This is the official announcement. We are nearly complete, so we have decided to put it on the market for $25,00.00. We will post pictures soon and have an open house. If you live close and would like a tour, please contact me at email@example.com. We would be glad to oblige.
The first through third graders spent the morning making new pine trim look like old maple shop tables. Needless to say they had a great time and it looks pretty good.
This idea came about when we were looking up at the corrugated metal ceiling wondering what to trim it out with. One of the kids suggested using strips of left over butcher block. I explained it would be too time consuming and just not practical. As they do, they keep thinking about a problem till they get an answer they like...the solution, let's replicate the look. As an added touch, we used a wood burner and wrote all the kid's name somewhere on the trim.
Someone else added, "If they don't like it, they can paint over it.
Well, all the insulation is up. Ceiling, floors, and walls. The paneling is up and we are already priming. We are painting the walls a bright white. One of the walls will be light green, as an accent. The cabinets will be gray. Color accents will be added in using curtains and furniture. We have reused the old shop tables as counter tops for the bathroom and kitchen.
In the bathroom, we have the sink and shower installed. The cabinet for underneath the sink is the same gray as the kitchen cabinet, and uses the same counter top.
Pictures will come in the next couple of days.
Who likes to put up fiberglass insulation in the morning and then itch all day...my 6th graders. It was not fun, but they did it and I am proud of them. We decided to go with fiberglass instead of alpaca due to the fact we were unsure about settling over time. It is a little trickier to put up, but it is very efficient and cost effective.
We didn't get far, but it is a start.I think they were more interested in going in the loft. All of the kids went up. Some were very fearful, but they overcame their fear and climbed right up. We are using PEX with brass fittings. I wish the kids were strong enough to crimp the rings, my arms are tired.
I always feel the need to apologize when we haven't posted in a while, sorry. A lot has happened so here goes. The siding is done, the rough electric is done, the plumbing vents and drains are half done, all walls and framing are done. Our short list is; finish vents and drains, put in water lines, insulate. Things we are thinking about are; a ladder to the loft, built-in shelves, colors, vanities, counter tops, and cabinets. We have some old shop tables that have butcher block in the back room. We just need to ask the right people to see if we can use some.
We are ready to get some siding done! Mr. Holland spent most of the weekend getting the roof finished and the trim on. The classes will work on siding this week. We are expecting precipitation at the end of the week, so we need to hurry.
Well, I think every group got to put in at least one window. It was cold this week, and the classes meet from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, so it doesn't have much time to heat up. We had a good discussion about how important it is to seal the windows well. We used Tyvek Straight Flash and Flexwrap. We were very impressed on how well it sealed it up along the flang.
We were able to start putting on siding. We are using Smart Siding by LP. Mr. Holland used it on his house last year, and was impressed on how well it went up.
Mr. Holland hopes to finish the metal and put on the fascia this weekend. We are looking for an electrician to wire it if anyone knows someone in the area.
We had several people stop and look at it this week.
We are a Gifted and Talented class in the Mountain Home School District