blogging our home building process

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Earlene Kay

We are taking  the week off from the blog to celebrate the life of my mom who went home to be with the Lord on Saturday morning.  She loved everyone and smiled all the time.  She was mom not just to my sisters and I but to countless others.  I will miss our walks in the mountains together and our shared love for creation.

Mynatt Park, Gatlinburg TN 2010

somewhere in TN

Thanksgiving 2011

Mom, I love you and already miss you. You were my friend, my hiking partner, my adviser and above all, you loved me unconditionally.

We are planting a tree in your honor at Deeradise.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Another Week Closer...

This week continued with lots of work inside.  The kitchen floor had to get partially laid so that the kitchen cabinets could get installed.  The cabinets are hickory and the flooring is an oak.

awesome little bar area - love the hemlock but it's actually just a support and will be covered with the granite counter top; the cool log however, will stay in place :)

the little bar area is kind of a reverse bar - the stools will be facing the dining room so that you can be enjoying the views out the dining room windows.

The cedar logs arrived for the living room and loft ceilings and the spare bedroom.  All of the interior railing was also put up.

This week we also picked out the granite counter tops for the kitchen and they should be arriving in another week or so.  We searched all over for a piece of stone to use as the counter top in the upstairs bath and finally found one at Acme.  We also ordered a large slab of wood to serve as the master bath counter top.
will cut down to size for the upstairs bath counter top.  this should look great with the rock sink!

hickory bathroom cabinet in upstairs bath

cedar logs installed on loft ceiling

picture is kind of dark - but this is the spare bedroom with 2 cedar logs on the ceiling

spare bedroom ceiling character log

the other spare bedroom character ceiling log
The tiles were being laid out for installation in the master bath.  The shower floor tile was laid last week and the rest of the tile should be finished this next week.

master bath

also used hickory cabinets in master bath

tiled shower floor

And finally, we have the hand crafted barn doors for the master bedroom I've been so anxious for!  We love them!  We know not everyone wants a barn for a bedroom but this is our house and we get to do what we want! :)

door to the walk-in closet in MBR

doors for the other closet - they are on a sliding track so the doors can bypass one another

doors can slide either way, just like real barn doors!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Interior Progress!

The trees are now barren and Deeradise shines through the trees now to all who pass by.  I think curtains or shutters are going to be a priority once we get moved in...which is just around the corner.  We are hoping to be in for Christmas.

The rock guys from Castone finished the capstone on the front pillars.  We are very happy with the look of the stone!

The hand hewn spruce log that has been sitting in our garage since April finally found its resting spot in between the living area, kitchen and dining area.  In addition, the bar lights were hung in the kitchen and the laundry room got some paint.

These are mason jar pendant lights so the jars will be one of the last things installed to prevent breakage.

laundry room

Hemlock timbers were mounted on the master bedroom and master bath ceilings which also were painted. Almost all of the heavy lifting/mounting is done - we are still waiting on the living room/loft ceiling logs and the front bedroom ceiling logs.

Master Bedroom

Master bath

Master Bath

The temporary stairs got thrown outside and the beautiful permanent hemlock stairs were laid in its place.

A lot of interior trim was put up, doors were installed and all of the painting was completed.  We used d-log for the trim in the loft around the doors and windows.  It looks sweet!  We used rough cut for the top band.  The stain takes differently to the varying types of wood we've used so the color varies, but we think it looks great!  The contrast really makes it pop!

trim boards installed - they are out of rough cut wood

handcrafted door for the upstairs bath linen closet

accent logs were also stained in the same color as trim work

door to walk in storage closet upstairs

handcrafted door to the attic

attic door stained, installed and looking sweet!

Light fixtures were installed upstairs.  These really make the place look different.  We opted to use mason jar lights for the majority of the lights in the house and we are quite pleased with the way they look!

sconces next to picture window in loft

This beautiful Lucky 7 chandelier came from the talented J.D. Clark  in Norman, OK.

Lucky 7

Lucky 7 - a view from below

This awesome bucket light is from Lighting Universe

This gorgeous 5 jar mason jar pendant came from Pottery Barn

5 jar pendant
The office was stained; the ceiling fan got installed and the desk light was put up. 

Handcrafted closet doors - these will get stained

Awesome rustic fan!

Desk light - this is a mason jar pendant light which again will be put on last minute to avoid breakage
The spare bedroom had interior trim put up as well the d-log trim around the doors and window.

Some of the faceplates were put on the light switches upstairs.  We are using western themed plates in the bedrooms and bath and then using wildlife plates for the loft.

Finally, the upstairs bath got it's faux paint job and we are quite pleased with how it turned out.  It still needs trim work but we are quite happy with it and think it's going to work great for the western theme!

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