Flickr Widget

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Construction saga: Sneak peek

Things have moved into high gear.

Yesterday the plumbing was finished, my hot water heater was installed, and my back yard...which for weeks had been full of trenches and exposed plumbing lines...has all been filled in and looks like a yard again instead of a war zone.

Flooring will be started today, the walk-in shower will be built and glass will be installed Thursday, cabinets will be delivered Friday, the exterior will be painted Saturday, and cabinet installation will begin Monday.

But the most important thing...the thing I am most excited about...is that the room divider I designed came to life yesterday, and it's just the way I envisioned it. Here's a sneak peek at it, before caulking and painting. The next time you see it, all kinds of lovely vintage pieces will be displayed there.


Partial wall/room divider between living room and bedroom

32 comments:

  1. Love it Dana. Room divider, vintage display space, perfection.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's going to be so much fun to find just the right pieces for this space.

      Delete
  2. oh wow, that looks great. Nice design. think of all the display pieces you can fit in there!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm sure it will go through many incarnations before I find just the right combination. What a great excuse to buy vintage items! :)

      Delete
  3. Replies
    1. I definitely wasn't cool when I first saw it. I was squealing like a little girl. :)

      Delete
  4. Squeak for the sneak! Very exciting :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Instantly transported to the houses from when I was a kid and people had awesome room dividers that were works of art - so cool.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're right...Most houses back then did have cool, artsy room dividers. I wonder why people got away from that.

      My dad, who was an engineer but liked the conceptual part of his job and not the actual construction of things, was a talented woodworker. He just didn't enjoy doing it. However, when I was a kid, my mom talked him into making the most amazing, gigantic room divider/bookshelf to separate our dining area from our living room. There was even a cool cubby for the console TV...a forerunner of today's entertainment center. The thing was probably 8 feet long and 5 feet deep, with deep shelves on both sides. I loved that thing!

      Delete
  6. It looks amazing, Dana, I'm so happy for you! I'm looking forward to see it filled with your beautiful pieces:-)
    I have the plumber here now as I write. The kitchen was done late last evening and turned out just as I hoped for. Handmade with a gorgeous surface! We still have some finishing to do, but I'm looking forward to showing you real soon! There might be a little sneak preview before I get my stuff in and it comes to life...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, I can't wait to see your wonderful kitchen. It sounds as if it was built to perfection. I know you'll have it filled with beautiful things and ready to photograph soon. I'm so excited for you!

      Delete
  7. Well look at you miss designer!!! This is so beautiful, Dana. You must just be giddy beyond belief. I'd be jumping up and down!
    Seriously, it really is wonderful and as far as room dividers go...this one is top-notch, mid-century, custom-made GORGEOUS.
    To also read that the yard is back to normal and the hot water heater installed... HIP HIP HORRAY! So much progress. This calls for a margarita as you sit back in a chair and stare at your amazing wall. :-) So exciting!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was squealing and clapping my hands and making the carpenters laugh yesterday when I watched them put it into place. I'm sure they thought it was a little silly that a 64 year old woman was that elated about a simple room divider, but at the same time, I think it made them happy that I appreciated what they had built for me...especially since they'd had only my crude, not-to-scale drawing to go by.

      Delete
  8. Yay! Good to hear things are happening fast.
    That divider turned out nicely. With all the vintage pieces in place, I can imagine how awesome it'll be.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm so excited that we're really on the downhill stretch now. Things really do seem to be moving quickly, and I'll be in before I know it.

      Delete
  9. Beautiful Dana! Things are really moving along quickly. A Few more weeks before you're in? I can't wait to see the beauties you display on your divider wall. I'll bet you've been arranging them in your head for months. Am I right?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm hoping that I'll be in by the end of next week. I'll be without countertops for a few days, but that won't be a big inconvenience.

      I've definitely been arranging them in my head for the past few days. I only ran across a picture of an inspiring vertical divider about a week ago on Pinterest, and I sat down and sketched a horizontal version right away. Once I talked to my contractor about it, I immediately started buying new pieces on eBay. :)

      Delete
  10. Love that room divider! Can't wait to see the final reveal!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm hoping the final reveal will be sometime around mid-March. I've never spent my first night in any new home over the past 40+ years without first hanging pictures on the wall and putting pillows on the sofa, and I'm sure I'll do the same this time. There may be boxes hidden in the closet, but it will look like I've lived there for a year. :)

      Delete
  11. Replies
    1. What did we do before Pinterest? I got the idea there!

      Delete
  12. Love it! It is perfect! Cannot wait to see everything all painted a decorated!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Soon! Very, very soon now. You'll have to come see it when it's done. :)

      Delete
  13. Omg I love it! I cannot wait to see it filled with all your treasures. =D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's given me a whole new reason to buy treasures! :)

      Delete
  14. That looks awesome! Great design Dana! I can't wait to see it all filled with treasures! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm ordering new ones as fast as I can! :)

      Delete
  15. Can't wait to see this completed, Dana.
    Your guys are moving!
    You jump and clap all you want. ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I never thought I'd be so excited about moving into something so tiny...but the prospect of having something so cute and so easy to keep clean is really thrilling!

      Delete
  16. Oh baby! That is so nice. I can't even imagine the fun of filling those shelves, and then refilling and rearranging and refilling. It is really cool and just the perfect touch for a collector of all things glass, pottery and beautiful!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep, I'm thinking the same thing. Buying and rearranging just might become a full-time job. :)

      Delete