Monday, January 31, 2011

I'm ready...

Yes, I'm ready...
I have so enjoyed my pretty yellow tulips the last few days.  Picked them up and the grocery and they jus' made my day along with the sunshine - which we had not seen around here in a loooooong time.

You can see the house is progressing - and look at those gorgeous blue skies - we just had a gorgeous weekend - but now it is raining again ;-(
Thought I'd let you in on a few selections we've made.  This is our stone which will be around the base of the house.  Actually this is the color but not the style.  We selected Sulphur Springs for the color (see the greens) and the style is actually called Southern Ledge but this is not it.  It has a more uneven look instead of a stacked look like this one.  We wanted something that looked old - like they would have used a long time ago.
You can see here - we selected a tan grout, green siding, classic white trim and a rich brown for the shutters as well as the roof (which will be stand and seam metal - we hope).
Actually there is a long story to this siding.  See, we fell in love with James Hardie siding in Heathered Moss.  But honestly - it costs lots and lots of pennies if ya know what I mean.  So we went on a frantic hunt to find just that color in a vinyl siding.  Many, many companies later - we finally found it - Cypress from Certainteed.  Each company we reviewed had a cypress color but none were the same.  I wanted a more yellow green instead of sage.  This picture shows the actual color better.  So I'm tickled we found it!

This week - the windows are going in and the front door.  So I'll give you a peek when they are in!
Have a happy week!
Cathy

13 comments:

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Great choices! I'll bet you are getting so darned excited. Can't wait to see more pictures as it progresses. Have fun with the whole process, Dawn

Patty Sumner said...

How exciting! Great choices love all of them. Blessings on your new home.

Anne said...

Hey Cathy, We are at about the same stage. We also chose the Southern Ledgestone in Chardonnay. All these decisions are overwhelming, aren't they?

Sunny simple life said...

Lovely tulips and great choices on your house colors. I can't wait to see it all done and decorated.

NanaDiana said...

Oh Cathy- I wish I had known what you were looking for. We were in the window, siding and door business for many years and I just got rid of all my sample matches that I had held onto all this time. But, MyHero could have told you right away which was which. And...what they DON'T tell you about the Hardi-plank is that because it is cement board it is prone to some crackage with the cold...and if you happen to bang it when it is cold you can bet it will crack a bit...and it doesn't repair and is a devil to get off to have to put a replacement piece in. Because it is a cement board product not only is IT more expensive but it is much more expensive to have it installed too. That being said, it is durable and a wonderful, long-lasting siding...but vinyl siding has come so far in the past few years that it is durable and doesn't fade like it did in the beginning. Certainteed is an excellent choice. We always used that or Crane...both are wonderful products and the manufacturer stands behind them. When we sold our business we have a lifetime to buy any products that we or our kids want at cost + 10%. So, the new owner makes a bit on it and we are compensated for all of our goodwill business. My son just put Cypress from Certainteed on part of his house and did something a bit different in the peak and put up Rye in a different pattern. Sounds weird but it looks great.

I LOVE your stone choice and I just can't wait to see your house done...but I'll bet YOU are a lot more anxious than I am to see it done!

You are getting there,kiddo...You'll be in before you know it! Hugs-Diana

Country Dreaming said...

Looks great--things are progressing.
We are in the midst of blizzard 2011.
If you are feelng creative please check out my current post.

Melinda

Angie said...

I think you have made great choices and can't wait to see it when it's done...bet you can't either! Hope y'all get some good weather so things can keep on progressing.

CaraRose said...

Hey Cathy, Everything looks wonderful. I bet your beyond excited and I can't blame you. I will be following along from my computer chair and one day I will stop by and see you. Are you missing the store?
Love to all
Carolyn

mary beth said...

Hi Cathy! I just discovered your pretty blog and when I saw that you are building a house, I almost broke out in hives! ;) Stop by and read all about our adventures in home building..you'll make it, I promise!We did ours ourselves and boy am I glad not to have so many decisions any more! Hang in there!

Beverly said...

Thanks for sharing some of your choices. You have done a great job. This is really exciting and can't wait to see it all together. I'm surprised how much you accomplish with the bad weather this year.

Look beyond the picket fence said...

I love seeing the progress. It is going to be a beautiful home.
denise

Lesa's Life said...

Everything looks so nice together. Your home is looking great!

Heather said...

I too am VERY ready for Spring. This week in NC there has been hope of her being on her way!