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
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)
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.
Brandon and Tyler installed the mudroom lights,
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!!)