Today’s Tuesday Tidbits is a little shorter than usual. It’s with good cause though, because tomorrow there will be another (much longer) blog post. While tomorrow’s post is a slightly different from our usual post, it will have loads of photos!
This week we are still working on the tile and just starting to select light fixtures (to be totally truthful I’ve been shopping for light fixtures for the past year). We are also preparing to put in all the fixtures, switches, main level flooring and fireplaces. In a very few short weeks, the house will look entirely different. We’ve learned that this rehab process has some very distinct steps. Demo, framing, drywall, flooring. Naturally everything is a step, but these are the ones that show the most change.
The marble floor in our main level bathroom is all cut and in (still needs grout). If you are considering marble, know this: it cuts like a dream!!! Trent could not get over how easy it was to cut with the saw (much different from good ol’ ceramic tile). The downside is that the stuff is not cheap…but it sure is pretty.
And just because I think it looks a little funny, here is a pic of the step just prior to having the tile done. After it’s all cut and set out in place, Trent moves it to another room (to put down the mortar and then set it all in place for a final time). Yes, we could simply cut it as you go…but this guarantees that everything will fit and look the way we want it to.
Last week our magnolia tree was in bloom. This week it’s the apple tree and the redbuds and I love all the blooms!
I have decided that the SW color Alabaster is the most perfect “almost white” color ever. It’s there and looks white until you look at something truly white. It’s so unassuming, which allows other things to be the center of attention in the room (um, hello ceiling). If you need a bright, non-color, non-white paint on your walls, I do recommend this one.
And while there are only a few done, we are just getting started putting in all the outlets, removing the construction light switches (for nice, new ones) and putting on the covers. It’s such a small thing, but feels SO nice to see it!
As always, thank you for following along! Don’t forget to check back tomorrow morning for many more house photos and a slightly different blog post. Have a wonderful week!