Saturday, November 29, 2008

Renovation Update - Almost there!

The floor is laid.  Well, mostly.  The beautiful laminate flooring is finished, but we still have ceramic tile to lay where the wood stove will be located, plus at the back door entrance.  

We still have to build the steps and lay laminate flooring on them.  We have to finish moving the corner shelves for the television and dvd player.  

This is the rest of the list:

  • install trim around the windows.
  • finish the spot over the library door.
  • brick a wall (that's for Matthew)
  • install the chimney & wood stove
  • touch up paint in a few spots
  • build desks for the kids
  • set up the computers
  • hang the chalkboard
  • bring in books, etc., that are under the tarp outside 
  • move the fish tank
  • hang some pictures
We are so close to being done.  I am beginning to get excited, because this room is going to be my favourite room in the whole house.  After all, my husband built it, and my sons and daughters renovated it.  There's been a lot of labour and a lot of love poured into our "Great Room".  It will be functional, family oriented, and a great place in which to welcome folks and demonstrate love to them.  We plan to use this room for co-op homeschool, for Bible studies, for entertaining, and for family gatherings.

I honestly can hardly wait.  As soon as everything is brought back in, I will be able to post some pictures so you can share in our joy.  Meanwhile, I will update this list so you can watch the progress.

You can check my previous post, Reno List, to see what we've done lately.

This verse is applicable as we near the end of this long project:

Galatians 6:9  And let us not be weary in well doing: 
for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.


4 comments:

Sarah said...

Yay! And the room looks SO GOOD, too! It's like a completely different room, nothing like it was originally.

I'm having the same kind of joy with the back room in my house! It's almost done! My washer is hooked up (we need a dryer vent put it, but I just use a clothes rack over my heating vent in the kitchen to dry clothes!)

It's so much fun to be almost done! :D

Anonymous said...

*sigh* Yes, it's been a long time coming - since the "room" was originally established in 1995, it's nice to see/hear that it is "almost" done.

Oh, if only the rest of the house would come along as quickly (tremendous groanings and rolling of eyes, shrugs, sags and more deep sighs!)

Rachel said...

I do believe it will be the greatest great room this house has ever had. Will be well worth the effort.

Anonymous said...

I'm having the same kind of joy with the back room in my house! It's almost done! My washer is hooked up (we need a dryer vent put it, but I just use a clothes rack over my heating vent in the kitchen to dry clothes!)