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
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
Well, this bathroom renovation has taken bang on 4 months to complete. There has been blood (yes, blood), sweat (definitely), tears (umm yes), laughs, inappropriate boozing on the job, swearing (me not The Painter, sorry Mum), dirt (my lord, the filth of the roof!) and some pretty well deserved high 5's, all taken place in … Continue reading THE Ensuite | THE Grand Reveal
When we started looking at tile options we hunted online and in store to find something a smidgen different and something that wouldn't overpower our tiny 2mtr by 1.7mtr ensuite. The Painter and I both love encaustic floor tiles but felt they wouldn't be used to the best of their gorgeous ability in a small … Continue reading THE Ensuite Renovation | Part 4 | Timber Tiles
We didn't find any stashed cash but we did build a bathroom..
Who would have thought tapware could be so much fun? For a while now I have wanted black tapware. It's chic, sleek, sophisticated and makes a statement. What is not to love? Living in Perth, we are quite restricted with being able to physically view a product if it is not standard. Whilst many companies … Continue reading THE Ensuite Renovation | Part 2
When we purchased our fixer upper there were three selling points, it was in the suburb we wanted, the price was far below entry price to the area for the size of the home and it had amazing original floorboards (the only thing the previous owners had failed to damage). We saw past the holes … Continue reading THE Living Room | Our Fixer Upper
Transforming a horrible pokey, mouldy, badly designed & cheap bathroom into a luxurious haven.. part 1!