Archive for September, 2008

We have walls!

We have walls this week! It is really starting to look like a house now. We have a long way to go but the kitchen and bathroom are really starting to take shape. Everything is so dusty and our allergies are terrible this week. What a mess! Anyway, trim will continue this week, plus floor will be installed. Really, Andrew is waiting on me for my tile decisions so he can finish our guest bathroom. I have been working so much it has been difficult trying to get tile finalized. Jed has been meeting with Andrew to get things moving this past week – Thanks Jed! Hopefully I will have all tile picked out and purchased by tomorrow. 🙂

Kitchen walls – pantry opening on left side.

Guest bath


Jeff Andrews Design

Enjoy some interior design photos from Jeff Andrews Design.


New Electric and Plumbing!

Very exciting – we have all new electric wiring and plumbing in the house, along with inspection cleared! We are very excited, plus our house is much more safe. As I have written before, our house was not up to code on the electric. We had to add all new panels and change over everything, which we knew when we bought the house. See the photos below. The empty red box on the left was the original wiring (not safe) from the 1930’s. Anyway, next week we can start getting the walls up and floors in place. It may start to look like a house soon. I will keep you posted!

P.S. Our home phone is still out (waiting on AT&T for the 3rd time!), however, they did get our DSL working so we can work on the computer :).

Here is a photo of the kitchen and guest bath with the new plumbing and electric added. What a mess!

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Different wall coverings

It is getting to the point where I must make the design decisions for the walls in the kitchen and bathroom. The plumbers and electricians should be finished by the end of this week (let’s hope!), therefore, Andrew said we need to decide on our wall coverings. Where is tile going vs. paint, or wall coverings vs. tile? The best wall coverings I have seen are from Phillip-Jeffries. You can view samples in Dallas at their showroom or you can order these online. Since wallpaper is making a comeback, I think these would be great options for a bathroom or study. Check out some these yummy wall coverings below. They are washable too! Have a great Labor Day!

Lemon Juicy Jute

Pink Cotton Candy

Beige woven leather

Elephant Mosaic

Champagne Quilted