Tuesday, July 22, 2008

CREEK HOUSE UPDATE

Guess where I am standing? Right! I'm at the Creek House! Here's what I saw today.

Look how good the mortar wash is looking. It is such a relief to get rid of that tacky brick! This just makes the whole house look better.

Can you tell that the mortar wash is darker here? It is sort of hard to see. But, this will be the accent color on the house.

The beams are going up inside the den and dining room. I watched them put one of them up and it scared me just seeing them...so I got out of there, and left it to the experts. It takes about 6 of them, and they are up so high...not fun.

Another view of the outside. The heat index here today is 105! I know they are burning up. But, inside, it is even hotter!

They are painting inside and I am so loving the colors. They are very calm and soothing...which can only be a positive around our house!

Our builder says all is coming along as it should...no glitches so far. I must admit that I did kind of cause a little bump in things yesterday. It was planned to paint all the cabinets in the house the same greeny-grayish color. And I like that, BUT, when I realized that it was going to be in my closet, too....I just thought it would be too dark. They have already painted the drawer fronts, but had not painted the room yet, so I had them change it. They will just have to repaint the drawer fronts and they spray those, so maybe they won't talk about me too bad! I also had them add a chandelier in my closet over the island. That was an easy fix.

Can't believe it is all coming together so quickly....after so many years of waiting and planning. We are blessed to be able to do this and all thanks go to God for allowing us to experience this joy! But, I still have miles to go in sorting through this house...you just collect a lot of junk in 30 years! I better get back to work!

15 comments:

Jan and Tom's Place said...

WOW, this house is looking AWESOME!!! I love the wash (2-tone) on the brick!!

PTL!! He is good...all the time!!

~Blessings,
Jan

Lynne said...

I can't believe how fast the house is going up. You'll be in there before you know it.

I'm so anxious to see pictures when it's all finished.

Dona said...

It is amazing!!! It is so exciting to see your home going up where there was only dirt before- we are all so blessed! I know what you mean about it being so hot inside- ours seems to be about 20 degrees warmer upstairs- I was afraid our floor man was going to get too hot- it bothers me.
By the way- cute shoes in that first picture!

andi said...

We drove by last weekend...looks great! Love it girl...

elizabeth embracing life said...

Oh I am sure that they won't talk about you to terribly. What an amazing house. God is truly full of fantastic blessings. We are in our new house and I am sure the builders have said a few things under their breath, but never once showed any kind of discontent with us. Can't wait to see more updates as progress continues.

Jillian, Inc. said...

I'm so very excited for you. It does seem from what you write that things are moving along very smoothly. Can't wait to see more....

elizabeth embracing life said...

Tonya, thanks for your last comment, prayers and support. My intention would never to speak ill will about any one person, but I am at a loss for knowing what to do. I am going to take your advice and speak with the family members, since they have already come to me. Again thanks so much. Blessings, Elizabeth

Ang baylis said...

I was going to tease you, but thought I better not. :) I am SO SO happy for you guys, Tonja! It's going to be beautiful! Hope you didn't work too hard!
Love you, friend!
Angie xoxo

LivingTheLife said...

Ok...Tonja...the house is looking GREAT...it truly is beautiful and I am loving you sharing all the pictures and how you have helped me with figuring out some things about our new home endeavor....BUT...let's forget about that... for now one moment...please...I just want to KNOW one thing...WHERE?...OH WHERE did you get those shoes??...I LOVE them...and shoes are a priority...you DO know that! I must find some of those...they look comfy...and too cute...to boot! Please don't tell me you got them years ago...on clearance!

Blessings...
Teresa

P.S. You know I am really more excited about the house...but those shoes...well...they are calling me!

justabeachkat said...

Okay...I must admit, just like Teresa, the first thing I noticed was the shoes in the first photo. Isn't tht too funny. But, seriously...tell all.

The house is really coming along quickly and is looking so good. I'd love to see it sometime.

Hugs!
Kat

nancygrayce said...

Oh, I must see a picture of your closet....an island in the closet. I want one!!! The house is just beautiful.

Musicaljean said...

I just realized my comment did not publish last evening. Blogger went on the fritz right as I hit publish. So let's see... what was it I said???

I think I said that I am living my dreams through you as I watch your house being built. And also, I just love those shoes!

Deedra said...

Wow! That is just breathtaking! I can't wait to see the finished product!

Sherrie said...

I can't wait for our Christmas Party!!! Everything looks great and those shoes are too cute!!!!

He Knows My Name said...

cute shoes. beautiful house. here in michigan we just keep the brick look. i love the mortar wash. is it thick or thin like paint? the color is fabulous.

~janel