Time for another Tuesday Tidbits and it has been a busy week! While we don’t have a “deadline” to be into the house, we have deadline. The exterior will not be done until next spring/summer (I’ve accepted it and moved on). However, we believe the interior will be mostly done by the end of the year…done enough to live comfortably in the house. Yes, I’m cheering for Christmas but I’m also completely aware that we will be moving in and I don’t even know where all of the Christmas decor is currently at. So, while we might be in by Christmas, it will probably be more of a Charlie Brown kinda’ Christmas this year!

As for the past week, we put up another major light fixture and it was a beast. So many crystals, so many little hooks, so many things that I eventually went cross-eyed and left it for Trent.

As you can tell, it was worth it! The foyer is definitely coming together. The foyer has one window (10 feet tall…but still only one window) and you cannot see into the rest of the house from it. Because of this, I’ve decided that there will be no window treatments here. I like the light it lets in and I like the way it looks when you drive up the road from downtown. Trent disagrees and thinks we should cover it, but he’s letting me win this one.

As I mentioned last week, when we started putting the original window and door trim back up there was a huge gap. Since we removed all the plaster it took away the thickness of the walls. All the windows and doors have a space that doesn’t look quite so huge in my pics, but I promise you…it’s huge.

In the doorframe below is looks like we should just be able to caulk it…but alas, it’s too large.

Just to give you another point of reference on how big the gap is:

Trent came up with a plan of adding an additional trim piece in this gap. We purchased it, painted it all matching white and started putting things up. I must say, it looks so much better and makes the trim look even more ginormous! (Not that it needed any help in that department.)

I told Trent that when we do finally decorate for Christmas, we will have no need to hang the garland around the doors. We will simply set it up there. We basically have a 6″ shelf on top (no joke).

In completely unrelated news, we will be filling nail holes, caulking seams along the trim and painting yet another final coat for the REST OF OUR LIVES.

Many of you have asked about the window that is in the shower of our main floor guest bathroom. We were able to piece together original trim from doors that we removed with the new floor plan and put it together. We will eventually change the glass out for something opaque. The trim is in its original state in the pic and will need lots of love (along with some exterior waterproof paint) but I’m so happy we were able to make it work and match everything else.

And that’s it for this week, folks! We are dead tired, but can see the finish line! Thank you so much for continuing to follow along and have a wonderful week.


  • October 31, 2017 Reply


    The trim is my favorite part!! Love what the extra piece added to the size. It really pops

  • October 31, 2017 Reply


    No wonder you are world class in your projects. You ALWAYS make the best and most attractive decisions. So thrilled for you that the end is in sight.

  • October 31, 2017 Reply

    Randy Hopkins

    Instead of changing out the glass in the bathroom window there is a spray paint type of stuff that you spray on the window to give it a frosted look, we’ve used this before and it still lets light in but no one can see through it.

  • October 31, 2017 Reply


    Painting for the “rest of our lives”. hehehehehehehehee….

  • October 31, 2017 Reply


    Love the extra trim!

  • October 31, 2017 Reply


    I’m so excited for you! But what am I going to do on Tuesday mornings, with my coffee, without your blog?😉
    I love the chandelier in the foyer💙

  • October 31, 2017 Reply

    Pamela Hoose

    Love the chandelier! I agree with you on no window treatment on the foyer window. You two always amaze me!

  • October 31, 2017 Reply

    Beth White Gierach

    Are you still running in NYC Marathon this weekend? Good luck, finish strong!

    • October 31, 2017 Reply

      Leah Hudson

      I am!!! I’love make sure to post some updates here!

  • October 31, 2017 Reply

    Michael Lannoo

    Lots of neat updates for this week. I like the idea of the little extra trim around the window and door moldings. Great idea to use some of the leftover trim for the bathroom window. I like the light fixture in the foyer and would not do any window covering to hide it’s beauty from those outside looking t your home. Have a good week and enjoy the little ghosts and goblins that come to visit tonight….

  • October 31, 2017 Reply

    Robyn Karkiewicz

    That is quite the gap. It looks so good with the extra trim. You and Trent do fantastic work and your house is so awesome.

    Thank you for sharing all of this and letting us be a part of your project.

  • October 31, 2017 Reply

    Melanie Rosander

    That chandelier is divine and a great statement at your entrance…and a possible traffic stopper at the street.

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