It was a perfect day. First time in 20 years for me and the first as a family.
It brought back so many childhood memories.
The day in photos:
|One of the finished bedside tables. We chose a very similar turquoise paint to the original, but painted the drawers white instead of yellow, Also see in the before pic that the feet had been painted over, I stripped that paint off by my little trick of soaking the feet in a jar water for a few hours, then just peeling the paint off by hand.|
|After - same window as above|
|The view from the bed of my wardrobes!|
|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.|