Two steps forward, ten back--that pretty much defines the remodeling process. The decisions are extra tricky because I must think ahead about the decor. It's hard to choose paint colors, finishes, and fixtures when I'm not 100% certain about the ranch's eventual style--or colors--yet it's part of the process. If my GC had to wait for me to decide, the house would be shrouded in cobwebs.
Since I've been house bound, I've bought a few items online. That can be a crap shoot. I bought slipcovers for the dining chairs.
Next, I ordered two bird mirrors that were on sale. One arrived shattered, and the company dispatched another right away and told me to ditch the box. A bird's tail was broken on the second mirror, but Bandy said he can glue it.
Sconces arrived, too, but I'm not sure if they are keepers.
These items were bought for the Master Bath, mainly because I want to keep my options open. I'd like to see how the mirrors look with the old and "new" sconces.
I decided to buy the bird and twig mirror because it echoed the twiggy wallpaper.
Bandy isn't fond of the paint color in his room, but we have a little time. I like the color, but it's his room. Me, I think the fan needs updating. We'll see. (The draperies have been removed, covered, and stored for safekeeping.)
Below, you can see the white oak flooring in a small guest room.
This is the Jack 'n Jill bath that connects to Bandy's room.
A peek at the kitchen cabinets. Still haven't chosen hardware, but that decision can wait until the room shapes up a bit.
Note: All of these cabinets will have doors. I am putting open shelves in the laundry room, though.
Love the beadboard ceiling and cedar shake on the porch. Last week, I selected an exterior trim color while I was sick as a cat, so I hope it will be okay (BM White Dove).
The plan is to run the cedar shake on the porch, then see if I want to continue it on the wings.
I'll also need to decide about the windows--four in each wing. They are plate glass, not insulated; if I don't replace them before I move, chances are I will never do it. We've already replaced a few windows with Simpson doors (below), and I love how they look. Next week, they'll be primed with BM White Dove.
A heap of gardening awaits. Looking forward to it.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Your well wishes have really cheered me up.