Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Some finishing touches but done!!!

Well, the house is finished hurray! It took us three long days but we did it. I waited until everything was done and then I tackled the porch floor. I used an oil base paint on it so it has taken it a little while to dry. I only have one coat on so far but I thought I would show you how it turned out even though I don't the other coat on yet. It looks funny without any decorations on it...but they will be coming soon enough.

As you can see, I have started to put a few things on the porch now that the cement has dryed. I even have a few items inside...lol. Today after all the lessons are done I think I will have the girls help me carry some more stuff from the garage so we can start cleaning it out too. Every since our building collapsed our garage has become a storage bin....just a path to walk through so it will be a relief to begin taking things out. My electric and water lines have been dug underground and as you can see we have started to put dirt around the building but must wait for some much needed rain for it to settle down. I am seriously thinking about painting the big doors on the front of my garden shed....rust. The same as the trim on the house. It would make quite a statment won't it? What do you think?
We are still working on dh building. It is going slow for two reasons. First, we dug in all the underground wire and plumbing and now it is too soft for a semi filled with 20 tons of stone to back into where we need it to be. We have been watering the area to get it too settle and it is better so maybe we are getting close. The second reason is that dh has been working on the last few things that needed done at the rentals...we had four broken window...now how does that happen??? Anyways...just a few recepticals to go and then he can return to working on his building once again. He is just too busy.

We are finishing up a few outside items with a fresh coat of paint...it does look so nice. My Mother painted these for me.

We are off to lessons and then I will visit all of my blog friends until then be blessed.


Gettysburg Homestead said...

Your home looks awesome!!! Great color pics. Love the new building too.


This Country Girl said...


You've got the hardest part behind you...I know what you mean decorating gives it the homey look and that's the part we ladies LOVE doing and adding our touches! Everything looks SO nice! And definitely paint your door rust...it will say welcome! You can never go wrong with a red shade of door, in my opinion! I could just picture it there!

I emailed you about the garden shed windows....on the length you prefer...did you get it?

Have a great Tuesday!

Linda said...

Hi Dianntha...your home looks wonderful, big job but everthing looks so pretty and fresh.

How is the stitching coming? It looks great but I haven't a clue what it's going to be. More hints...please:).
Hugs, Linda

Meggie said...

Your home looks great, Dianntha! You must be so pleased. I think painting the doors of your building would look very nice and coordinate very well.

Storybook Woods said...

Well I am ready to move in !!!! xoxoxo Clarice

Donetta said...

Wow! What amazing things you have been up to. The many many projects are just terrific! I love the paint and the garden building is just beautiful. How wonderful !
You have just recreated paradise.
It has been a while for me to come visit. I am so stunned. Last time I was by you had just tore down the building. I love that you kept the original colors on the house. So pretty.

Cottage Contessa said...

Hi Dianntha sweetie! Wow your home and shed look FABULOUS! I love the colours you chose too. I can see that you all have worked very hard, but the results were certainly worth it sweetie! Now you can sit back and enjoy it! Wishing you a wonderful day dear friend.
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)