This has been another sort of batty week for #projectflip…
…with lots happening on the construction side of things and even more going on in the decision making game.
As far as the actual build goes, the foundation for the addition was completed and framing has begun, which means I’ll actually be able to see what this house is going to end up looking like very soon..happy days.
Aside from that good news though, the place is still looking VERY scary and all I can really think is ‘wouldn’t it have been WAY easier to just knock the mother fudger down?!?!?!’ Anyhoo…I digress lol.
Here she is as of now…with some notes:)
1. Lumber = big progess and a 2 story addition are about to happen.
2. So happy to see those cheap windows coming out…
3. Will be super dupes exited to see that weird stick chimney come down and look…framing….and a basement…
4. From this, I can almost imagine what the kitchen and living room are going to be…almost…
5. And then there’s this…a door to what was going to be a crawlspace…BUT…
…there’s a chance that the ceiling height in there is going to be high enough to make it an actual room, which would be so handy because we’re short on bedrooms in this place so…meetings are happning today on that front, so I’ll fill you in there when I know.
So that’s the good news.
The bad news is that the existing house still looks like a horror show and whenever I see it, I honestly wonder how or if this place is ever going to feel like I’m hoping it will…
That cut beam is terrifying to me but I’ve been assured all is OK lol.
And speaking of things that make you go boo in the night…there’s also the backyard…when I look at it, all I can see is $$$$$$$….
All good though right;)
Aside from contruction stuff, this week was filled with more sourcing and waffling on windows.
Thankfully, I have nailed down a few things.
After seeing a few images like this,
I’ve come to the conclusion that I love the look of the white seperation between the black window sashes. I really don’t like when black windows feels chunky or heavy so this avoids that problem completely. So, thansk to Fieldstone Windows (who have been SO patient with me and can make anything happen in therms of combos/selections,) my windows will all have black sashes on both the exterior and interior, with white frames and white mullions seperating them. Happy, happy.
I also confirmed that I’m doing double hungs for sure.
Now, the issue here is that there are a few rooms (living, master and sons’ room) that I wanted to paint out entirely, meaning walls, built ins, trim, and windows. With this scenario, that will be really tough. I could order white windows in those rooms with the intent of painting them, but painting vinyl double hung windows is not for the faint of heart. So now I’m reconsidering my painting plans entirely and trying to figure out if I’d be happy with painted walls with white trim…not something I usually love so it’s weighing on me. The other option is that I leave the walls white in those spaces but in the living room, for example, that just doesn’t get me as excited because well, the plan in there is dramatic and full of not white things. More on that later.
For now, I want to stick on the window game.
So, double hungs- check. White mullions- check. White frames- check. Black sashes- check. The questions that remain are whether or not I want/can shell out $200/window on upgraded hardware…which would mean this…
…instead of this…
And also, the big kahuna, whether or not I want a dormer on the roof just in case one day down the road, we finish off the attic.
I played around with powerpoint and got these mock-ups on the ready…
So what do you think? Yay? Nay?
I like it to be honest. I’ve always LOVED dormer windows. My architect hates them though and that worries me. Also, I’m not sure with the off center windows, if it looks quite right.
So to re-cap, I need votes on.
1. Should I order white interiors on the 3 or 4 rooms I had hoped to paint and risk the shitty paint job on the double hungs or order all black and change up my paint plan a bit?
2. Upgraded hardware? I’m thinking maybe just on the first floor to save some monies.
And I think with those three decisions to be made, windows are squared away and will be ordered!!!! Woot to the woot.
Moving on to the next thing…paint and paper.
I’m ECSTATIC to be partnering with my favourite wallpaper company, Drop It Modern on my project and together, we’ve come up with some custom colourways of patterns that I love love love.
And on the same vein, I’m also working with my favourite paint supplier, PARA Paints so I have plans to throw some bold colour into this place.
As for combos and locations of all this goodness, the Playground in the blue, pink and black will be going on all walls of the study…and I probably will have to pair it with this rug I have because well, they are sex together…
The Cyrstalline in a custom cool grey will be going in the master. I can’t spill the beans on that room plan as of yet for a reason I can’t tell you as of yet but for now, I’ll just say marble and navy blue…
The boys’ bedroom will be getting built ins in a perriwinkle blue, with Drop it Modern’s Dot to Dot pattern going on the ceiling…
And then there’s the living room. Remember re: windows, I’m a bit stuck on the interior window colour and well, it’s mostly because of this room. The original plan was to paint the entire thing pink…like this…
…and then do a super bold ceiling with Drop it Modern’s Prism in a custom blush, black and silver colourway…
I played around with paint a bit and ended up on the pink for the walls, though the oxblood idea is hurting me I love it so…thinking I’ll translate that furniture wise with the addition of some Gretchen Bellinger burgundy velvet…
So, I either stick with this plan and have the white frames and mullions, black windows, order a white window so I can maybe paint it or scrap the pink walls and leave them white and then still do the paper on the ceiling.
Oh and just because it might help the thinking on this one, there’s going to be a large statement item in the room in black…more on that on next week’s post:)
As far as the rest of the rooms and paint, this is where I am on that.
The family room and kitchen will be white…with plenty of black accents.
The mudrom is going to be a pale grey with a black and white stiped floor.
Scarlett’s room is getting this anewall mural that I’ve been loving for over all over the place…
…with a pink ceiling.
The foyer will be white with a pretty incredible patterned floor and the big surprise will be the wall that will run top to bottom…I’ll fill you in on that next week, when we talk tile.
What else? The kids’ bath is also going to be white but with some surprises and same goes for the ensuite…again, more on those when we talk tile.
And last but not least for today, the roof…in a very happy turn of events, we’ve decided to nix re-stuccoing the original portion of the house and instead, wrapping all in white siding. This is going to save us quite a bit of moula and with the extra cash, we’re getting a pale grey STEEEEEELLLLLL ROOOOOOOOFFFFFFF…..
…and maybe a porch with a swing to boot lol.
Basically, I want this situation…
…on the outside with a little Kelly Wearstler crazy on the inside:)
So there you have it…project flip progress for this week.
I’ll be back to update next Wednesday with tile selections and hopefully photos of two stories of framed addition…hopefully.