As promised, lots of pictures with this update. We’ve been hard at work and have lots to show you!
Our long-awaited garage door was finally installed! The installation team did a great job, even when we weren’t quite sure that the rod holding up the garage door opener was going to fit (it did, but by less than an inch!). While we are very grateful for the “frankendoor” that G. Little Construction provided on a temporary basis, we love seeing the almost-finished exterior!
We have painted the entire house… some areas more than others! We had a “blooming” issue with the paint in the suites. Another coat was enough to fix the issue in two of the suites, but the Eagle suite just had to be difficult. We even stumped the experts at Behr (who have been really helpful, by the way!). This is an in-progress picture of the second coat of Kilz over the initial coats. Two additional topcoats have been applied – and if the pattern holds, any blooming would be evident tomorrow. Cross your fingers we don’t see anything!
The giant kitchen island is complete and the cement board is in place ready for the concrete countertop project. All of the hanging cabinets are in place, as well as the wall cabinets (cooktop will be in the middle) and the double oven cabinet on the right. The refrigerator belongs in the gap on the left, and the sink/dishwasher will be on the island. The backsplash tile arrived, and while the color tint may be a bit off here, it’s a perfect complement to the wall color.
We gave a little preview of this on FaceBook, but here’s the whole series. What you can’t see very well is that Mike is behind/under the stairs in each of the in-progress shots – he’s a real trooper! We can’t thank him (and Rachel, our photographer!) enough for staying late and getting these done with us. We will put a protective poly coat on these to make sure they stay in such great shape. The hand railings are on order – here’s hoping those come in on time!
For our deer fans… we still have fairly steady visits from a pair of deer. These two are smart – we actually found one of them INSIDE our garage calmly eating apples out of a bucket. We managed to capture this picture as one was heading in… needless to say, we’re a little more cautious about leaving our garage door open now! Sadly, the orchard season is just about over, so we expect these gals to be moving on soon.
On those very long days we are working… or when a project just isn’t turning out quite right… we don’t have to look far for some inspiration. This was taken from the main deck as a rain squall was approaching near sunset. Love the colors, and especially love how the water is perfectly calm on the Port Gamble side and agitated near us.
We are hopeful you can enjoy this with us someday soon!