Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson







Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Working on the Entry


We've been in our house for a little over three years now.  
Our contractor built our house to the drywall and then we (meaning he)
did all the finishing.  We (he) installed the kitchen and bathroom cabinets, 
and the hardwood floor, tiled, finish plumbing, finish electrical,
 painted, landscaped, and lots more.  Did we save any money doing it ourselves?

I think so, but I'm not sure.  The mister and I enjoy working on projects together
so I guess it's been worth it.  After awhile you get used to not having things 
finished.  I hardly noticed all the missing baseboard and door trim.  

We are finally getting around to doing some finish carpentry.

The entry wall before...
Plain old drywall.


Getting ready for the paneling...



 Paneling going up...


Stuff from the entry stashed in the living room...


Checking out wallpaper books for over the paneling...



This is where I'd like the wallpaper to go...



Paneling still needs to be caulked, painted, and trimmed.



See that cool door on the coat closet?  We bought 12 doors from
an old house that was being demolished.  Ten dollars each vintage hardware
included.  Still needs to be painted.  Escutcheons need to be plated.


Feels good getting a few projects started.

7 comments:

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Maybe you will inspire me....I would like to start adding character to our house again...it has been sorely neglected. Did you do the battenboard I see in the background? Is it pretty easy? cherry

Robin said...

Your entry is going to be wonderful. I feel as if I've been neglecting my family room lately. I need to figure something out for that space. Looking forward to seeing which wallpaper you choose and the finished entry.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

OH BOY! I sure cannot wait to see how it all looks when done. LOVE paneling! Prettttttty home you have, Sue!

xx

Aubrey said...

It's going to look so awesome. When you're done, come do my house I have a feeling we're going to live in it forever so I might as well try to make it a little more interesting. Do you think that paneling is more dent resistant than drywall? Maybe I need it all over the house. Now the ceilings aren't even safe! (Rock colored on them and the roman shade above the bunkbed. curse crayola.)

Laurel Leaf Cottage said...

Soo exciting!! I love remodeling! It is looking good so far! The paneling adds so much charm. We are renting right now, so unfortunately I can't do anything major, but in a few years we will have our little old house. Hope you're havin' a great day! Deanna

The Gathering Place said...

I am a big fan of bead board and board and batten. Your entry looks really fun!

Lisa said...

Started? Not finished? Dangit! I can't WAIT until I get to see the end product! Love panelling. And vintage hardware. And pretty much everything about your home.