The Project House – Construction Week 16

December 20th, 2013

Okay folks, things are getting REAL over here. After moving so slowly for the past 4 or so weeks, this past week has been kind of nuts. I’ve only seen Mr. Project a handful of hours, and I’m frantically shopping for final hardware, light fixtures, etc. Every hour seems like only a handful of minutes as we go full speed ahead on our last 4-6 weeks of the build.

I am now updating weekly as there will be tons to document each week. So here is the week 15 update. I’ll list all the links for the past updates at the end of this post if you want to see our progress over the last 4 months.

At the end of week 15, drywallers were feverishly finishing mudding the walls and texturing the ceilings. The siding guys were getting pretty fast but still had a few unfinished areas.

I mentioned the pine soffits in the open gables, and I was able to get a close-up shot this week:


These are all tongue and groove pine planks. They will be stained dark and weather sealed. This is one of my favorite features on the exterior. I just love how unique (for our area), and how much character and richness it will bring the front porch and the rear deck.

theprojectgirl_exterior_frontI love this side view, you can see the metal roofing, the pine soffits, and the garage features from here.


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The Project House – Construction Week 15

December 13th, 2013

It’s been a boring 3 weeks since my last update. The house feels like it’s been going at a snails pace – during this time, most of the work has been done on the outside.

Siding continued…


Board and batten over the garage door and in the breezeway that you can kind of see here:


The shingle roof and standing-seam metal roof made some serious progress.theprojectgirl_exterior2I’d say that’s getting pretty close to done on the front!



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Awesome Painted Floors

November 30th, 2013
Who doesn’t love the occasional painted floor? I think they look so beautiful and bring so much character  to a room.
My craft room has a cement floor. Originally, I was thinking engineered wood flooring. But then I thought about how awesome a painted floor would look in the space.
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