Tuesday, June 12, 2012

House update...

Would you believe we still haven't moved in?  We all have the flu so we've had to postpone things a little, while we huddle in bed with hot water bottles and boxes of tissues.  The house is virtually ready.  I just need to vacuum out the kids' rooms and slap some paint on the chipboard (we haven't chosen our carpet yet).  Here are a few photos of the progress…

Some of the kitchen cabinets are in.  That is a temporary bench top and sink.  There is still no splash back, kicker, taps or island bench but it is basically functional in a 'glamping' sort of way.
The fridge is in situ, complete with fabric alphabet magnets!  Priorities people!  Eventually there will be a narrow bookshelf next to the fridge for my cook books.
The lounge room, with a vaguely clean floor but still no furniture.
looking back towards the dining room, still filled with temporary furniture (and mess!)
The kids enjoying their first bath in the new tub!  We ended up leaving the tub 'shabby', partially out of laziness but also because I kind of like it that way.  We used garden taps here which I think are very cute!  Also check out the natural stone floor.  I love how this has turned out , and did I mention it was cheap?  The walls still need another coat or two of paint but I'll get there eventually!  I can't wait to put the wall garden in outside to give this window a bit of a view!
And just in case you were beginning to feel like this bathroom was almost finished here is a look in the other direction!!  The vanity is still a shell with a temporary top.  That basin isn't going to end up in this bathroom and will probably be used in our ensuite.  We still don't have lights so we have to rig up work lights when we are using a room.  I'm pretty sure this mirror will stay here but I am toying with the notion of spraying it a different colour.
Hope you're all keeping well.  I'll try not to be away so long before my next post.


  1. It looks great Susan! I love the bath and your new kitchen. The kids look so cute in the tub! :D

  2. Hope you're all on the mend soon. The house is coming along so well, love it. You'll be in before you know. :)