Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Ok only a few more of the BAH

Have I mentioned that I really, really, really love my floors? I was going to stain them, but at last minute decided that they looked really cool and all authentic like, being "raw". Sooo.....And here is our completed fireplace. However, yesterday, Todd put the shelves in the bookshelves, so now it looks even more move-in ready!

Ok, so I was trying to get all creative like on my kitchen counters, and I am NOT liking the results. I think I may have the painters just go full on black! Interestingly, they were once black, then I had them paint them brown so I could do a "treatment" on them, and now... ummm... back to black please! I wanted the orange of the dining room to come through and be carried over into the kitchen.
We have our appliances in the kitchen, although they are quite smudgy at the moment. Susan, will this be sufficient for our retreat cooking? I have been getting back in the mode to start thinking toward art retreats! Now, we have a place to actually sleep!
Oh, and I had this mantle over the fireplace made specifically for a big ol' family portrait. Todd thought it was for him to set his beer on when he was cooking. He was sadly mistaken! And peek inside the edges of the mantle... they are the exact size Todd needs for his spices for easy access when he is cooking.
You've seen it a lot, but here's another view of Todd's ManCave! See that window? It is a pocket window which means it slides all the way into the wall for FULL access to bloody marys through the window when outside.
I am working on Todd letting me change this stupid, expensive fixture. I picked it,but think it is more suited for a vessel sink (that sits atop the counter.) It is too tall for a sunken sink. I want the same one, but shorter.
This is the 1/2 bath's chandelier, and matches the "nest" one in the dining room exactly.
Have I showed you my floors in my art room? I LOVE black and white, and well, I think checks are overdone, so I went with STRIPES! Gotta admit... it's different!
And I now have my hardware on the drawers, but the drawers themselves need some serious cleaning!
My two little monkeys are LOVING the art room so far. Know why? Because I am in there!
And where mama goes, there goes the party! The countdown is on. I'd say not this weekend but next!!

Mo

18 comments:

connie said...

i love the pics you have took so far i love the kitchen the appicances look so pretty and the man cave well its got it looks i love it and i cant wait to see your art room when u get all your stuff in there i love the black and white stripped floor so cool. i will be coming to your art retreat i so cant wait. cant wait to see more of the BAH when u get all moved in. the girls look like they are loving the new home. i know you cant wait to get moved in once and for all.. cant wait to see more pics..

Melanie Christian said...

I'm loving the pictures of the new house! Your fireplace is GIGANTIC!!! I didn't realize how big it was until I saw Ellie standing in front of it. WOW! I love the floors in your art room, too. You guys are doing a great job on everything. I wish I could build my dream house one day!

Sandy said...

looove it and love the kitchen cabinets the way they are. you are soo unique.

Tammy said...

I'm loving the pics of your new BAH! It has Mo written all over its, funky and cute! And that fireplace in the living room! I can already see your 100' Christmas tree in there, lol. And Todd, I'd hang out in that man cave! Hugs from Fort Worth!

tricia said...

I'm so excited for you all. I hope this BAH is everything and more!! LOVE the pics!

Amy K said...

Absolutely gorgeous! All your floors look amazing.
Ellie looks like an ant infront of you BAF(Fireplace). :)
Happy Friday and Happy Weekend!!
Blessings...

Amy said...

I am LOVING the BAH!! I wish I could come live with you guys! Everything looks amazing. I'm thinking you should leave the mantle for Todd's beer. lol

SamC said...

I really like the kitchen cabinets and I agree on the fixture for the sink. I love that fixture, but, it needs to be shorter.

I am so excited for ya'll!!

Zhohn said...

Love everything about the new house! Can't wait until ya'll are moved in and we see pics of the girls in their beds. ;)

Lisa said...

I love the new house (haven't posted on here in a while!!). Is the black and white floor some kind of special treatment? (like painted concrete?)

Maggie said...

Strips, and knobs, and turquoise, HOORAY! I always love when I see there is a BAH update because your choices are so fun and playful. I am DYING over the green tiles behind your stove. LOVE LOVE LOVE! You make me look forward to building/remodeling my 'someday house!'

MaryH said...

Ummm, I like the kitchen cabinets they way they are now - very different and unique and solid black is so expected. I'm just sayin'.......everything is gorgeous and when is the first art retreat?

Susantwilhelm said...

Oh gurl! The kitchen is fantabulous!!!!! I can't wait to get in there!

Kim said...

Someone quick ~ hand me a rag ~ I need to wipe the drool that just leaked as I look at these absolutely gorgeous BAH pictures!! So happy for ya'll, the new house look's amazing ~ just perfect!! You always say how little Ellie is ~ but I cannot believe how miniature she look's in front of that HUGE fireplace! I also love the sink faucet, but agree it is too tall. Cannot wait to hear more on the art retreat ~ hoping I can make it down!!

Cathy said...

Mo, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the cabinets. I think they look amazing. I don't think I could paint over them... ever.

rjpotter said...

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE your art room!!!:-)

I love seeing your pics of the BAH. You have a great talent!

Lori Curran said...

WOW! Your house is looking gorgeous. I love how you've personalized every room and really given each one it's own character, yet they all tie in beautifully! I absolutely love homes (any shape or size) that do not look straight "off the rack". Hang in there - you'll be settled before you know it and making new memories!

Lori in Oregon

bakersdozen said...

Love those floors!! What type of wood are they?