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.