27 June, 2010

Renovation Update!

This weeks temperatures have dropped down to the low minuses and everything is freezing up. You know it is going to be cold when you are lying in bed in the early hours and you have to put the blankets over your head because your face is going numb, well that was what this morning was like and then the pipes where frozen and the poor dogs couldn't have a drink because their water was frozen.
I had a bit of a problem opening my car door at 8.30am this morning because it was FROZEN
On a warmer note I was blessed with one of my new kitchen bench tops, I chose a shiny cream marble looking top with a square edge.

Hubby is cutting out the top for my new kitchen sink, this bench is 1500 (5ft) long and we have to cut half of it out for the sink, but waste not, want not hubby is going to make me some chopping boards with the off cuts :)

Hubby hates doing the plumbing he is more of a wood man but after a few trial and errors we have no leaks :)

Isn't she nice and shiny, that's our friend Tony screwing the clips in to hold the sink down.

OH! my, doesn't that tap finish the sink off nicely

It even comes with a chopping board and a removable vegetable/scrap drainer.....very nice :)

And look my first set of washed dishes. I know its only a bench top and new sink but I have been waiting patiently for a long time now and if you keep reading there is more!

This is the opened gap in my lounge room ceiling at the moment and the cold breeze comes shooting down there on windy nights. BUT tomorrow the lovely guys that have been working on our new church helping my hubby are all coming out to rip that old ceiling down, replacing the beams (one beam in my ceiling is a tree branch can you believe that) and put up a new gyprock ceiling YAY YAY YAY! Mind you I have to cook up a feast for all these hard working guys but I think it is going to be worth it :)

Its a fairly long room and the whole ceiling is coming down, just think of the mess and dust. Once the ceiling has been replaced then we can do the cornices, skirting, window frames and then start to paint and then I can start decorating.

These are cheval mirrors I sell at my shop that are really nice and are often hard to find in shops, I sell them for $120 and they come in two colours baltic and walnut. I'm not sure why I have put them on this post but I have other things listed below in my shop that I sell and I could easily post these out to people if they were interested. We mainly sell large items we make but I have been getting in these french provincial items to give the shop another look.

These trays are really cute and are a nice size

This little rooster clock is only about 13cm high

This clock has strawberries and butterflies and is 15cm x 15cm

I also have a few plaques hanging around, this one would suit me :)

This is a Buffet & Hutch we make, I love the little drawers. We have made so many different combinations of these cupboards and they all look fantastic.

This is a little picture frame that opens out, I think it was so cute, it is about 20cm x 20cm and I sell it for $25, so cute.

You can display five photos is this little cutey!

Well that's about it for now, I should have photos of the next few days of our big revamp of our lounge room ceiling.

10 June, 2010

It has been Sooo... cold!

Winter is now really here, the temperatures are down in the minuses and the wind chill last night was terrible. Hubby and I went to Sydney last Friday and in was pouring with rain but got to fit in a lot of things but unfortunately we did not get to see the grandchildren, maybe when we go down next Tuesday. We did manage to buy stoves, fridges and a coffee machine for the kitchen in the new Church, some of the planting for the gardens will be done next week, the brick work should be finished as well as the gyprocking. The road is getting pulled up for the water and sewer connections today and hopefully we will be having our first Church service on the 19th June.

03 June, 2010

Whats going on!

Well hubby as been working on the laundry and I am really happy with it all. Yesterday he put in a bench top (it was left over from one of his jobs) and cut in the laundry tub. We are going to put in overhead cupboards and have a tile splash back. There will be another bench top on the other wall which will give me a lot of space to do folding and other tasks.

The floor is now tiled and grouted, the shelves are in, the washing machine is in and leveled and all that needs to be done is the skirting, architraves, doors on the cupboards, painting, light fittings and I think we're done :)

I've been thinking lately which is always dangerous as hubby says, I think I'd like my shop to have more shabby chic or maybe french provincial items in it. I have been looking through web sites and I'm liking the look of the creams and white furniture with splashes of vintage home wares. The canisters below sit on one of our Dressers and look very cute, I must say I am not a very good interior decorator but I'm hoping once you start adding items the picture you want will come together.

I have bundling up dried lavender cuttings and making lavender bags for our church stall we will be having in a few weeks. We have started a ladies fellowship group called "The Girl Friends" and we having a stall at our local markets to raise money for mission and community projects.

I'm off to Sydney tomorrow for a number of reasons as well as looking at stoves, coffee machines and other items we will need to fit out the kitchen in our new Church. I think we are leaving around 5am so we will be having a long day and I'm hoping to call in and see my daughter-in-law and grandbabies as well.

Farewell "Buddy Surprise"

Farewell "Buddy Surprise"