Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Family Room - Before and After Photos



Here is the family room, it's almost done, but not completely. I figured I could go ahead and put a pic of what's done so far. 

BEFORE



AFTER

I still need to get a table to put between the two chairs. I was thinking of getting another white chair in place of the wicker chair there, since the wicker chair is not as comfy as the white one. 




I love the artwork on the wall of the palm tree and the ocean. It's by a local artist named Rick Piper. To see more of  his artwork, go to Rick Pipers Art - A Gallery.


Art by Rick Piper



Orchid






New wood window sills.




I'm loving the way the house is turning out. It has such a cozy relaxing feel to it.
It's definitely a different feel from the more country cottage look I had before in my NC home.
This one is taking on more of a sea side look, which could be because I'm only 10 minutes from the beach now. I'm definitely back in my element being in the warm FL sun and the beautiful ocean waters.



Saturday, July 13, 2013

To Do Lists


  • Appliances delivered
  • Porch light and doorbell installed
  • Paint walls
  • Fence up for Little Foot
  • Fix garbage disposal
  • Install counters
  • Install back-splash
  • Paint front door
  • Paint cabinets in kitchen white
  • Find hardware for cabinets and install
  • Paint cabinets in master bath
  • Mirror for master bath
  • Paint guest bathroom
  • Put up bamboo shades
  • Put up drapes
  • Electrician is replacing garage lighting, adding an outlet on back porch and fixing aluminum wiring throughout the whole house.
  • Sprinklers working right
  • Tile the family room floor
  • Install storm door
  • Remove partial wall between dining and kitchen
  • Put up wall to hide furnace
  • Put up a new mailbox
  • Have a new well dug
  • Have the range vent area over stove reopened to vent outside. (a recirculating microwave was there before)
  • Put pavers in the backyard next to screen room
  • Add a faucet to side of house
  • Tile the screened in patio
  • Landscape the backyard
  • Landscape front yard
  • Plant Oleander trees along front fence
  • Put in a doggy door for Little Foot on the screen room
  • Put up a clothesline (attached to birdhouse)
  • Put peg board up in garage
  • Get a cabinet for garage (to store tools)
  • Clean and buff terrazzo floors in office
  • Paint desk, locker and bulletin board in office
  • Get a table for the office
  • Throw rug for under desk
  • Chairs for back patio
  • Plants for back patio
  • Lounge chair 
  • Shower installed outside


Mom has been staying with me while her house was being built. It's finished now and she just signed the closing papers. She's packing to start moving into her new home. 

So many changes for us!





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