Almost Moved In

We are waiting on a final electric approval and the occupancy permit. The only things not finished at this time is the tile backspace in the kitchen and the decking and rails for the deck. The deck will get finished in the spring when it is a bit warmer. We have also decided to replace the chandelier that we initially picked for the dining room, which you will see in the pics. Hopefully, we’ll like the next one that is being ordered as I write this.

Back of the house from the street behind us.

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Living room

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All paint downstairs, and up into upstairs hall is Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore. All trim in the entire house is Benjamin Moore Satin Impervo Waterborne paint in White. That is definitely one thing I would change if we were to ever repaint. I would swap out Cloud White instead of the White for trim. The basic White is a bit to stark. You wouldn’t think that subtle differences in color would have such an impact, but when all of the trim is done, you can see where just a subtle change in color can make a difference. I have seen Cloud White and it seems like a color we would have been a little more happy with. We are very happy with how things came out though. We hired the painting out to a pro for downstairs, kitchen, stair area and hall upstairs. We painted all of the rest with a lot of help from my parents. The painter did a really great job and all of the prep work he did really had an impact on the finished product.

After entering looking towards stairs, first floor bath, and door to office.

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Paint in kitchen is Lancaster Whitewash by Benjamin Moore.IMG 0233


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First floor bath

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The first floor bath was actually started before this whole project. The last thing we did was repaint all of the try in the bathroom and change the color on the walls. It used to be a blueish with some purple color that we never really liked, so we repainted the walls to Sea Haze from Benjamin Moore.

Office on first floor. Paint is Coventry Gray from Benjamin Moore.

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Smaller bedrooms

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Common bath on second floor

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Master bedroom. Paint is Woodlawn Blue from Benajmin Moore

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Master bath. Paint is Pale Smoke from Benjamin Moore

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There is a master closet behind the shower. Paint is Manchester Tan by Benjamin Moore.

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Custom Shower Door In Place & Painting on First Floor Begins

The frameless glass door was installed in the master shower a couple of weeks back.

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Master bath vanity awaiting plumber

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We decided to hire professional painters for the first floor, stair area, and upstairs hallway to alleviate a time crunch with the holidays upon us

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The house has come a long way since this last picture. Most things are done and cleaning has started. More pics to come after I take some more. Move in will take place in the next couple of weekends.

Paint Started Upstairs

My parents have been helping out a lot over the past couple of weeks doing A LOT of prep work: sanding, filling nail holes, priming, etc. That has allowed us to head in on the weekends and get some paint on the walls. Most of the rooms upstairs have one coat. Next week, my cousin, who is a painter will be coming to paint the downstairs, including the kitchen, and the upstairs hallway.

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Pale Smoke in the master bath

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All paint is Benjamin Moore. Basic ceiling white was done on all of the ceilings.  All trim was done with White. If I was to pick the trim color again, we would have went with Cloud White, but we have enough done already to just keep rolling with the the same color already used.

All closets were done with Manchester Tan, a neutral color. The open living, dining room, and upstairs hall will be done in Revere Pewter.

Tiling Finished, Some Painting, & Stair Work Has Begun

The tiling in the bathrooms was finished yesterday. The grout has such a dramatic effect on the final look. 

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The bedrooms on the other side of the master have one coat of paint on them. We did the same color in both rooms. The color name is Powell Buff from Benjamin Moore. Inside of all closets, we are doing a neutral color, Manchester Tan

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The stair guy showed up and started work yesterday. He has a pile of treads he has started working on and installed one post at the top of the stairs.

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