Saturday, January 17, 2009

Slow and Steady

Here's a little update on the house. We've been here about 3 weeks and it's great. We have hot water now, a closed up kitchen floor that's not a hole to the underworld anymore, and most importantly, internet. We've still have a lot of boxes to go through, but we've gone through enough to finally consolidate them all in one room (the "kitchen"), which means we can actually use the others! My old wood shop teacher from junior high came up on Wednesday and we signed a contract to get our cabinets done in the kitchen, which I'm extremely excited about. Finish date for the cabinets is Feb. 28, but he said more than likely he'll get them done sooner. It seems like a long time away, but I have a feeling it will go by quickly. I have yet to pick out the hardware for the cabinets, kitchen lights, or a faucet so I guess having some extra time is a good thing. The weather's been so nice lately that all I want to do is work in the yard, but I've have to make myself stay indoors instead and work on house.
The house is starting to feel more and more like home. Things are finding their places and the house is starting to take on our personality. It's all coming together!

The front entry with a great rug from Jose's dad, Javier.

The living room.

Another flea market find from Javier.

The dining room, looking into the living room. We still have paper on some of the hardwood floor to protect it. I can't wait til we don't need it anymore, though.

The front room/office. The oak desk is from my dad's workshop in Hollister. I love it.

My camera collection, finally displayed properly (thanks to Jose's great suggestion). Maybe I'll even use them more now that I'll have to look at them everyday!

The multi-purpose bathroom sink.

My garden table fits perfectly on the front porch.

The succulents also found a home on the porch.

A flea market find from Jose's dad. I need to find the right plant for it.

Hammering the final nails in the kitchen floor.


Molly said...

I love it! What are you doing Monday? Maybe I can come down and see it.

Chris said...

Even though I've seen your progress weekly, I can't get enough of it. Your house really is a home (even without a kitchen. It wasn't long ago that it didn't have a floor!) I agree with Molly, I love it too.

Amy Carter said...

awesome! i love all of javier's flea market finds. especially the wall plant-holder thingy.