My dad and Wendy move in at the end of next week, AHHHH!!!!! There is still actually A LOT to do – all those finishing touches take forever. Chris and I each have to do lists to tackle, and they include a “priority” column – as in the things we really, really, really want to get done before they move in, and items that will probably happen after they move in. The good news is the painters are super hard at work trying to get everything done inside before the move in date comes. And it’s looking pretty awesome.
The baseboards upstairs are painted now that they’ve been reinstalled now that the floors have been finished
And this morning when I was over there dropping off some tools for my dad and Chris they were prepping the baseboards on the main floor. Also being worked on are all the patches from the gashes from the flooring contractors
Booooooo. How do they gash the wall that high? Whatever.
Good news: the master bedroom is painted and it is so fucking pretty
Wendy was nervous about picking the darker of two colors that she liked. But this room has 7 (yes, SEVEN, I know, crazy) windows. So we all agreed a darker-ish color wouldn’t appear too dark. And that was definitely the case. It looks amazing. Colors are always so hard to photograph, but we used Dunn Edwards Lunar Landing. The color looks really beige on my screen, but it’s a really pretty greeny color with a hint of blue in the space. It really makes the room feel so serene. And I told my dad, “I just feel so fucking pretty in that room.” I don’t know how to describe it – just very soothing.
The bathrooms are painted also, and about 90% of the visible work is done as well (mirrors need to be hung, baseboards installed, etc.)
The walls are painted Ben Moore Natural Elements and the cabinets are Sherwin Williams Wool Skein. I think all the tiles and colors blend really well and make the bathrooms appear incredibly peaceful.
One not great piece of news is that the fucking tile for the master fireplace has still not arrived
It’s a REALLY big question mark as to whether this will get completed before move in, but at this point, I really don’t think it will. The saga of this tile is fucking endless and I will never, EVER use this tile company again. It’s amazing the amount of things they’ve fucked up:
1) The pattern was labeled incorrectly when we selected the tile and we only figured this out when the tile shop showed us the picture of the order sample and I said, “That’s not what the sample board looks like…” So we had to send the company a picture of the sample board and they corrected their mistake.
2) Then we ordered samples of the 2 colors in the pattern blend to see which one we wanted to use as the trim. Those colors were BOTH labeled incorrectly because when the samples came – they weren’t the same colors as were labeled on the sample board. Another email with a photo had to be sent for them to correctly identify the colors.
3) When we finally got the correct tile pattern and colors and placed our order we discovered that they sent 3 different pieces of tile. The pattern is a 2 tile pattern, and they sent 3 different pieces on accident, so our tiler didn’t have enough to complete both fireplaces. We sent back the incorrect tile to be replaced.
4) That replacement shipment was only supposed to take 2-3 weeks. Of course it took over 4
5) AND THE REPLACEMENT ORDER STILL CONTAINED THE WRONG PIECES. They basically sent the exact same pieces we told them to replace. OH MY GOD I WAS SO MAD. I just laughed when the tile shop called to tell me. It was all I could do to not cry really.
The “correct” tile was supposed to arrive yesterday. But these meth addicted idiots apparently don’t have their shit together, and so it’s still not here. Of course.
Let’s go back to good news again.
The panel has arrived and been installed and can now be painted so it matches the rest of the rest of the line
And the faux door on the other side (to make the bookshelf cabinet at the end of the peninsula look built in) is in as well (the hardware needs to be installed to really make it look like a faux door)
And you might wonder, “What the hell is a paper cutter doing on the kitchen counter?” Well, I spent 5 hours yesterday installing contact paper in the kitchen cabinets
The good news about reusing the cabinets was that my parents saved A TON of money. The bad news is the people who lived here before were a little, uh, messy. So a lot of the drawers were stained, grimy, and just pretty gross. So we cleaned, cleaned, cleaned them and then I’m going through allllllll the cabinets in the house and putting contact paper down. I’m hoping **fingers crossed** to have all the cabinets everywhere (kitchen, laundry room, all the bathrooms) done by the time the parentals move in so that they can actually put things in all the finished cabinets.
Chris is over there today and will be over there Monday and Tuesday of next week getting quite a punch list worked on. Again **fingers crossed** we get all the items on the “before they move in” list done. AH!