Overdue Update

A lot has happened since the last time I posted! It seems as if things happen so quickly now, that it’s getting harder and harder to keep up with the ol’ blog. That and the fact that I’ve just moved out of my apt, and I’m trying to keep up with my work, and I’m also doing house-related things in every spare minute of free time I have.

Anyway, here are a few updates on some little (big) details that have been coming together.

The kitchen cabinets are in:

Hazlenut flavored Maple
Hazlenut flavored Maple. Thanks to J&D Kitchens in Hagerstown!
Spice rack. Oh yeah.
Spice rack. Oh yeah.

And thanks to Kelly for spending hours with me, picking out the perfect lengths of cabinet pulls:

They won’t go in until the end, so they don’t get accidentally scratched. Thanks for lookin out, Tim!

Tim and Bruce got the mantle in place. It's a remenant from the J. Cooper Gallery. James used it for his checkout counter.
Tim and Bruce got the mantle in place. It's a remnant from the J. Cooper Gallery (now closed) in Shepherdstown. James used this piece of swamp maple for his checkout counter.
Another piece of this maple will be used for my breakfast bar.
Another piece of this maple will be used for my breakfast bar.
After many struggles, Bruce got my hearthstones set perfectly. Thanks for helping me decide, Julia!
After many struggles, Bruce got my PA Bluestone hearthstones set perfectly. Thanks for helping me decide, Julia!
Susie's been working on my window trim forever. This is the large Yellow Brick Bank window at the end of the house.
Susie's been working so hard on my window trim forever. This is the large Yellow Brick Bank window with the lower awning at the end of the house. They figured out a neat way to connect the two windows with the trim.
All the doors are hung, including the old doors from Sara Cree's house that Dad and I spent all winter stripping. The old doors add something special to the house.
All the doors are hung, including the old doors from the now dismantled Sara Cree's house in Shepherdstown. Dad and I spent all winter stripping these things. They really add something special to the house. I think that special thing might be "history".
another Sara Cree door and an old copper-washed hinge
another Sara Cree door and an old copper-washed hinge
My "attic" door. It's going in the hole above the kitchen.
My "attic" door. It's about 41/2-5 feet tall. Really neat. It's going in the hole above the kitchen.
Let's grab my new sweet handrail and head upstairs!
Let's grab my new sweet handrail and head upstairs! Oh, and maybe you've noticed that some of the walls are painted? Keith and Doug finished painting my great room and kitchen. The paint makes such a difference.
The post holding the main ridge beam... all sanded and filled.
Tis is the post holding the main ridge beam... all sanded and filled. So pretty.
My upstairs bath sink/vanity. Hopefully (fingers crossed) I'll have an Eva faucet to go with it!
My upstairs bath sink/vanity. I love this sink. It reminds me of an old wash basin. Hopefully (fingers crossed) I'll have an Eva faucet here in time to go with it!
Eva faucet (photo from Moen)

So that’s it for today’s updates. Stay tuned. Tomorrow(-ish) I’ll show you some tiling that my pal, Jen, and I did!

7 thoughts on “Overdue Update”

  1. what a pleasure to watch “New” history being made. I think of that project that you did so long agoat the Entler about Fruit Hill -. I hope you have it bound and ready to go into your first bookcase . Love, Marge Dower

  2. Sweet pics, Anna!! Can’t wait to see the tile work, but I want to see it in person! Love the bookmatch lines on the bluestone hearth (how the cleft on the surface mirrors each other from the joint outward). Awesome job!

  3. Anna Bee, you are a remarkable young lady! Who would know that you would tackle the job of laying tiles in your new
    home..took some know how and courage! Hoorah for you and your friends; I am impressed, as usual. Beautiful job.

    I am especially pleased to see the “spooky tiles” in place and feel that, at least, I have contributed a name for them.

    It takes a lot of time and effort for the pictures and so thanks a million for sharing, Mergers. Love you lots!!!

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