The house posts have been put on hold for the last couple of weeks- sorry about that. The realities of back to school and blogging were catching up with me.
But now the fun stuff began. Finally!!!
Although some of the painting was pretty gosh darn fun!
Here it is before it is even finished- just the bare wood. Isn’t it gorgeous? Actually, when it first arrived, it was scary looking- different colours and lengths and widths- it looked pretty awful. But it looks gorgeous down. It has nail holes, saw marks, oil covered boot prints, and old barn paint on it, too. It’s hardwood for our real life. You can’t hurt it. It’s rustic and tough and beautiful. You can see our fireplace and mantle finished in this shot as well. No trim on the windows yet, though.
My dream was to have a nice big hearth to sit on and a mantel to decorate. The mantel is a big piece of cedar that was one of the logs my uncle brought back from BC for his log house. My Grandpa cut it on his planer and it didn’t ever get used so they gave it to us for our fireplace. It makes me think about my Grandpa every time I see it.
Here is the upstairs hall during the finishing painting and trimming stage. Floor is unfinished at this point.
And here is the same hallway after we moved in with the floors finished.
Next week, I’ll begin giving room tours of our new house on our usual house Thursdays. We’ll start with my son’s room. It’s so awesome.
See you then!