Dianne's Creative Table

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Mighty Big Changes!

As usual, things are not moving as fast as I would like, but we have had some big things going on here. The framers worked on the porch.  It only took a few days to go from this....
Too this...

I am so excited.  It is beginning to look like a finished house! 
Chris and his Dad put in this great curved sidewalk. 
We are going to stain the brick around the dormers to match the old brick.  We wanted to paint, but we can't.  Our old brick has holes and we were told it would look like polka dots. 

This is the view from the front porch and it is why we decided to screen the front instead of building a porch on the back.  Chris and his Dad layed the pavers on the porch too.  
On the inside, there have also been subtle, but important changes.  The tent around the island...
Is gone! that's not really subtle, to me that's HUGE!
The edge has been routed 
and the cracks and knotholes have been filled with copper.
The over and under cabinet lights have been installed.
As well as the under counter lights in the pantry
Shelves are built to house my collection of chargers. I still have to pick the trim and then they will be painted. 

Just some punch list items left to finish.  
I want to give a big shot out to my sweet husband who works his regular job all day and then comes home and install lighting, towel bars, sidewalks, shutters, etc, etc, etc.!  Without him, this 10 month project would have taken 20 months.  I it so wonderful to have a handy hubby.  


  1. Oh wow, love the porch and the island, it is amazing.

  2. Wow -- I love the pavers on the porch and the sidewalk! You are really lucky to have such talented menfolks.

    You could probably do a mortar wash on your brick, if you decide down the road that you want it lighter. That could fill holes and make it a different color. Just guessing?

    That island is a cook's dream! And you must have a lot of chargers!

  3. Oh, my, everything is coming along so well. How exciting to see plans become reality! LOVE your screened-in porch and that island will definitely come in handy for family get-togethers! Kudos to your husband for all his work and to you for all your vision. Can't wait to see the final reveal!! Rosie