|Before - same corner of the room|
|Before - same corner of the room|
|After - Same angle as above|
We have filled holes and cracks, painted ceiling and walls white and the wardrobe and window a semi gloss white. Removed the double curtains and replaced them with white block out roller blinds, the floors have been sanded and finished in a water based satin finish, The timber floors have turned out beautifully. Installed a new pendant light, wardrobe fixtures and a new door stop.
Due to all the hard work getting the walls all blemish free at the moment we are very reluctant to hang anything up on them and therefor having to put holes back in them. So for now, our walls have that minimalist look, which we are liking, but I am sure in a few years we may be ready to hang a few things up on the walls.
The only pics I had to use as the before photos are what I took during the building and pest inspection. It's a bit hard to compare different peoples furnishings, but it is a good example of how a room can be decluttered to make it look bigger and window treatments changed to make a room look brighter.
All furniture I have used is all reused from what I already owned. All of it is vintage hand me downs, lucky kerbside finds and op shop purchases, I painted a few of the items mint green, including the bedhead. The only new purchases are the Sheridan bedspread and the $5 kmart cloud pillow and the Flamingo pillow from Freedom.
My daughter is loving her room, It goes from spotlessly clean to extremely messy in a matter of minutes!
PS.. Sorry the photos are poor quality, they were taken on my phone, which is packing it in.
|Almost every window had to be tuned up, as many had been painted shut or too swollen to open easily|
|Resting the aching back and checking our work|
|We set up a little door painting warehouse|
|Have always loved breeze blocks and they will definitely be used somewhere around our house eventually.|
|Short wall dividing the kitchen and lounge|
|Kitchen and tiles have now been completely removed and a new kitchen ordered|
|Obviously not the original kitchen. We think it was installed about 12 years ago, ready for tenants.|
|Loved this door bell speaker the moment I viewed the house. it is no longer wired to anything but will be kept here You can just see the textured main butterfly ceiling.|
|Damage where the box gutter had leaked years ago before new down pipes were installed.|
|I am thinking this is an original, complete with grey/lilac paint splatters in the main bedroom.|
|Also loved the stairs when I first met this house.|
|Sadly an outside laundry, even though I promised myself my next house would not have that, like my first house. But we have plans in store to fix this, eventually.|
|The lattice will be removed to reveal the cantilevered corner deck in all it's glory.|
|We have removed a piece of unnecessary timber above the car port, this awaiting cleaning up and painting.|
|The patio has been painted in readiness for the new roof, this is the only external area we will paint for now. The outdoor painting will be done once we move in.|
|We love the brick breeze wall and the timber feature of the back stairs.|
|Sadly the back stairs will need to be replaced, but it's pretty far down the list.|
|Corner deck. We love this bluish grey colour and will keep it very similar.|
|Left of the front door. Garden to be redone, painting and wood rot to attend to.|
|Retro path to the hill hoist.|
|Front of the corner deck, here you can see the piece of timber that we removed. It used to hold a lattice carport/pergola years ago.|
|The awnings are good for a house with no eaves, but will eventually need to be replaced as they have rusted through.|
|The back view of our butterfly roof including a commercial size box gutter and rain head.|
|The opposite end of the house from the corner deck. The bedrooms are also cantilevered.|