Sunday, September 27, 2009

More Colors

Master bedroom, with unfinished shower in the backgroundSome more progress pictures of the dome... I'll also show you the other two wall colors. The master bedroom is painted in Ruskin Green...
Kitchen...and the kitchen in Hubbard Squash. (Totally aside, I am wearing what is possibly the Most Unflattering Dress In the World. Can you believe this thing used to be too small for me at one point? I refuse to get rid of it, even though it now fits like a potato sack, because it is just that comfortable. But it has now been relegated to a weekends-only, wear-around-the-house role.)
Hunter rocks outThe second-story flooring is about halfway installed. They were apparently working in Hunter's room when they knocked off for the weekend.
Jump, jumpAli & her friends finished the splatter paint project today. There was a good bit of jumping to get the paint up high enough... a bit funny to watch.
Washing upOf course, once again, the girls ended up wearing as much paint as the walls.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Entry way & stairsThe oak flooring is going in at the dome. It looks more fabulous than I could have possibly believed. It's slow going, though, it will probably take the crew two or three weeks to get it all down, sanded, stained, and sealed. And that's without doing the basement.
What a mess...Ali was quite adamant about doing something different, paint-wise, in her room. She settled on choosing three of her favorite colors to do a splatter-paint pattern in her room. I was rather apprehensive that it would just look messy, but it's actually turning out quite nice. She (along with two friends) did half of the room last night, adding a few handprints too. The girls ended up wearing as much paint as the walls did...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Meet the Contractor

Chad installing a ceiling canHere's the dome's last general contractor, Chad. We <3 Chad. He's working on the electric finish today, should take another day or so. Paint is finished! Tomorrow the floor installers start. That's a big piece of the schedule, they'll probably be laying floor for the next week or two.

Three of the five colors in the dome's final color scheme are visible in this picture -- the dining room walls are painted Antiquarian Brown, then you can see just a little sliver of the family room's Roycroft Copper Red, and the far kitchen wall (and the ceiling) are done in Roycroft Vellum. (The other two colors are Ruskin Room Green, a medium sage green, and Hubbard Squash, a rich yellow.) I chose all of the colors from the Arts & Crafts palette by Sherwin Williams. I'm doing a lot of the finish work & decor in the Craftsman style -- bronze fixturing, stained glass, mission wood, &c. Perhaps I'm mixing metaphors here; there's not a lot of intersection between the square pillars of Prairie School and the ultra-modern triangular panels of the geodesic dome. But heck, they're my metaphors and I can mix them if I want...

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Work continues.

All hands on deckSome new pictures from the dome. The front deck is just about finished...
Kitchen are the kitchen cabinets. The original plans called for a curved kitchen island, but I've decided to put a little bistro table on the far wall instead.
World's strongest man?The crew brought in a little bobcat to do some earth work. Hunter thinks it's pretty cool :-)