Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
To make the third bedroom we had to close off the enrty into the kitchen. My brother-in-law came to lend a hand, so he was able to block off this entry and open another entry off the dining room.
After I had stripped all the wallpaper and exposed the bare wall, it was brown. I thought nothing of it until I started to paint. I started with a sealer thinking that would cover the brown. Not to be. With each coat of paint, the brown from the wall kept bleeding through the paint. I phoned my mum to ask her what I could do. She told me I would just have to keep painting until it covered. Thanks Mum!! I was hoping for a different answer!! I was so sick of painting, as it took 7... yes... 7 coates of paint on the walls in the boys room until I was finally happy with the result.
I used the pelmet that was already in the room. I stripped the wallpaper off it and initally thought I would cover it with some fabric, then thought it would be just as easy with paper. There are some really nice papers about these days. I went to the scrapbooking shop and picked up some paper that I think was made to go with the pillows on the beds. I still need to do some artwork for the walls in the boys room, and the lamp shades that I covered are in need of some additional trims to finish them off, but overall I am happy with how it is looking. I am going to make some more pillows for the beds, to tie in with the red, blue and white. The desk area is not finished yet but think I will put a bookcase in and some shelves above the desk. Big change from how it looked 6 months back!
P.S. Thanks to my best friend Belinda for being my first follower on this blog.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Photos below are of the back room which is being used as the play room for the kids.
So now that I have posted all of the before photos, I will start to take some photos of how the house is looking these days, after 6 months. I do think it will be a 10 year project though. Everywhere I look there is another job waiting to be done.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
6 months ago my husband and I bought a run down house in need of alot of attention. There was mess everywhere. The previous owner was a hoarder, I have seen stuff like it on the TV but never come into contact with anything like this in my life. The woman that owned the house had to get two truck loads of stuff out of the house, before we could even get a pest and building inspection done. Even after two truck loads of stuff out of the house it was still cluttered.
On the day of settlement I really did wonder what we had done to ourselves as I walked around the house. I also wondered if we would ever get the terrible smell out of the house that was created from animals and rubbish and never having a window open. How could any anyone live like this???? But guess there are probably more people than you think that do.