Friday, July 25, 2008

Master Bathroom Sinks

Sunday was a busy day too. Once the laundry room project was wrapped up we went to work in the master bathroom. Kenny and Butch finished the T&G walls while I worked on installing the two sinks. First had to center the template, tape it down, trace it, then cut the hole. Repeat.....Here's a few pictures

With the drain/waste/vent piping done for the master bathroom sinks, we were finally able to install the T&G on the entry and closet walls. The wood on the 45 degree wall in the closet turned out really nice and has a really fancy looking grain to it. That's a good thing to because that will be one of the first things you see when you walk in off of the deck.

Emily's Room Gets Textured

Pretty self explanatory. Good series of pictures of Butch and I doing one of my favorite tasks. Lee Melrose gave me my first lesson in the art of drywall texturing in Elko and I've been doing it ever since. Texture hides all of your drywall sins.

Washer and Dryer Pedestal--Log Accent #1

This is only the first of many log accent that we will install in this house. It almost didn't happen though. Kenny overheard Butch and I discussing the best way to frame the pedestal for the fancy new front-load washer and dryer and decided to speak up. He said, "Why don't you make it out of log...wasn't that the whole point of the extra logs?" It was a great idea and it turned out better than I expected. it took Butch and I about 2 hours of cutting, sanding, and staining the logs, and another hour or so of fabrication to finish the rough frame. After that the trim and vinyl flooring went really quick. Then we installed the washer and dryer and Kelly promptly put them to work.

Busy Friday--Lights, Paint, Ceiling

It was a very busy day on Friday. A buddy of ours came out to help. Rick was a huge help with the ceiling and hanging the light fixture. Butch was once again directing traffic and has become the resident T&G expert. With everything working smoothly we were able to get the ceiling in the great room/dining room down below the fixture box for the dining room. So up went the dining room light. Kelly's taste is proving to be very good. Every fixture we hang just makes the place look that much better. The wildlife theme is really taking hold and is becoming more and more obvious in every room.

Then Kelly finished painting the kitchen and Laundry room. The green color really goes well with the logs and the black appliances.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Wildlife Pics

Random Weekend Pics

Just a few shots of the people that make this project possible. Without them I wouldn't get very far.

Light Fixtures

Here is yet another example of Kelly's good taste. She picked some really cool light fixtures that go with the rest of the decor.

Great Room & Stairway

Butch and Kenny kicked some serious butt on Saturday. They banged out the master bed/stairway wall and framed the 45 degree wall on the chimney chase. They also got a few more ceiling boards put up. Starting to come together.

Master Bath Cabinets & Countertop

We are very lucky to have a neighbor as cool as Bob. He is an artist with counter tops, cabinets, and back splashes. Our master bathroom was a bit of a challenge with the middle cabinet being offset. The fancy wood pieces are very expensive so you only get to mess up once. With his expert guidance we sailed right through it.

Vinyl Pics

Laminate Pics

It's dirty, but it's done. I have a feeling it will look like this till we get the rest of the sheetrock completed.