Friday, April 10, 2015

crown molding

As promised, we woke up to a very white April morning.  We got quite of bit of heavy heavy very wet snow.  Looks like about 3-4 inches in our backyard.  I'll admit, I'm a little bummed.  But, a few times this morning, I've caught myself subconsiously thinking Christmas was coming.  Haha!  That's never a bad feeling.

Today's post is all about our kitchen.  We still don't have appliances, counters, or hardware... but we do have crown molding.Building on Love - Our Hickory KitchenBuilding on Love - Our Hickory Kitchen
Building on Love - Our Hickory Kitchen
Building on Love - Our Hickory Kitchen
Building on Love - Our Hickory Kitchen
Building on Love - Our Hickory Kitchen
Building on Love - Our Hickory Kitchen
Building on Love - Our Hickory Kitchen

An awesome bonus for me- LED under cabinet lighting.  Building a house with an electrician has so many perks!  :)
Building on Love - Our Hickory Kitchen

I'm very happy with how the paint color looks against these cabinets.  To be honest, the hickory came in much lighter than I had anticipated.  But, I love it!  We eventually would like to install a tile backsplash.  Any color recommendations?  I'm at a loss... but maybe it'll come together when we have countertops.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

my love affair with marble tile

Guess what?  More heavy, wet snow is headed our way.  So, exterior work continues to be delayed.  If this keeps up, it'll be July before we have a drain field and final grading.  You have to love it up here, or you'll hate it!  :)  Thankfully, we do really love it.

Despite our mudpit of a front yard, interior work is going on strong.  My latest favorite is our bathtub.  Here are a few pictures before tile went in.

Building on Love - Marble Tub Surround

Building on Love - Marble Tub Surround

Building on Love - Marble Tub Surround

Here are a few shots of the first day's tile work.
Building on Love - Marble Tub SurroundBuilding on Love - Marble Tub Surround
Building on Love - Marble Tub Surround
Building on Love - Marble Tub Surround
Building on Love - Marble Tub Surround

And the real reason we're all here... picture with the tile and grout work complete.  We had 3 rows added up the wall, and if you're really observant, you can see the plumber was hard at work, too.  We now have a vanity, faucet, and toilet.  All we need now is running water!  :) Building on Love - Marble Tub SurroundBuilding on Love - Marble Tub Surround


In case you're interested- we used polished marble subway tile, from Lowes.  There was quite a bit of variation from box to box, so our tile installer made sure to open a few boxes and mix and match the colors.  He did a wonderful job creating this variation in shades ranging from stark white to a very dark gray.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

April updates

Another month has come & gone!  I'm more than ready for spring!  Interior finishing is going very quickly now.  Here are a few pictures from earlier this week.  The cabinets are about 85% complete- they just need the arch over the sink, crown molding, and hardware.

Building on Love - April updates
 
Tons more pics after the jump!