In March we finally had all the parts and materials needed to build the fireplace, and so we did. 🙂 We have been using our living room space as a storage and painting station for a few months and when the limestone arrived for our second bathroom we carried all 1800 kilos from the driveway into the house to dry. Then we carried everything one flight up to be next to where the bathroom is going to be built in a few week’s time. We moved the painting station into that room as well. I drew the bookcase in our office and our carpenter built it and did such a good job. He managed to solve angles and how different planes meet that I could not figure out. He also built the shelves in the walk-in-close. Since the shelves came up we have been using it as storage too and it has made me hesitant to take pictures of it. 😉 We got the foundation for the outside staircase made. Now we just have to clad it with stone. The work on the garage started. We are going to turn it into an insulated garage and workshop for me to develop my industrial design skills. 🙂 If it was not for Covid we would not have done it but one must adapt to the changing circumstances.
I asked the carpenter to not make the fireplace’s surface too perfect. I also like it to be as white as the ceiling because then you have that as a reference when you look at everything else in the space and realize that all else are different soft grey and beige colors and not actually white.
We have started to work our way through the house to tend to those small details, details that I see immediately when I walk into a room, a long to-do list goes off in my mind. It takes energy even though you do not really notice that it does until you are done painting a window and feel the lightness of that one step forward, closer to a home that is done.