The front door finally arrived. (I love that Craig is keeping it totally protected). It's bigger in person than I had imagined, which makes me happy because I think big front doors are cool. (And no, that isn't the color of the house or the front door, but we'll be waiting a long while before any exterior surfaces are painted, due to our climate).
I'm happy to announce that World Headquarters has gotten the recognition she deserves, thanks to Mike, the finish carpenter. And you know, it just gives it a higher level of importance don't you think? I can just imagine it now, as they go about their day at the worksite: "Hey, watch that wall! You don't want to damage World Headquarters, now do YOU?!" hee hee
And speaking of Mike, he's been toiling away on all of our trim work. He sure runs a clean operation. I like that. I like that a lot.
Here's one of our doors, installed, along with the trim. The doors and trim arrived primed, and will be painted later. I'm really happy with the simple, classic look, and love the dark hinges I opted for. I'll be going with dark doorknobs everywhere as well. And didn't the panel doors turn out nicely? I ended up going with solid doors, even though they were a bit more expensive. It's one of the areas that I really wanted to get right the first time. Because can you ever imagine replacing a whole house-worth of doors? Neither can I.
Top of door trim:
Bottom of door trim:
And Chuck is just getting started on the ceilings. I can't wait to see how much the beadboard changes the whole feel of the house.
In other news, much of the painting is done. The colors I've used most are Sherwin Williams Zurich White and Ermine. And I'd be lying if I told you I wasn't completely hung up on the colors not having Farm Chicky names. I think I should rename them Winter Prairie and Farmstead White. Are you listening, Sherwin Williams?
The tile installation will begin soon. Dirk has put together some really beautiful designs, complete with a special new tile he is creating that will cap everything off in one of the rooms. Here's the mold that will go into the machine that makes the tiles.
Yeah, he's pretty much amazing, that one.
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