Monday, August 26, 2013

Home at last!

It's been a while since my last post.  Firstly we went on holiday to the snow for a week.  NOT an ideal time, but when I booked in January, I hadn't counted on the weather being so bad, and assumed we would be finished the house.  We moved in on the 11th August and have been crazy busy since.  Not finished yet, but almost....  Our bedroom upstairs should be finished within the next week.  And then.... the pool.  Yey!

Front of house - we even got the front garden in!

The (rather large) living area. 
Its a little cavernous at the moment.  I have a few ideas for the other end of the room.  Still thinking ...........

I love my new kitchen *sigh* 
The splashbacks, ceiling fans, air con and intercom system are still to be installed, so still a bit to do here.  I really need to do something with those bar stools.  They are solid timber and a great shape.  I was considering painting the legs white and stripping back the dark stain on the seat to make it lighter.  Suggestions welcome.


The dining chairs have a story...
 I was dropping off some old stuff  (so annoying when you realised you have packed something that you really don't need) at the local charity shop, and spotted these chairs.  OMG!  Love at first site, and a silly, silly price.  They are Tasmanian oak and direct from the sixties.  I have plans to restore and reupholster them.  Still deciding on the fabric.   They came with the not-so-fabulous table at the back of the room.  I have plans for that too...

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  1. Congratulations - you're in! And there's still plenty of time to get your pool done before Summer. How do you like your C. pendants? In love much? I'm still seeing if I can find a spot for one at mine. As for the kitchen stools, I would either paint them white or for a pop of colour - yellow. I'm really loving yellow with timber at the moment (check out the angle leg stools at Mark Tuckey for some stool colour inspiration.) xx

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    1. Thanks for pointing to Mark Tuckey. Great site full of lovely things. And yes, it took me days to stop staring and sighing at my kitchen pendants. I think my family thought i was a bit strange!

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    2. Hi Susan, I have found the perfect spot for this pendant at my house - and holy crap! They're not exactly cheap are they? I am looking at getting the P3 (400mm) in matt white. I gather you searched around - could you tell me where you ended up buying yours from? (btw, I think my family think that I have gone a bit strange as well - all I can think about is lighting. It's the only thing left to lock-in.) xx

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  2. Well I like the idea of a splash of colour too but wait until you have upholstered the chairs. That will probably inspire the coulour. What do you think of the Marimekko designs?

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    1. Gorgeous fabrics at Marimekko - definitely worth thinking about. See you soon!!

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  3. I have really enjoyed reading your Blog! Love the bar stools in the kitchen! Made me itchy wanting to help! Pop by for a visit if you have time.
    Tracy

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    1. Thanks, Tracy. This is the fun part for me, as I get to be "hands on", instead of just my fabulous builder/husband having all the fun.

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  4. YAY!! Found you - very happy for you that you've finished but a bit sad too as I'm actively looking for renos that are underway! Any ideas?

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  5. What a lovely large living area!!! Stunning colours in the floor boards.

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