Our old lady was passed to us in September 2014. Derelict, unloved and empty for years, she had seen a lot in her 70 odd years and needed to be rescued. We have spent the last 6 years lovingly restoring her, creating a warm, cosy family home. We love her, and the experience and knowledge … Continue reading The Final Chapter
To Renovate.. verb : restore (something old, especially a building) to a good state of repair. To me, the definition doesn't quite encompass the level of physical work, emotion, stress, money, time, energy and resulting satisfaction and sense of utter pride upon completion of said renovation. To renovate is complex, all consuming and involves tears, singing, … Continue reading THE Bathroom
It has been almost 4 years ago to the day that we moved into our Fixer Upper and, after cooking in a non functional, cheap and ill fitted kitchen which, lets be frank, met no standards, we finally can reveal our sparkling new hub of the home. The original 1940's kitchen was renovated in 2000, … Continue reading THE Kitchen
In 2014 we purchased a run down, post war, 1940's gem who had seen better days. Our blog is a story of our ongoing journey renovating and restoring our little lady. We hope you enjoy reading about her as much as we love living in and restoring her. Kirsty & Matt
Our little cottage is an original post WWII house, complete with timber frames, skinny jarrah floors and asbestos walls. At the end of WWII, the Government found themselves in somewhat of a housing crisis here in Western Australia, with the Doubleview northern corridor being one of the suburbs selected to build homes for our returning soldiers. … Continue reading Restoring Our Little Lady’s Facade
So, a couple of months ago I went into the 'entering the third trimester panic' where you realise the baby is coming, sooner rather than later, and perhaps you should buy a few bits and bobs and make a room habitable for a small human. I told the husband it was time to build in … Continue reading The Nursery
We didn't find any stashed cash but we did build a bathroom..
Transforming a horrible pokey, mouldy, badly designed & cheap bathroom into a luxurious haven.. part 1!
We recently purchased a wee fixer upper in Doubleview, Perth. She is a very tired old lady who hasn't seen any love for quite a number of years but she has good bones, amazing floorboards and most importantly, is located exactly where we want to live - winning! We moved in a week ago and … Continue reading Our little fixer upper