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Good Tuesday morning! I cannot believe we are on chapter 34. I love that you have been with me every step of the way from the first post where I announced we purchased land in PB.  And now,  here we are approaching the final home stretch. I was there last week and had such an amazing few days. First the weather was a perfect “10”, high 70’s, breezy and sunny…it does not get any better. We got around mostly on bike (went with a very good friend) and it was so hard to leave, I must admit. Only thing I didn’t love was coming home with a zillion bug bites…..

The highlight was getting the “crown jewel” delivered and installed and that would be my incredible magnificent hood. It was the hood of my dreams and watching it cone to life was one of the all time highlights of this entire building experience.

On top of that, getting to meet Cindy Mullen, the “countess of hoods” as I affectionately call her of  Classic Custom Metal Works with two of her closest friends (and incidentally long time followers of The Enchanted home) was a huge huge perk. They were so lovely and warm, and we had such a great afternoon together. A definite highlight of this entire experience.

So as I always do I share the latest with you, there is normally a subject to discuss after but as there are so many progress pics, this is all about progress today. I will be back in a week or two with even more progress because right now things are going fast and furiously. Without further ado, here we go-



Absolutely LOVE the floor, it was the  perfect color,  we held our breath until it was done:)

Back stair/entry….dirty but still pretty!

The hardware for the doors is stunning looks like unlacquered brass which I love

Exciting to see my bathroom room, installed the molding for the partitioned mirror panel above sink

Kitchen and some bath hardware was starting to get installed

The pantry getting the finished moldings done, just love the pale blue lacaquer, so happy I did this

The marble we were so lucky to find,  was one of the prettiest slabs of Calcutta Gold I have seen in a long time, really liking this thick simple edge

Had fun starting to play with hardware

Some of the ones I selected-

The back patio is basically done, waiting on our fans and furniture (and my planters)!

The shiplac has been painted, we used Sherwin William’s Alabaster, this is a really great color

The main stair just waiting on the railing, love the late day sun effect

“The hood”

Even watching it get uncrated was exciting!

I could already see this was a sheer work of art

Ta dah! And what a beauty she is!

The next day after the installation, seeing it up was incredibly thrilling

Surpassed my expectations in every way….most definitely my “dream hood”

The quality, attention to detail is superb thanks to Classic Custom Metal Works!

And one of Cindy’s friends, Cecilia (also a reader/customer) who was so thoughtful and talented,  made this beautiful watercolor for me as a memento of this exciting day-






METAL HOOD- CLASSIC CUSTOM METAL WORKS (ASK FOR CINDY)   if you are on Instagram click here to follow them, they are brand new to it!  (their website is under construction)





MARBLE FLOORING– TILE BAR  (ask for Jacob and tell them Tina from TEH sent you)

ALL STONE SLABS- AGM STONE (best slabs in the south)




Lots of good things happening over there, it’s been a experience doing this from afar, though we were hoping to be in late 2017, all good things come to those who wait, right? With luck it will be a wrap late March, that is the plan at least for now. Crossing my fingers. It was such fun to see everything in person and seeing that hood still has me smiling:)  Thanks for following along, until next time…..

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You certainly have a God given gift. Your talent is absolutely portrayed in this post. Stunning. God Bless. 🙂

Fabulous house!!! What an incredible job you’ve done! Tina, the “patio” is to die for, but darlin, down south we call that a porch 🙂 ENJOY and buy a gallon of bug spray!

The hood truly is a work of art. It blew my mind! Now I can’t wait to see the railing installed. Your taste is exquisite an such an inspiration, Tina. Thank you! Many happy years in your SC home. May it be soon be filled with the pitter patter of little feet – After a wedding of course. How’s that going? Ha ha.. Enjoy!!

Looks terrific. Could you post any pictures and details about the fans you selected for the porch. We need two fans for the loggia at our house and can’t find something I like. If you had fans installed at your main house in the loggia that info maybe wonderful as well since we are in VA and our house is a french style. Thanks, Angie

Great job so far, your kitchen will be stunning!! Wondering who your source is for your cabinet hardware??

Welcome to the South! Absolutely beautiful. You are the best with details. Love everything you do.

Tina, that hood is fabulous! It is indeed a work of art. I am looking forward to seeing the next update.

Tina, you will be sooo thankful you opted for a screened in porch…as you already know with your million bug bites!! We spend lots of time on ours here in North Carolina…enjoy and keep the updates and pictures coming! You are an inspiration!

We just finished a kitchen remodel last winter and I remember the stage where painters tape was used for make shift handles for the doors and cabinets until the hardware was installed. We lingered in that stage for quite a while as I couldn’t decide on the hardware…ha ha. So worth the wait though! Your home looks gorgeous and it won’t be long before you will be finished and enjoying it! Wonderful design and finish choices!

Simply amazing! So much to love here I scrolled up and down several times!
Tina that hood is to die for- I can u sweat and why you were so elated.
All your choices are just so pretty and classic but fresh and updated. Palmetto bluff is a very special place.
Thanks for sharing all the beauty!

