Hopefully you were as productive this week, as we were! We made great progress at Old Savannah and even allowed ourselves time to find another property. But let’s start with our ‘first born’, Old Savannah.
This week, we ordered bathroom vanities (which will be in within 2 weeks). We also had the exterior of the house painted. We converted from brick with blue trim & shutters, to brick with white trim & black shutters. Oh what a difference this makes-as I mentioned in my last post, you can see the moldings now!!
It wasn’t just about the exterior, this week. Our hardwoods arrived this week. You may be asking why we needed hardwoods after unveiling the beautiful white oak under the green shag carpet? Well if you recall, there was tile in the foyer & that gorgeous low pile carpet in the kitchen/breakfast room.
We are making a cohesive flooring statement in the house and converting both of these spaces to hardwoods. This will update the look and help the flow in the spaces around. This house is going to look fabulous!!!
We hope you have a great weekend and look forward to giving you the latest updates, next week!!!
…goes a long way!!! We started ‘slapping some paint on the old barn’ this weekend. It is amazing how much difference paint can make.
If you recall, the shutters & trim at Old Savannah were both painted the same dusty blue.
As you see, in the photo above, the trim sortof fades away. You would never know there was beautiful dental molding framing Old Savannah. Moldings are such a crowning feature, you want to show it off…not cover them up!
Now with a little paint…our 👑 sparkles!!
Stay tuned, this week, hardwoods are going in to the kitchen & foyer (hardwoods in the whole house!).
Any thoughts on a stain???
We have had a busy week at Old Savannah, things are starting to really move along. The Sheetrock is hung, the bathroom tiles have been selected, and exterior paint should be going up this weekend.
Cunningham Contractors started this week. Their focus was to hang all of the Sheetrock in the family room and kitchen, to make it one cohesive space. The best part about the Sheetrock going up was the amount of light it brought into the back of the house! See before & after
Below is our Sheetrock Magician, Kevin Cunningham, from Cunningham Contractors.
We took a trip to the Home Depot to scope out bathroom tile ideas. We did a poll on Facebook & Instagram to help decide on the best combination. What do you think?
What’s your vote??! We will give you the weekend to think about it!! 😉
Have a great weekend & stay cool!
Hopefully you are surviving this heat! We have been trying to minimize our outside work, and when we are out, we try to limit it to the morning before the inferno cranks up. The heat paired with the humidity,here in the south, can be immeasurable.
Good news is, we have plenty of work to do inside . . . and with our HVAC adjustments made, we have the air conditioning cranked up Continue reading “Heat Wave!”
We have been a bit quiet this week. Lots of little tasks being checked off the list, here at Old Savannah.
We wrapped up the electrical, relocating outlets and getting the kitchen wired. P.S. the kitchen cabinets are being delivered today-SO EXCITED!!!
We have done some pressure washing outside, getting the exterior ready for it’s paint job.
We also had the HVAC folks move some duct work to align better with the new layout.
New Sheetrock has replaced the textured ceilings in the public rooms. We should have a picture ready for our next blog post.
Now we just wait for the electrical inspection so we can begin sheetrocking the family room & kitchen. Then you will really start to notice the progress!!!
Finally, the most notable change in the week (and sign that we are closing the demo chapter)…dumpster #2 was hauled off!!!
Hope you are having as productiveof a week as we are. Check back in as interior progress should move much quicker now that demo & electrical are complete!!
We are looking forward to the weekend. We met with electricians, painters, flooring installers, and HVAC pros, this week. We even had a huge Sheetrock delivery from the Home Depot!
Next week, we will be putting Humpty Dumpty back together again. Exterior painting will begin. The Sheetrock will be hung in the family room, and covering the textured ceilings.
Have we talked about these textured ceilings? They are not your typical popcorn ceilings from the 1970’s, that can be easily scraped. These are textured to the point they have to be sanded or replaced. Clearly, we chose to replace with new Sheetrock …hence a large portion of the HD delivery.
We should have some great progress pictures of Old Savannah, next week.
Stay tuned, and have an awesome weekend!
We have been a bit delayed in posting today because SO many exciting activities have been going on, and not just at Old Savannah (but that is for another day)!!
We were finally able to get the wall out between the family room and kitchen, and wow, did it make a difference!!! Now, there is light across entire back of the house.
We went from this:
. . . to this!!!!
Oh, and did you notice the kitchen, or what is left of the kitchen? We were able to get everything stripped from there, as well.
Before picture, below, for reference.
Needless to say, we filled a dumpster in a hot second. We also learned something great thru this process . . . one man’s trash IS another man’s treasure. This saying certainly rings true with Old Savannah. Someone wanted the paneling from the den to re-purpose on their farm in a tack room and chicken coop. Someone else took the kitchen cabinets to re-purpose for their workshop. And someone else wanted some of the appliances. And let’s not forget the win with the Lincoln Town Car. It feels great to know that we were able to re-purpose some of the demo material and not send them to the landfill.
Check back on Friday to see what else we have been up to, besides Old Savannah!