Monday, December 28, 2009

House Plans

Sometimes it's difficult to picture a house when you only see photos of the individual rooms.  I found this really neat house plan maker online that you can make of your home.  You just take each room, type in the measurements of it and viola, you have your house plans.

 If you have wondered where each room is, this makes it much easier to picture it all and bring everything together.  The total square feet is somewhere around 1200. I forget the exact number.

My Floor Plans

I just realized I forgot to show where each window and the side door is, I will tweak it later. There's a side door off the kitchen that goes to the carport.  Later next year I am hoping to knock out a wall in the office and put french doors leading to the backyard.  Another mystery about this house, why does it have no door to the backyard?  I also need to show where the appliances in the kitchen are.  I'll upload it again later when I add all this to it.

It's easy, go make house plans of yours now :)
It also has little furniture you can decorate it with.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Mantle Up!

The mantle is up!  It is so beautiful, I love it!  This really pulled the living room together, I must say.  It just didn't seem right without the mantle before.  Now I can hang my stockings.  I used real cut holly from my holly bushes outside and placed on top.  The candle holders are from Becky, thanks Bec, she got them for me years ago.  Poinsettia plant is from Lisa, thanks Lisa!

My dad also made that picture frame from walnut that is sitting on the mantle.  He did a beautiful job on both the frame and mantle.  Thank you dad! I love ya bunches.

(click on pic to enlarge)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Fireplace prep

My dad came over today to build the stand so he can put the mantle on.  This is to hold it up while he works on it.  Tomorrow he will come back over to finish it up.  Here's how it looks right now.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Mantle is ready

My dad is finished with the mantle and now it just needs to be installed.  He found the walnut board from a friends farm, he cut it to fit the width of my fireplace, sanded it, then put a bunch of layers of pure tung oil on it.  Here it is at his warehouse where he's just finished it.

Isn't she a beauty?  Now all that's left to do is attach it to my fireplace!