Beautiful details, loving the shiplap. Pantry cabinets lovely in the pale blue lacquer, and the hood is stunning! You’re going to love that porch when the critters really start coming out at dusk!

Awesome, “The Hood” is spectacular! Absolutely love the kitchen, those cabinet, counter tops and back splash are beautiful. The patio is beautiful, I can imagine yourself enjoying a morning cup of JAVA, enjoying those beautiful views. Exciting, can’t wait to see it ALL complete, with your many talents. Happy Tuesday, make it a great day!

That hood is a work of art and stunning it is! I like the herringbone pattern on the floor of the bathroom.
Your home is beautiful even unfinished!

Just love seeing this progress, just gorgeous, I really love every single decision you have made. The hood, kitchen and blue lacquered cabinets are so pretty (your bathroom too). I can see why you were so excited over “the hood”. Thanks for sharing your sources, we are building a home in Atlanta and I have made note of several of your sources, your endorsement goes a long way with me.

Brava to you Tina, I know it’s a lot of work but look at the results!

As “enchanting” as all your pictures are, I think the pictures of your dog are my favorite. Furbabies are the best.

Your were right about the tiled wall in the kitchen. I wasn’t to sure about it until the good and cabinets were installed. Now I love it. Looks amazing!

Beautiful home, Can you tell us the manufacturer and color of your beautiful hardwood floors? Thanks!

Gorgeous hood, elegant artwork. The beautiful kitchen tile is grabbing my attention. Love that it covers the walls. Also becoming a fan of shiplap, ala Fixer Upper, which is now being incorporated everywhere for a cozy, clean look. Alabaster is a wonderful color, I agree. Wishing you many future blessings and happy times in PB. This is such a gorgeous home, Tina. Gather in the family and create lasting memories.

Love your bathroom cabinet doors-I used that door for my kitchen cabinets!
Can you post more info on your wood floor? We must replace our floors and are searching…
Thanks! You are really at the exciting stage when everything starts coming together!

So much to comment on, love it all. The hood is so beautiful, love that finish of the metal with the subtle accents of the toned down brass.
The kitchen and pantry cabinetry is just beautiful. I love that you kept the tile gong all the way, up seeing it with the countertops and backsplash confirms you were right to wait.
I would love to know the color of the wood floor and cant wait to see your stair railings. I hope you will share your plumbing choices as I love all the ones you chose. Great job Tina, I am sure you will be very happy there, it is a beautiful spot.

Your home is beautiful. There are so many things about it that I love! The hood is fantastic!

Everything looks simply gorgeous. So beautiful! Do you mind sharing the color of the pale blue lacquer? It’s perfect!

The house is coming together beautifully. The hood is stunning!!
Wishing you much joy in your new home.

The tile adjacent to the hood is gorgeous. I called your source this afternoon and thanks to you, I will be using it in my new kitchen. Your taste is the perfect balance of everything. Many thanks for sharing.

Your home is amazing! So much time and thought, that has come together in the best way. Can’t wait to see it furnished! Love your kitchen hood, did you also do a hood for outdoor kitchen? Looks like shiplap.

Oh my goodness, Tina. That hood is SIMPLY STUNNING. A true statement piece. Your home is lovely. Can’t WAIT for the full tour when your PB home is done and the furniture is in place. You are lucky I don’t live closer . . . I really would invite myself over for an in person tour LOL!! Thank you so much for sharing the journey with your readers. As I’ve stated before, your life could not be more different than mine, but I love seeing your world through your blog. Blessings from Missouri!!!

Tina- your marble tile to the ceiling turned out beautiful. In fact it has the same effect a wallpaper would have and grounds the upper cabinet. Hope you are happy with it after all.

Hi Your home really is like a dream, oh how I would love to move and start fresh!!! We are thinking about refinishing our floors they were natural stain but have turned a really off yellow just awful with my decor. Would you mind sharing the stain you used for your hardwoods? Thanks so much!

Love your back patio. Could spend hours out there. The stove top hood is just stunning !

You asked about the tile to the ceiling in the kitchen at one point, and I was one who was not sure about it, but seeing the tile as a backdrop for the magnificent hood is spectacular! Yes, the hood is a true jewel of a statement so you must ecstatic! Once again, you have created another beautiful home that I want to see in person. I think you should have an open house when you are finished, perhaps late this summer or in the fall.
P.S. You’ll be happy to have a screened in porch to keep those nasty tiny bugs out. I moved to Charleston 3 years ago and they are horrible in the spring.

My mouth dropped open and I didn’t shut it until I finished reading this post… the hood is stunning!

So very excited for you and your family! It is all gorgeous!

*No need to publish this sentence….just for you…. I think you meant ‘shiplap’ not shiplac.

Tina, This new home is heavenly in every way. May you enjoy many happy gatherings with family and friends.

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