Monday, 18 April 2011

Pictures of outside.

 The above picture is at the front of the house
 This one is taken outside our  laundry door,
The vege patch,  the chooks helped themselves to some of the plants..
 Above autumn leaves , this is also in the backyard

Nothing much is happening here today so I thought I would take a few photo's of the yard.

The first pic is if you stood looking at the house.  The tree is a huge elm tree busy at the moment dropping its leaves everywhere.   I am not sure that we will be able to grow any plants underneath it.

The second picture is to the left when I walk out the laundry door.  Its a little overgrown  and in need of some TLC.

Monday, 11 April 2011

One coat of paint done, one to go

After  a lot of umming and aahing , the curtain material was finally decided, thanks mainly  to the wonderful lady at the paint shop who worked through several  curtain / paint combinations.

Sunday afternoon was then spent painting.  Pete did the high bits, Olivia did the low bits and I did what was left.   The colour at first appeared too dark and I started to worry that I had made the wrong choice but as we went on it seemed to be lighter.  It is a funny colour, it seemed to have an orange tinge to it, then as the day wore on and the room got darker it then appeared green.

I am looking forward to getting the second coat on and seeing how it looks then.  At the moment it is quite patchy especially around the area's where we have cut in.

Monday, 4 April 2011

On a roll.

This is the next problem area, which probably should be dealt with first as this is what  visitors see as they enter he house.

Most of the stuff on the floor is to go to the op shop or hard rubbish later this week.

 The photo above is what you see as you come in the front door, the sliding doors open to the back yard.
 These are the cupboards on the right as you walk in , there is a lounge to the left.

After you have walked in if you were to turn around this is what you would see.

I need to make the front door area welcoming... Again a big area which is well to be honest BORING.   Paint in a some cream colour , there is nothing appealing or inviting about it.....It is a strange entrance as there are cupboards on the right as you walk in...a lounge is to the left , in front is another big area which really doesn't seem to have purpose.. sliding doors at the end open out into the back yard.

The curtain  drag on the ground and  need to be replaced.  Will see what the curtain lady suggests when she is here later in the week.  Time for a lick of paint I think..

Sunday, 3 April 2011

More about the dining room..

I have someone  coming to do a quote for a curtain  later this week..  Hopefully she will also be able to guide me in colour choice etc.

I thought I would measure the room, the window is 180 cm wide, there is 120 cm of wall on the right ( as you are looking into the room)  this is the side nearest the fire.

The wall on the other side of the window is 185 cm wide.  The long wall  is 14 foot long  is 14 feet long    ( ?? 430 cm).

The opening into the kitchen is  180 cm,  there is no doorway ( just a hole in the wall. 160 cm wall near the heater and 150 on the other side.

I have a pic of the light fitting also.. ( not a good pic )