Saturday, September 27, 2014

Lucy inspects the progress

Still waiting for something dramatic at the house. Chippendale railings. Kitchen cabinets. Garage Door. We are dying to see something flashy happen. But I guess we need to be patient. The painters have begun their work and there are places where one can really see the beauty of the project starting to peek through the mess and chaos. Of course a good paint job is no small deal with all the prep work and such. So patience. Our master vanity was delivered this week. That was quite exciting to see.

And of course it was time Lucy had the opportunity to inspect the progress. If she doesn't approve I don't know what we will do.

From Family Room looking toward Dining Room.

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Although they are still in the early stages of painting the casing is really starting to look beautiful. Picture is taken from the Family Room looking toward front door.

Lucy advises that you make sure you take care when using solvents,

I can't even begin to tell you how exciting this vanity is. In our previous "master" bath, John and I had to share a single pedestal sink and a narrow, plastic Container Store drawer thingy on wheels. I've already started to plan what goes where.
Vanity color is Farrow & Ball's Shaded White. It looks whiter then it is when it isn't up against a whiter white.

You'll be hearing a lot more about Ivan C. Dutterer as the weeks go by. Look at those dovetail joints.

I think she approves

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Random Progress Photos

As I mentioned in my post from earlier today cabinets are coming soon and there is a whole slew of other things set to happen soon that will really start to make the place look different.

I thought I would just throw out some of the random photos we have taken over the past several weeks. Many of them not very exciting.

Mock-up of the deck railing detail. Much more on this when they begin to install.

The very dirty tub in the guest bath. A Carrera marble apron will surround the tub. 
Flagstone in mudroom and powder room.


Mudroom the space to the left will have built in bench, cabinets, and coat pegs.
The new front door and transom have been installed. Door surround still be installed. For picture of door itself, see next interior photo.

Still wet new floors looking toward new front door.

New floors looking into dining room and screen porch beyond.

Appliances (Vive la France!)

Yesterday turned out to be appliance day at chez nous.

Our French range was ordered from Lacanche in late December to take advantages of 2013 pricing. Sometime in early spring it got on a boat, and because it was shipped to take advantage of a full container, it was sent to Seattle rather than the east coast. I guess that means it went through the Panama Canal. By the end of May it was in Seattle, had been inspected, and was waiting for its journey to DC. A couple of weeks ago it was put on a truck bound for Baltimore where it cooled its heels until yesterday when it made its way to Chevy Chase.

What we didn't realize was that our contractor decided to have the other warehoused appliances delivered as well. Unfortunately the floors in most of the house have recently been stained so we couldn't really get in to take pictures. John had to bend around a corner to get the picture of all the boxes.

The kitchen cabinets may arrive as soon as the 18th. Those should make for some interesting photos.

Bonjour mon amour.