Sunday, September 26, 2010

Another Lovely Fall Weekend

Drywall is up and base coat sprayed on. Next week Mr. Amazing will be painting walls....Benjamin Moore's Linen White. Willy Street Festival was on the agenda for weekend entertainment as well as a bonus trip to Elkhorn's last Flea Market. How fun is that!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Just About Time To....

...start thinking about things like painting, staining and color schemes! I don't remember where I found these images, perhaps the Cottage living website but I absolutely LOVE the stairway in the first photo and...don't the next two photos make you just want to curl up on the sofa and relax! This is the first weekend we didn't make a trip to our little cottage to see the progress. Saturday was spent at Floor360 to check in with Erin...probably the best sales gal ever...on carpet and bathroom flooring, then to the Benjamin Moore paint store, Home Depot and the local antique shop. I've picked up a few pints of paint to try for wall color and found the Waterlox we'll use on our kitchen countertops. All in all another productive weekend! Stay tuned!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

What a wonderful way to start a Sunday. Up at 5:30 a.m. to see the sun rise from Barbara and John's boat and watch the start of our fair city's 9th Annual Ford Ironman triathlon. Over 2,000 athletes from around the world came to compete. Competitors are vying for 72 qualifying spots to the 2010 Ford Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, and a $30,000 pro prize purse. One participant made it through the swim and was heading out on his bike only to have tire problems. He had to walk/run back for parts. We had the feeling he was not going to give up!

Insulation, Countertops, Lights!

Yesterday was a busy day. It started early with a trip to IKEA in the great state of Illinois to purchase countertops. We needed three 8' pieces of beech countertop but ended up purchasing four. The price is fantastic ($59) each...thank you IKEA! We filled the car with the panels and headed to Milwaukee to BBC Lighting to pick up lights that had been ordered and 4 ceiling fans! Believe it or not, Mr. Amazing was able to fit it all into our small CRV....thank you Mr. Amazing and HONDA! A long day in the car but a lot was accomplished. Not much visual progress to see on the house. Insulation was blown in...dense pack and the garage is filled with siding. Next 2 weeks will be drywall! Stay tuned!