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
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