We were full up at the hangar while my niece Danielle and the kids visited for 2 weeks. It was hectic because there was a lot going on at the new house but we managed to squeeze in some fun at the Stockyards, the Zoo, Horse Camp, the park, boating, tubing and swimming. We also stained some doors and cleaned out the sold hangar. They love Uncle Tim - he made toys out of rolling carts and skateboards and played with them in the pool!
The brick fireplace was painted with shiny white paint...beautiful! Tim hand sketched a design idea. The painters built out the form with drywall and filled the brick joints with mud. Then they a applied a heavy trowel texture to resemble stucco. We will add a wood mantle.
We also had them apply a lighter hand trowel texture to the walls before painting.
That's what one of the painters called our color scheme. Tim wanted a dark green fireplace and I wanted green walls, so we just painted the entire first floor green: ceilings, walls and fireplace. We love it! There is so much natural light that it doesn't seem dark at all.
Our plumber told us about this fiberglass shower pan. The first day they floated the floor and let the cement dry. The next day he fiberglassed the entire floor, curb, bench and up the wall a few inches. He brought rigid pieces of fiberglass and then joined everything with the fabric and resin. They said it is just like building a boat. I thought our whole house smelled like a new motorhome! Next they will tile the shower, and guaranteed, no leaks.
I am amazed at all the things Tim knows how to do. My Dad has always done everything himself and Tim is a lot like him in that respect. Now I'm not sure if that is good....or bad!
When the washer/dryer was in the garage somebody - a genius no doubt - vented the dryer outside right next to the front door. Tim removed the dryer vent and patched the brick. Once the mortar dried you can't tell anything was ever there.
Tim ran the new dryer vent thru the floor and thru the brick on the side of the house.