Friday, October 29, 2010


I went over to the house tonight to see how the staircase handrail turned out.    It was covered back up with plastic, so I won't be able to see it as a whole until after the walls are painted.      What  little I could  see, looked good.  Oleg is still going to add some branches for me, and we still have to put on the crystal; but it doesn't affect the inspection.        The stair treads are almost all in place, and not the least bit slippery.   Good thing, since I would really hate to fall down them, or up them for that matter.   It would be pretty painful, if I managed to survive it.

The remainder of the glass should go up next week.   We decided to also mirror the wall above the cupboards, up to the crease, where it meets the ceiling.     The plumber installed the Kohler Crevasse sink in the island.    I have to say it's fantastic.   It's the  perfect prep sink, complete with a food disposal.   It has three settings, and has plenty of water pressure, that moves the water from side to side.

The floors in the dining, and living rooms had their final coat of protection applied, and next week these rooms will be ready to be painted.

The electrician has been installing temporary lightbulb type fixtures in places where we don't want to put  any until after we move in, and finish painting.   They look terrible, but we can't get our CO without them.  We're into the eleventh hour of this build, and there's no time to complete everything.  

I lose all track of time, when I'm at the house alone at night.   I like to envision how we'll use each room and try to figure out the furniture placement.      It was kind of a shock when the lights started to dim;  then I remembered  the electrician put them on a timer to turn off at midnight.   Fortunately he set it with a five minute warning.     I scrambled to gather my shoes, set the alarm, and make it out the door, before the clock struck twelve.    


hostess of the humble bungalow said...

(oops! I left comments on the The Real Purse Blog)...
Donna as Cinderella rushing from the ballroom at the sound of the clock striking midnight....
all is looking very palatial and I think Veranda magazine needs to come calling to your divinely designed and soon to be decorated home.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

That staircase is spectacular! I'm glad you continued with more mirror too - you can never have too much!

theduchessofH said...

Oops myself, I posted on the wrong blog, and had to redo it.
With my luck Leslie, I'm afraid I be turned into a pumpkin!

Lol, I'm surprised my husband actually likes the things I do. Or perhaps he dislikes paying for a designer, more.

I love the new addition to your family!


theduchessofH said...

Wish I could be turned into a proof reader, and actually read things over before I post.

theduchessofH said...

Thanks Stefan, it just seemed wrong to leave a little strip of wall above the cupboards. I'm sure I'll be doing much the same as you, putting decorative, and seldom used items up there.
Just what I was trying to get away from with this house; more useless, things to dust.

I better get right on it, and find some housekeeping help.


ArchitectDesign™ said...

yes - if you can't box out that space -or fill with cabinets -it's useful for serving pieces, etc. If I had enough storage I woudln't use it as things tend to get filthy up there, but....c'est la vie - small apartment living in the city!