Sunday, August 6, 2017

let there be light

Now that we actually have some progress to speak of,
I figured it was time for a house update.

As a reminder,
at the time of my last post
all ceilings and walls were primed 
and ceilings were painted,
but the only walls that were painted
were Brandon's.

we've got color on the walls in the boys' room also
(PPG Tornado - same as in Brandon's room)
as well as in the playroom
(PPG color matched Sherwin William's Waterscape @ 60%)
and living room / dining room / kitchen,
and the pantry and mudroom
PPG color matched Valspar Clothesline Fresh @40%)


We've got oh, probably 20-25% of the receptacles (outlets) installed 
and several light switches.

My dad came down Friday and Saturday
and finished up getting the breaker box set up,
and did the wiring of 3-way switches
which is much trickier than regular switches
and required more talking to himself than usual ;-)
and helped Tyler and Brandon install the final door.

Jeannie came with him on Saturday
and helped me paint the second coat in the playroom.
(My friend, Eva, had come earlier in the week 
and painted the first coat with me,
so that room's had a lot of love already :-)

The most exciting progress though,
aside from the fact that we
 finally picked our main color
(and painted it everywhere it goes except the entryway)
is lights!!

Tyler and I spent about 3 hours at Lowe's Friday night 
and came home with
lights for all of the closets,
two lights for the mudroom
(one of which I love so much, 
it makes me squeal and smile every time I see it!)
and all but one of the ceiling fans we still needed
(actually we still need 2 - we'd forgotten
 that we wired the office/music room for a fan too - oops)

We've installed several can lights over the past week;
the only ones left are the kitchen  and dining rooms
which weren't installed
because Miss Picky wasn't happy with the ceiling's paint job yet.
The 4th (or maybe it was the 5th?) coat 
(applied at 9:30 last night)
did the trick,
so we'll get those put in this week.

Friday night
Brandon and Tyler installed  the mudroom lights,
and Saturday
they installed
all of the closet lights,
the front porch fans and over the door light,
and the absolutely perfect living room ceiling fan/light

It's all very exciting!!

(Tyler and Brandon went out while I was finishing typing up this post 
and finished up the kitchen and dining room can lights!
I nixed the installation of the pendant lights, though,
for fear of bumping heads and breaking the lights
during the remainder of the construction
especially flooring installation
which should begin before long!!)


  1. Wow, so pretty! So exciting! I'm really happy for you and can't wait to see more.

  2. It's all coming together now, so exciting for you all.

  3. Wowza! Things are coming along so beautifully!!!


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