Thursday, August 2, 2012

Windows And Doors And Floors...Oh My!

Construction has been going on steadily at the house, but it's been awhile since I've had anything to show you other than wiring or plumbing. I did get one Facebook request for a wiring shot so here ya go:

sexy, sexy wiring in what used to be our guest bathroom

 On the more exciting and tangible progress front, we got all of our doors and windows put up in the addition! 

The doors from the living room to the screened porch. 

The inspiration for the doors came from this photo that I found on pinterest:

You'll note that the transom above the door in the inspiration photo has this neat diamond and crossbar pattern on it.  All of our transoms in the addition will have the same kind of pattern (custom designed for us by the talented and lovely Karen).  The little window cross bar thingies (technical term!) just haven't arrived yet.
 Windows In The Dining Area

Astute readers will note that these are NOT the historically accurate four-over-one type windows that you find in the rest of our house.

An example of our authentic Craftsman four-over-one windows.

I wasn't thrilled about the change because I am very committed to making the new addition look as much like it belongs with the older part of the house as possible.  But it turns out that the new modern windows are just too skinny to support the four-over-one style, and sometimes sacrifices have to made in the name of practicality.  This is one of those times.  I still think it will look spiffy, especially when we finally get the window cross bar thingies in on the transoms.

 Bonus photo of the new windows and doors from the screened porch area, included because I thought it looked kewl.
Also on the agenda this week was subfloor removal and replacement in the master bedroom and the old blue/junk room.  I can tell you, it was somewhat shocking to walk into the house and see this:

Oh noes!  Someone stole my floor!

This floor theft sponsored by coca cola, the preferred soft drink of floor thieves everywhere.

Luckily as the week progressed, the subfloors came back and all was right with the world.

Sub Floor: The Triumphant Return

Sub Floor 2: Plywood Strikes Back

That's about it, except for this extra special bonus!  The builders found this creepy old mirror wayyyy up underneath the crawlspace of our house:

Can it see dead people?

I haven't seen it yet in person, but the hubby says it's about the size of a large medicine cabinet.  I want to clean the sucker up and use it somewhere in the least that's what the mirror voices are telling me to do...

That's it for this installment from the Slanty Shanty.  Tune in over the next couple of weeks for some really cool designs posts, including a narrative of our awesome trip to Stanton Home Furnishings.


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    1. Yeah, now the trick do I clean it up and make it look less like a portal for lost souls?

  2. You couldn't find a sexier wiring shot than that? Show me some speakers!

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    1. LOL...I will see what I can do...

  4. Take a look at the windows at the dining area. Putting curtains or draperies with floral design on those windows would make it SO lovely. Besides that, putting a cornice would give an added luxury for the entire room. Why don't you try it?

    Roxie Tenner

  5. Judging by the pictures, those windows are perfectly installed. What I like most among all those windows, probably, same with Roxie, would be the windows in the dining area. Heed Roxie's advice, Chris! Put some floral curtains on those windows! :) It's okay though if you don’t, they look beautiful just the way they are, anyway.

    Kylee Groves

  6. Those windows are great! I wonder how it looks like now. I’m sure you have added curtains and valances to make it more pleasing to the eye! Sheer ruffle curtains are my favorites for my kitchen windows. How about you?

    Katie Nicoll

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