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I am a SAHM who does work from home occasionally, dedicated to raising 3 Godly, independent, healthy children. Loving the home building process though it is not without challenges. I have fairly free reign over the creative aspect of the project...just not the financial side!
Showing posts with label redo my space. Show all posts
Showing posts with label redo my space. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

New splashback

My kitchen splashback was one thing that never sat well with me - too dark, flat and heavy! We engaged the services of a tiler for another project so we decided to change over the splashback too.
Whilst I was led to believe this was a small, quick job, it actually involved demolishing the whole wall.

By the next day, it was all finished off. I couldn't be more pleased with the result.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Office/guest room

The room not yet seen finished. This room is near the front door on the right and is a multipurpose room. An office area for us with a sofa bed for guests. Fortunately we don't have guests too often as it is a little squeezy when the bed is folded out. 
The print is from Etsy which incorporates a favourite Bible verse and we have the World's Most Expensive floating shelf over the desk but that is a looooong story!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Lounge room finished

Finally! Nearly 2 years on, we received the final major piece for our formal lounge (the one that we don't really use much) A rug arrived from the U.S today wrapped in 5 different layers which was very frustrating. On a side note, I cannot believe that all those TV reno shows can dress a room in mere minutes. It took me about 25 minutes to get the plastic off one rug.

I just love the rug and how it changes the feel of the room. It really pulls the furniture all together.

Friday, December 19, 2014

More new furniture

 Over the past few months more furniture has been arriving. I have been waiting until it is completely finished before posting but I think that time may be some time away. So here are some almost finished rooms.

A new rug to break up the tiles

Excuse the fitball - another 6 weeks until my chair arrives

A daybed come foldout guest bed

We will add a floating shelf above the desk early next year

LOVE the cushions

LOVE my new coffee table

A plant would go nicely in this corner

Some nice artwork over the lounge

Thursday, October 30, 2014

New upstairs joinery

Yesterday saw this new addition getting puttied and painted to finish it off properly. I am yet to find the right decorator items to fit in the cubes but I have some things that will do for now. In the floating cupboards, you'll find board games, puzzles and our old photo albums that I can't bear to part with just yet.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A teaser

A sneak peek at the lounge room which isn't quite finished yet. Still waiting on the coffee table (mid December) and some decorator items.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Kids' study

...is pretty much finished now. A few more accessories to fill in shelves, a visit from the electrician and we are done. The children love using their own space for homework. Long may the novelty factor continue.



Girls' desk

H's side
I love it so much. Unfortunately I didn't think it through enough at planning stage and we have had to move powerpoints and light switches to accommodate the joinery - a cost I would have preferred spending on something else.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Our first birthday!

So very hard to believe that it has been 12 months since we rushed over to Eden Brae Head Office to collect our keys. That time has simply flown by. On the other hand, it is so much our home and we cannot really remember the 12 years that we lived in Timbarra Road.
To celebrate, we are finishing off the rooms that still need completion. Kids' study joinery yesterday & tomorrow and a delivery of lounge room furniture & a new desk for me tomorrow. There may be some champagne involved too ;-)
Another big thankyou to my main supporters paid and unpaid. My wonderful designer Anastasia is ready to see the back of me, I think - it has been a BIG project. And my friend, Lucinda, has been so supportive and excited for/with me.
I will give you a sneak peek at one side of the kids' study before we finish it off....

Friday, October 17, 2014

Our bedroom nook

The area of our bedroom under the windows was vast and bare though Brad thought it was just fine as it was (read = do you really need to buy more furniture?)! My little reading nook is finished, is very comfortable and helps the room to look complete.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Some of the new joinery

There will be a small burst of activity on the blog as we head towards the end of 2014. We are waiting for some more furniture and furnishings to arrive to finish off the final rooms in the house. All ordered and paid for, just waiting on delivery.

Yesterday, our amazing joiner installed the long awaited extra bits and pieces to fill in niches and gaps. We are stoked with the outcome!

Outside the kids' study - previously the school bag dumping ground

Now a cupboard for each child

And a drawer each for Brad & I

Floating bookshelves in the media room

Screaming out for some books

Overhead cupboards in the laundry to accommodate the new hanging rail. The timber block needs to be painted.

Not sure what will go in the cupboards - so much storage considering the other side of the room houses full length cupboards!   

We had a large niche upstairs that has been transformed but it needs some painting work to it before I reveal it. Within the next 2 weeks, Davella Kitchens will install all the desks and shelving units in the kids' study. Another exciting day in our household.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Joinery time

I am busy behind the scenes working, with Anastasia  from re-do my space, on the final few rooms in the house. It will very exciting to get them usable and looking complete - kids' study, adult study/with sofa bed and lounge room.
We are working with a joiner, Darren from Davella Kitchens to fit out the kids' study with desks and bookcases. Here are some plans....
The girls' side of the room

My boy's desk with bookshelves and lower cupboards

While he was here, we also had plans drawn up for some other joinery to fill in niches.

Opposite kids' study for school bags and some floating shelves in the media room

The large upstairs niche will gain some floating cupboards and cubes

And the laundry will get some more cupboards so a hanging rod can be attached

Looking forward to this all being installed sometime in the next month or so.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Finally....the reveal!

A little teaser of what is to come....
Anastasia from re-do my space has written a blog post to show us BEFORE and AFTERS of some of my rooms. Anastasia's passion for her work meant that the post is HUGE and it was too difficult to embed in the blog.
Click on the link below and then click on the file icon in the top lefthand corner. Select OPEN - it should take you to the document. Enjoy having a look