It’s official – we have given notice to the landlord… I have written the LAST rent check!
We started the month like this… pretty scary – it was insulation day. We insulated the barn/shop ourselves, but we hired it out for the small house. We used Columbia Crawlspace, and I highly recommend them. EVERY nook and cranny has been covered with a hard spray foam – 1 inch on the vertical walls in the living spaces, which are then covered with the normal bat insulation. The roof/attic space as well as the crawl space underneath are spray foamed with the hard coating at 3 inches thick. The temperature between the attic and the crawl spaces is said to not vary more that 4 degrees than whatever we set the thermostat on in the house. SWEET + no critters/bugs coming in thru the cracks!
Take that Lady Bug Nation!
Next was drywall day! Woohoo! We were both a little intimidated about how we might feel after there were WALLS in the small house. Would it be too small? Would the ceiling lines be too cut up? Would everything close in on us? It did not. Thank Goodness, in fact it looked more open after I/we put on 1 coat of primer and 2 coats of paint – all white of course – because white makes everything seem bigger, (like your butt and your legs)…
Then the light guys came back and put in all of our sweet fixtures with copper to carry out the theme from the outside in. Most of them are custom from fine crafts-people on Etsy. The materials are mostly oil rubbed bronze and raw copper.
Above – is oil rubbed bronze reading lights in the bedroom.
Custom wall sconces for the eating nook on either side of the window.
Single wall sconce over sink with bronze and raw copper.
Another view of the eating nook with the sconces mounted.
Next is the flooring. It is 4 inch walnut, tongue and groove throughout… right now it is “curing,” but installation starts tomorrow! I am soooooo excited to see this beautiful wood go down.
The bathroom is the last INTIMIDATING project – tile, ugh – it should be fine, (according to YouTube), but whew, making tile stick to the ceiling seems a little daunting.
And so here we are… 30 days from sleeping in a new bed, in a new house.
Don’t worry, it won’t be finished, so there will be more updates as we put up the rails on the porches, trim out the doors and windows, put together and install the kitchen cabinets… the list goes on.
Below is where we were a year ago, and where we are now!