Someone asked where we bought the garage/barn thingy lights.
We don’t mind saying that we bought them — and most of the exterior lighting — from these folks. We first came across Barn Light Electric when we were “de-colonializing” (yes, it’s a word.) another house. Awesome products, built like a tanks and sold by seemingly nice people. Maybe their funky barn/industrial salvage/school house vintage look isn’t for everyone, but we’ve really liked it.
Here’s the entry light :
It’ll sit just above our door bell :
We went into this project imagining a process that looked like a bell curve. A few leisurely decisions at the beginning, gradually building towards the middle and a slow, steady glide path leading up to the move-in date.
As the chart below clearly indicates, the number of decisions and details leading up to our move-in date seem to be multiplying exponentially :
The good news is that lots of things are happening on site. It’s only Tuesday and we’ve already seen :
1) The start of the kitchen :
2. Driveway completion :
3. The beginning of master bath tiling. Larry from Distinctive Tile rightfully made the decision to reject the first batch of tiles from the manufacturer and those are arriving in two shipments this week :
Lots more scheduled for the end of the week, but as you all know, we no longer talk about those types of things in advance.
And that goes double for some recent activity on Flying Point Road.
We’re at that phase where day-to-day progress seems slooooow coming out of the bottle*, but lots has happened by the end of the week.
In no particular order :
1. The exterior is nearly complete. Patio is done, walkway is finished and the final grading is in place. We’re not planning on much of a “lawn” on Dash Landing, but we’re planting meadow grass to hold things down until the field grows in.
2. Most of the tiling is done. Bit of a hold-up in the master bath. Larry the tiler rightfully decided to reject the first batch of floor tiles and getting the right location for the drain took some time.
3. Woodwork and molding are chugging along. Most of the window trim is done, ditto with the baseboards and stairs. A couple of rooms have a funky crown molding that Rob spec’d in the plans and that’s about 50% complete. (A simple piece of 1×4 overlaid with a very common piece of stock lumberyard molding. Looks great.) Ditto with the assorted nickel-gap walls.
4. Exterior painting is all but “done.” And Brendan’s crew is making progress on the inside. The plan is to get one coat of “color” on everything and then do a final coat after the floors are complete.
5. And last, but certainly not least, our friend the blue dumpster was hauled off. We won’t miss it.
* And for those of you wondering “huh?” — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hW6RhruQb9g