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Wood floors gleaming again!

Our wood floors (both old and new) are fully refinished and stained. Please see this previous post for further information on our wood floors: Floors glorious floors. We matched the original wood stain as closely as possible; a deep antique brown with hints of red to add a glowing warmth (75% Rosewood and 25% Red… Continue reading Wood floors gleaming again!

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We have power!

We have power! This is a huge step for our rather complicated project. Not only does it mean we are supremely close to completion, it also means we get to see our lighting fixtures brightly shining and our house warmly glowing. Here are some quick glimpses of our house aglow with warm interior light! Below:… Continue reading We have power!

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Master Bedroom Progress.

The Master bedroom is a fully new space in the home. We added this room to the second floor above our new kitchen and den. It was hard to see what this space would become, but now that it is nearing completion, I can see that this room will be a calming and soothing retreat… Continue reading Master Bedroom Progress.

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Trim Work: Molding.

  Fall in Texas began yesterday, September 27th, at 4 pm. We started our walk at 3:30. It was sticky, sunny, hot, and still. All of the sudden, we turned a corner and felt an unexpected breeze as the clouds skipped above us and covered the sun, and then another refreshing breeze, and then a… Continue reading Trim Work: Molding.

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Trim on the walls: Icing on the cake.

Trim on the walls of a home is much like icing on a cake. Could you live in a home without trim? Yes. Could you eat cake without icing? Yes. However, without trim and without icing there is a rough unfinished quality, a raw incomplete nature, an overexposure of every tiny imperfection. Trim and icing… Continue reading Trim on the walls: Icing on the cake.

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Cabinetry

Our cabinets are installed and they are everything and more than we expected. Solidly built, Shaker style, proportionally arranged, aesthetically beautiful, and cleverly useful. Mostly everything went in perfectly, but as always, there were some things that just didn’t fit. So with a few deep breaths, and cuts, everything now fits together just as snugly… Continue reading Cabinetry

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Floors Glorious Floors!

This is a rather quick post, and I will follow up with further information on the specific features and stains of the old and new hardwood floors, but I wanted to share some pictures of our quickly moving project! By the way, the wood floors were delivered two days ago, and all of the installation… Continue reading Floors Glorious Floors!