Sunday, September 16, 2012

it's December ....

hhahahah...no it's not!  But, it seems like Christmas to me!  And, I want you to know that I risked life and limb clambering over plenty of "stuff" in the crammed storage space to find my tiny tree for this shot!  It just had to be done didn't it?

Mr. BV said no way will you ever find it and if you do see it...you definitely won't be able to get to it....hah!  Oh, yeh?!















Boxes were delivered.... but, they are tightly wrapped ....and then...nobody came to open them the next day or to install the cabinets inside ....sigh.

The contractor showed up later in the day and seemed surprised that I hadn't opened at least one to get a sneak peek at my new kitchen.  It is strange I suppose.  But.. with some things? ....I AM patient....  not many, but some......

As you can see, there is some colour on the walls.  They add colour to the primer coat .. so you get an idea of how it will look.  Too dark for me...too blue-ish for Mr. BV...   back to the drawing board.  Or paint chips as it were.....don'tcha hate how tiny they are ?  Who can tell what a whole wall or room will look like ....  I mean really?  Yes, you have sort of an idea...but no, not really.

Doors, casings and window mouldings were also delivered...






























As you can see.....the "dust bunny" as they called her, was also around.  She vacuumed all areas to remove most of the drywall dust after the taper left.  Wow... it looks darn good in photos ... real life, ..... nyehhh.....  not so much.















Still plenty of mud, dust and stuff all around..






























The hardwood has been patched in all the areas where we extended rooms and moved walls ...we pushed the walls back almost three feet in the master bedroom.........

oh, and yeh...where the kid with the skill saw got careless....















All patched areas just very lightly sanded for now....the whole floor will be sanded and refinished closer to the end of the reno.......it's tricky to keep up with the progression of steps really.... like painting a first coat before hardwood being done etc.  But.. apparently it is better to paint the primer onto the newly taped and sanded drywall...for protection during the rest of the things being done.  There will, of course, always be damaged areas that need touch up.

This area near the front door.... ..... you can really get the idea in photos perfectly.  It has always been a danger zone.















Can you notice that there is a step down from the living room onto the foyer area?  It is pretty much invisible with the grain of hardwood going in the same direction .... and several people have taken a misstep there.  So...this time we had a lighter strip of Maple wood inserted into the area,  I hope it is enough to give people the clue.  It had to be repaired anyway as we widened the doorway.  The doorway below is my hobby room.... which also now has a wider doorway and some French doors will be hung there instead of just the original pocket door.  Here is a shot of the bottom of the step.  You can see the step from the lower side no problem.......still needs a piece of hardwood inserted there as well...















.......... it continues.......................................

8 comments:

Gretel said...

Oohh, that looks not-fun. I bet you cannot WAIT to be back to normal...in your HUGE space - my God, you've got some room there! I'd get lost, I'd have to draw a little map. :)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Vee,

Love your sense of humor with the Christmas tree perched on top of all the boxes.
All you will be wanting now is for the job to be finished, the dust all gone and your life back to normal.
Isn't it hard trying to find the colour that is just right.

Happy new week
Hugs
Carolyn

dinahmow said...

Blimey! It looks worse than building a completely new house! But so worth it eventually.

Mary Ann said...

You're getting there bit by bit. Hopefully it will be all done by Christmas:)

No worries about the word verification thingy...I can now read and write Notarobot with no problems whatsoever:)

Gwen Buchanan said...

Wow that's a lot of progress.. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Yay!! Merry Christmas!

Lin said...

Ooooh, it's getting exciting!!! You are on the back end, my friend. Hang in there!

Love the tree---can't believe you found it. :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

the tree is the perfect touch :D something to smile at while looking at the dust :/

Beedeebabee said...

Vee, I think it's looking just beautiful! It's going to be soooo worth everything you've been putting up with....I'm loving it right now. You'll have such fun this Christmas. Woo hoo, Deck those halls!!! :)