Wednesday, September 26, 2012

WIP - The Renovation Continues

With our move-in deadline fast approaching (this Sunday!!!!) we have been busy over the last few weeks getting as much done as possible.

Installing first wall cabinet in kitchen

Excitingly, all the kitchen cabinets are now in.  This installation was quite a fun time for me as I literally just sat back and watched the men work.  Afterall someone had to make sure they did it right.  He he he.

We are now waiting on the benchtop, which will hopefully be installed next week.

Erin painting above front door

Remember our paint dilemma?  Thankfully we finally decided on a colour, after umming and ahhing for what felt like forever.  Sorry to those who voted for 'Hog Bristle' (for the name alone!) but in the end we went with Solver Vitesse and I love it!  It's a soft grey-ey brown (or is that brown-y grey?) and looks terrific with our gorgeous Jarrah floorboards (which are being sanded and polished as I write).

Sambo and Erin painting main bedroom

Mr C and I are also extremely lucky to have some amazing friends & family members who have been helping in various ways throughout the process - and we thank them profusely for all the help.

In fact, one mate was so keen to come over and start painting that he ran out of his house wearing mis-matched shoes.  A-huh.  Don't believe me?  Well...

Mis-matched shoes

Gotta love when they are that keen!  Might have to remember that when we start the vegie garden.  And the chicken coop.  And the bathroom.  And... uh oh.

That's it really.  Bit boring I know but it'll be over soon.  I promise to post the before and afters within the next few weeks.  It's different, I assure you!


With all that going on, not much crafting has been happening, except for a few secret little projects in preparation for Donktober - due to start this coming Monday.  I hope you are all ready for a month of ridonkulousness!  I know I'm excited.  :)

Ok, seeing as I'm in such a good mood, I'll leave you with a little sneak peek of the first project on offer.

Pile of purple buttons

Ooo lots & lots of lovely buttons.  Come back on Monday to find out more.  ;)

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  1. Ooh not long now! How exciting! Love that you have heaps of helpers too!

    Those buttons look gorgeous - can't wait to see what you make with them. Sneak peeks welcome. ;)

  2. We are in the process of renovating our family room from the studs out, so I can relate to your construction zone. Exciting times!

  3. I can't wait to see the big kitchen reveal! Looking great so far. Too bad there is no Hog Bristle, though!

  4. Hope it all goes well with the move!

  5. Woooo how great the renovation is going so well! It's good to look back on the before, during and after pictures! Ooo those buttons! =D

  6. What a fabulous mess ;) glad so much is getting done and can't wait to see the results! The colour looks great! Lovely looking buttons too.

  7. That color ROCKS! Want to come be the color consultant for my new house??? Haha... I need worker bees like that over here!