Thursday, July 2, 2009

getting to that point...

where moving sounds fun!

we must be coming to the end of this dramatic process they call building. the building part has been wonderful. we have had all of our dreams come true, which mainly means there are white cupboards in the kitchen and subway tile abounding in the house. but then the freakish incident with the neon green paint and juan the painter, well, some stories are better left untold. but there is a slight chance you may need sunglasses to enter the kids playroom :) my bonus room glows, sigh.

here is what we have thus far folks:

the room where the girls will dwell. complete with willy wonka closets and doors to match. and don't worry, there is some vintage wall paper coming to help with the brightness of the robins egg blue.


this is a wood burning fire place, where you burn wood. and you have to chop your neighbors trees down for this wood because they haven't bought their lot yet and they don't know nothin' about it.
this is the bay window that is quite possibly on my top ten thousand favorite things about our house. "winds of love" has plans for each window section, a holiday tree for each panel.

this is the entry that makes my heart pitter pat. sometimes the redhead and i sit and stare at it for a long time. i love the wood staircase and can see dance dresses flowing down it with the redhead and his shot gun waiting at the bottom. aye. the poor girls will have lovely entrances for dance dates.......i can't verify that the exit will be so lovely ;) the bathrooms make me want to dance. i love the subway tile, the round tile on the floor, the claw foot tub and the vanities. i just want to live in the bathrooms......
you see, i was not joking about juan and my neon paint. but, i am learning to be laid back. paint can be changed and juan, well, i did choose the color. anyway, i hope the brightness of this room will get their creative engines running. and there is a lovely toy box there under the window that will make this mother very happy. there are 4 of those midget closets in this room, it took a lot of convincing to get those mind you.
to the left you see an 8 by 8 foot island. the cabinet people let me know it was the biggest island they had ever installed and i don't think they were giving a compliment. the entire thing is functional and there is a lovely overhang for eating. there is a 6 foot book case on one side that makes my antique cake stands happy to live with me. the black leather granite slab will be here soon. oh and the floors? oh mercy. sometimes i have to pick myself up from those floors because i love them so. only 3 bedrooms will have carpet because i smooth talked s.mac into a whole house with wood. i told him we would never ever ever have to replace it, ever. it is the real deal and that made him happy.
the chimney that goes all the way up, from bottom to top makes me smile. none of this square on the back of your house for your gas box of a fireplace. no siree, we will be burning dead apple trees. and thanks to all of you who do use gas, i don't feel so bad polluting the air now.
the end, at least until more progress is made.

11 comments:

emily ballard said...

Beautiful house! I still want to come see it in real life sometime.

kate said...

it's looking so lovely! how exciting, i especially love your tile!

Ashley J. McFarlane said...

Oh wow! I'ts soo lovely Heidi, it's coming along so nicely since we saw it last. I love everything about it!

Lisa Lou said...

Heidi I love the bathrooms!! The tile is absolutely fabulous! The fireplace, the wood floors. Way to go you guys. You are officially real people. Actually when you took on all the student loans that puts you up there with real people. I can't wait to see you living in the new house!!

The Ballard's said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR FILLING MY CRAVING. I HAVE BEEN DIEING TO SEE EVEN JUST A GLIMPS:) LOVE IT.

Paige M. said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT Heid!

Roberta said...

You will have to have a house warming party! It is beautiful. The floors are gorgeous.

Kristy said...

Lovely, Heidi. Just Lovely! I can't wait to see the vintage wallpaper for the girls' room. I can sense it is going to be awesome.

Eva said...

thanks for the tour--I hope we keep in touch enough to be able to visit--

Brooke said...

what can i say.....immaculate taste. i love it.

Erin said...

i'm coming to utah in one week. i might be one of those people who unlawfully walks through your empty finished house. maybe leave the doors unlocked for me.