This was one of the busiest weeks yet at the house build. Garage doors were installed Monday.
On Wednesday my father-in-law came to install our hardwood flooring.
God bless that man!
He has worked on every home (now 3) that we’ve owned. Our flooring allowance didn’t cover hardwood in the main area. Actually, it didn’t cover laminate either. Instead of spending money on flooring we knew we’d rip out in 5 years, it made more sense economically and environmentally to go ahead and do the wood now. We chose a 3/4″ solid prefinished oak. We purchased it on our own and my father-in-law and husband spent three and half days covering all the nearly 750 square feet.
The linoleum in the upstairs bathrooms was installed at the same time.
Paint took up a chunk of my time this week.
I painted our master bathroom Sherwin Williams Watery. And decided that if my other two careers fall through I’ll become a Professional Interior Painter.
For a week.
Then I brought the kids over to start on their room. The painter left some extra gray (Sherwin Williams Anew Gray) from the living room so we used that as a base. It was fun to be able to hand them a roller and not worry about taping trim or spilling on carpet. It was also hard for me because I’m a bit controlling…about paint.
We came back and added stripes. One large orange (SW Knockout Orange) stripe and two thin dark blue (SW Denim) stripes on either side. This was the day I decided I need more projects that involve the use of a chalkline reel in my life. Aside from some whining about who got to stand on the ladder and who got to paint which color, the boys did an outstanding job staying between the lines. I can’t wait to put this room together!
The porch started to take shape this week. This was a MUST HAVE when I was designing the floor plan. I wanted a big Southern porch which isn’t too common round these parts. I was giddy when the cinder blocks were placed.
And then the stone.
And the steps. Oh my. How much longer do we have to wait before swinging and sipping sweet tea??
But my most favorite part of this week is something no one will see when they visit our home. It’s not fancy. Just installed with a Sharpie. It’s my prayer for our friends and family when they go. Numbers 6:24-26 on the subfloor right in front of the door.
“May the Lord bless and keep you, make his face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and grant you peace.”