Friday, January 28, 2011

basement update

So, our basement is coming along nicely! 
The daddy bird, his dad, and my dad have had several good days of work and have managed to complete almost all the framing in the bedroom/office and the bathroom.
We now have some walls!
It's kind of hard to get your bearings with these pictures because I can't get the entire room in the picture at once, but, you can kind of tell where the bathroom is located.  This next shot shows where Josh has added some closets for the bedroom:


We've chosen a vanity for the bathroom too.  Actually we decided to go the custom cabinet route since daddy bird and mama bird couldn't seem to agree on ANYTHING already made (imagine that) and when we started pricing things, it really wasn't much more to just have something made for us.  Plus, the whole piece will be solid wood, instead of the fabricated stuff, and Chino (the cabinet guy) will come install the whole thing for us, and we wouldn't have gotten that with Lowes.  Sorry Lowes.
We chose hickory for our wood, and went with a plain, shaker style door:

We're still not sure of the stain color yet.  This photo is of a natural hickory with no stain at all, but you can see how much variation the wood has.  Ours will probably be stained a darker color, but we both like the rustic look that hickory provides.
Here's where I need your help.  We need to pick some tile!  We are going with a slate tile for the floor, and the tub surround, but we need to choose which color.  I have it narrowed down to 4 choices, so give me your opinion!  Here are the options:
autumn lilac


desert raja

golden sun


china apricot

So, what do you think?  I'm not even going to tell you which choice I'm leaning toward because I want your opinions.
More updates coming soon....

6 comments:

Mommy Webb said...

It's becoming so real! Great job to daddy birds and your fathers - and I know you have done your fair share of planning as well. I really like all of the tiles. What color are you thinking for the walls? That might sway me:). Also, is there a window in the bathroom?

melissaballard said...

There is no window in the bathroom, so we don't want to get things too dark, and I'm not sure about the wall color yet. Prob. something light and neutral, some shade of creamy off white? I just don't want to get things too dark in there.

Katie said...

I like desert raja; it has great color in it and I also really like Golden Sun...what color are you going to stain the vanity?

a. meredith said...

i like autumn lilac and desert raja. (desert raja being my favorite) i think the variation of tones in both are gorgeous! i also like the new look of the blog. :)

Patrick T said...

from your pictures I like china apricot if you are wanting to incorporate more "cool" colors in your decor and desert raja if you are wanting something brighter or warmer.

Tucker's Mama said...

I think I like the first one, the autumn lilac.
No matter what you go with, I have NO doubt it will be beautiful!!! Great Job Daddy Bird!!!