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some dust and a whole lotta plywood...

ok, yes, it's been a while!  busy is great, but doesn't give me a lot of time to come up with the beautiful, fascinating, and highly comical blog posts you've come to expect. i've been over here taking on new clients at a fairly steady pace and just waiting for any project, seriously any project, to start.  i've been toying with writing something about the agony of waiting and relating it to watching a slug sleep, water boil, or miley cyrus show some real talent...

alas!  there is finally some progress happening!!!  first up, a project i was originally going to call the "belgian farmhouse", but the missus didn't care for that too much, so we agreed on "belgian modern".  now that i've driven up the drive a couple of times i've decided to refer to it as "decatur shangri la".  it's the kind of place that is so close to hustle and bustle, but when you're there it's like, "where the heck am i???"  big house, needs lots of love and demo, in a lush, beautiful forest, complete with bubbling brook just yonder. the type of home where you don't need any window coverings cause no one can see you through the trees!

anyway, lovely people, awesome home and opportunity (for all of us!).  demo of some ugliness started last week, so we're moving, people!  below are some demo shots of the kitchen and master bath.

 kitchen - will essentially stay the same, except for a bunch of new gorgeousness!!

kitchen - will essentially stay the same, except for a bunch of new gorgeousness!!

 master bath demo - first of all, what is that stench??  that can't be good.  second, just take it away.

master bath demo - first of all, what is that stench??  that can't be good.  second, just take it away.

i will keep you updated on the progress!

 

next up project has been far more of a whirlwind than a waiting game.  i was asked to design the interior (and exterior finish) of a new construction modern house.  ok, sounds fun, i can do that!  and the family is leaving the country in 2 weeks and needs to make all the decisions before then.  um, ok.  and framing has already started.  ok. and the designed and framed fireplace doesn't actually work/fit as a real fireplace. um.  and the remaining budget for finishes is reeeaalllly tiny.  uhhhhh.  oh, and, this house is slated to be on an upcoming home tour in the spring.  wait, what??  no pressure.

So i've had one meeting with this lovely couple and we are off like gang busters!  oh, hell yeah, i've got this, and it will be done, and it will be freaking amazing, and it will be the star of the home tour!  and i may be committed for ideas of grandiose, but hey, it's worth a shot, right?

 sho nuf there is actual construction happening here!  See how i'm highlighting my arch nemesis, the fireplace (it's that narrow appendage on the side of the house, slightly akin to giving someone the middle finger).

sho nuf there is actual construction happening here!  See how i'm highlighting my arch nemesis, the fireplace (it's that narrow appendage on the side of the house, slightly akin to giving someone the middle finger).

there are other fun updates, but i've run out of wine and i'm actually really tired, so you'll have to stick around...

beijos,

beth