon and then it will feel just like home.

After mom's things were moved out Charlie Peppers and his men from Adams Auctions got a chance to get a lot more things out of the house.  The auction is held in Bellevue Illinois on March 25th.  I can't wait to to see what happens!

Then the furniture and boxes that my brother and sister in law wanted were picked up by their movers.  Each day everything went pretty smooth.

There are only a few things left in the house now.  Charlie is coming back for the washer and refrigerator once I have the water lines capped this week.  There are also a few pieces of furniture and rugs that I am keeping for myself,  But its all pretty empty and weird.

Stay tuned.........