Sunday, March 28, 2010

Still Alive...Progress Resumes

Has been a little while since the last post...a month actually. I was hoping during the course of it all that I wouldn't have any large gaps in it like that. Wanted to stay on the ball and all of that, but unfortunately seeing as I'm only at the renovation and not build stage, there'll be some of those.

In the last month we haven't actually done a lot. We finished off the stones and garden bed along the fence opposite the kitchen and we also finished the shade cloth area. Just in time too because we had those massive storms just after it was completed and it held up really well under the extreme weather.

That's actually about as far as we've gotten in the backyard. Work rosters have been pretty unaccomodating and my parents build has finally gotten started (now up to the roof frame) so that has taken over more of their spare time.

Inside the house we're currently in the process of ripping up carpet, painting and replacing cupboard handles though. It's making a big difference to the place already. The carpet is getting laid on Tuesday morning, but we only realised late last week that it says on our invoice the costing doesn't cover the removal of carpet, so we had to hire a skip and start tugging up the carpets in the spare room (What was Steve's) the back hallway, my parents room, the lounge room and our room. It's taken a couple of days but we've almost finished it now. Just have to do the area under my parents bed and where the tv unit is in the lounge.

At the same time mum has been painting all the skirting boards white down the back of the house and gave the spare room it's second coat of Hogs Bristle to finish it off (Before Steve moved in we forgot to paint over the hideous purple that was in there so we rushed one coat over it the night before he moved in). It's making a big difference and really lifting it all. Will look nice when the carpet is laid down there as well. We'll just have to paint the walls in the hallway, then give the bathroom and laundry a new coat of paint. The laundry is a horrible faded mint green. I can't wait for that to get fixed up.

Also we bought a bunch of silver/chrome door handles to put on all of the cupboards in the kitchen and bathroom vanities. They had very clunky plastic ones on them originally and these new ones look a treat :)

That's about it for now. I'll do the pictures once the carpet is all done

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