Yay for a working house. Well mostly. We are definitely on the home stretch now, and on this grey old Melbourne day, I can see light at the end of the tunnel.
Our claw foot bath is looking as lovely as hoped for, and after living without a bath for many years, it certainly is one luxury I'm glad we invested in. It's deep, and stays warm for an age. Just what I need after a big day in the garden. We are a long way off completion here, and will be without a vanity for another month or so, but still, I can see what it will be like.
Likewise the kitchen is a work in progress. Floor is down, cupboards are in, and appliances are working. Painting is a while away, as are kickboards and trim. If you look closely, you can see a glimpse of our bathroom through the kitchen. We have lined the walls with pressed metal, and I can't wait to show you the end result.
Window coverings are on order, and I can't stress how much they are needed. Through the window is our neighbour, and while she is awfully friendly, a bit of privacy is a must. As a temporary measure, I've sourced a lacy window film that gives us both light, and privacy.
The kitchen is very much in use.
The bench tops are a true labour of love though, needing oiling every three days for the first couple of months.
I fell in love with this vintage enamelled shade a while back, and this will hang above my island bench. It's weight mean that it will require a ceiling beam by way of reinforcement, and rewiring to bring it up to standard.
Other rooms have had a bit of a work over too. New carpet has replaced old, and a fresh coat of paint throughout. Furniture has been moved, and a few decals are gracing the walls. The bird and tree was so inexpensive, and easy to put up. Best of all, it will be easy remove further down the track if we decide on something a bit different.
Owls are multiplying (I'm aiming for a Parliament) and cheering me up no end with their quirky little faces.
And finally, just to prove that the cool weather is here, mini cyclamens are flowering away at my desk.
I feel that I have missed an entire season, and really, I think I have. Summer was over in the blink of an eye, taken up with house renovating, and a lack of hot lazy days. Before I know it, Easter will be here, and hopefully, I will be ready.