here is what has been happening at my new house lately:
there was more work on the front retaining wall. the wall will be about 4 feet high on the front of the house, and will continue on the side of the driveway.
the BIG news is that the painters started!
we planned on painting the house ourselves, but the whole TIME vs. money thing was not going to work in our favor if we spent 3 weeks painting. since we kept the colors simple, and we don't have any crown molding or additional trim, we were able to hire a crew to paint the house for us.
the VERY freshly painted bonus room. as you can see, the paint hasn't even dried yet!
once the walls were primed, they sprayed the trim.
the girls bath.
the doors, already painted and wrapped to prevent over spray from the walls and trim.
on the main floor, they had to completely cover the floors and the cabinets.
there is still a LOT to do on the back retaining wall. our original plan was to build a concrete and rock wall, but time and money were running short, so we changed to plan B...
these large metal cages called gabians....they will be filled with stone, and stacked on top of each other to create the retaining wall in the back. each cage is wired to all of the surrounding cages, so it is super sturdy.
we plan on getting some type of vine to cover the cages....right now, we are thinking of using creeping fig, but i need to do a little more research before i commit.
a look at the painted walls.
the color on the walls is actually the "official" ceiling color, so it doesn't look
GREAT with the grey in the marble here, but i will eventually paint the walls.
more finished paint.
i also dropped off this vintage lantern to get rewired. if anyone lives in salt lake, the BEST place to go is the lamp company, on 7th east, just across from liberty park. they have rewired several lamps for me, and they do a fabulous job, and are always affordable. i got this lantern rewired and got a replacement canopy for around $60. the man who fixed it said it was at least 70 years old. it will hang in my girls bathroom.
*if you follow me in instagram, then you have already seen the picture of the lantern, and you ALSO know that i am about a week behind in posting about my homes progress. this week i will be posting TWO construction progress posts to catch up! it is breathtaking what has happened in the last 5 days!
our target move in time is the first week of may, so things are moving fast!