Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Week One - Scaffolding is Ugly

Well here is my ugly house. This is my challenge. And just when I thought my house couldn't look any uglier on the outside, it now does. 
One word : Scaffolding.
 I have to say scaffolding is completely ugly.  I woke yesterday at 6:30am to find 8 men in my front yard lugging yellow metal poles, ladders and planks.
It was so cold outside. I am not sure how these men do it. But they do it. Before long it was all up. 
My beautiful green front lawn will soon be a thing of the past. There is a huge skip bin and stuff everywhere. 
So this week is about ripping off gutters, roof tiles and building eaves. Then the whole roof will come off (yep no roof) and replaced. 
Meanwhile I have narrowed my interior paint colour down to 2 choices.
 After $120 spent on sample pots I am over it. Will decide tomorrow.
Simone
xx

Thursday, June 12, 2014

I Now Officially Hate Grey



A few days ago I was so excited about choosing new house colours. 
I wanted to find the perfect shade of grey. So off to the paint shop I went and came home with 4 sample pots. 
How hard could it be?
I painted a few swatches on the wall here and there.

Then the next morning as I came downstairs they all looked different on the wall!
How dare they change colour overnight.
Back to the paint shop, more sample pots. More painting.
Yesterday I thought I had found my colour - so I painted a whole wall. I was so excited (see second picture).
After 4 hours and a bottle of red, I had not found my colour.
So I am still searching for my shade of grey.
Will let you know when I find it.
At least my trusty Lab understands my pains.
Simone xx


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

And So it Begins....


Well my friends...... my renovation has started, and it won't be long until I will be sitting in rubble and dust. I have a vision of what I have wanted to create. Now I have to try and make it happen. Hope you will join me along the way on this journey.

Simone xx

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