Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Cedar Loft - Update #5

There’s really not as much to share in an update this week, at least not anything that’s very exciting, or changes that you can actually see. Well, Jason did finish hanging the last piece of barn siding on the walls on Sunday evening and we finished painting it all that evening too. That is something to celebrate anyway! Here’s just an overview of the room (this is the kitchen/living room area) all painted:

And now you can tell a little bit more about the bathroom with the interior walls in place:

Because of the slope in this corner of the bathroom where the sink and vanity will be located not leaving room for anything but a mirror, we had to have some type of alternative lighting on the wall beside it. We found this light in the outdoor section and I love it here! It looks black, but it’s actually rubbed bronze, so it coordinates with the others that I spray painted the “rusty” color.

There’s good news and bad news about the flooring. The bad news: that particular flooring that I had picked out has been discontinued (this happened just since the time I picked it out a few months ago and the clerk told me they “always” had it). :(  The good news: we ARE going to be able to have the flooring company lay the floor (they gave us a really good price). And they found something that I like just as much, possibly even a little better (because it isn't as glossy) . It still has rustic appeal. Here’s the new flooring:

They are scheduled to lay the floor on Saturday, possibly even starting it Friday evening. We won’t lose time because if we were doing it, it would have taken us longer than them. While they’re laying flooring, we will be staining trim and cabinets downstairs.

That brings me to my next part of the update. Last night we made a trip to Lowes and this was a biggie trip. We had the truck bed and trailer loaded down! This is stuff for the cabinets, countertop, trim work, kitchen sink, and finishing out the bar area.

This week Joy and I will be staining LOTS of trim. We will have cabinets to paint. And speaking of cabinets to paint, I changed my mind on the cabinet color. Let’s see if you can guess what color I chose……

If you guessed red, then you would be correct. I just can’t help myself…..I love that color. It makes me happy. And you know Jason doesn’t go for painting the cabinets in the kitchen, but in here, he didn’t care what I chose. He left it totally up to me, so I took full advantage and just went bold! So I will have red cabinets, a red table, and a checked red couch! I’m doing the happy dance!  :)

I found another wonderful greenish/brownish color that we will be incorporating in some way, possibly the doors, and maybe even into the bar area. So here’s the color scheme:

Actually this red is in question.....while at Lowes last night we tried another sample because this one tended to have pinkish hues......the finally decision will be made today after we try it over oak.

We tried out several samples of stains to see which coordinated best with our colors and tin ceiling.

My hubby is going to love the fact that  put a picture on here of him all sweaty!  Shh!

 We finally decided on Provincial, which is in the 2nd one over counting from Joy's end.  Here it is with some of the other colors.

Next week’s update should make a huge difference with flooring, and maybe even some of the cabinetry installed. Hopefully we will have a very productive weekend, but it’s going to be tough in this heat. We will be staining outside and it is supposed to be 103 degrees here today. Have I ever mentioned how much I really don’t like the heat? I am going to gladly welcome fall!

Thanks for stopping by! And thank you for the very sweet comments on little Sydney and Ellie, my two new nieces! I think we’re going to take a day off from working on The Cedar Loft next weekend to go plant some hugs and kisses on those two.

Have a great day! :)


Gettysburg Homestead said...

It's coming along quite nicely. I seem to remember a red issue in your kitchen too. LOL.


Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

You gotta love progress! I would love to be able to paint things. Mike-not so much......
And having the able assistance of your kids---priceless!

Paula said...

Tammy, it looks wonderful! I know by the look of all those boxes you still have a lot of work ahead of you, but things are really starting to come together! (Love the colors, too... they will look so good!)

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...


It's going to look awesome! Like you said, the flooring is going to make a HUGE difference.

I love you! 8!

God bless you!
Joy :D

Never So Simple said...

Looking good Tammy! Looking good! You and Jason always work so well together.


Annie said...

Oh wow! It is really coming along! I think the red cabinets will look great!

LynnMarie said...

I love red as will! Good choice and love the updates.

Bama said...

Wow, it's all coming together. It probably seems like it's taking a long time, but it seems pretty fast to me. Pretty soon, it will be finished and you'll wonder what things were like before you built it!
Keep up the good work!

Wendy/TheCozyYellowHouse said...

It is looking great Tammy, and its all coming together beautifully!! Maybr Cole and his bride to be will want to move in after all!! Can't wait to see the progress!!:0)

Melissa said...

You all are so handy! It looks great...

bettyj said...

Wow I love the cabinet color! You just can't go wrong with red, in my The flooring is nice too. Are you doing this as a guest house?

Shelley said...

I love that flooring you chose! Can't wait to see how it turns out!!