Sunday, August 29, 2010

Todays achievements :)

Oh sensational day here today.  Started off really cold and damp outside, so couldn't really 'do' anything till about midday - but have spent all afternoon out there.  Looking back, I couldn't figure out why it took so long!!
Firstly, I finished sanding between slats on the deck - then stained it - and went over the outter walls again...

My son thought it would be nice to add some nails to the decking - so I got a permanent marker and put dots where you might put nails - have to say - it does look nice!!
 Have varnished the front door (which is not supposed to look perfect..) and the decking - so it's looking nice :) Happy with the outcome. 

My windows and baloustrades are plastic, and thanks the the fabby group I have joined (link to the right) I decided to prime them and will paint them up.  My aim there is imperfection - which, to me, will look more authentic in the end.  My ex hubby and I weren't the best at renovations and building - nothing looked perfect - we tried hard, but in the end - the *I did it myself* look, I reallllly love!!  So.. going with that on here too ;-)

Not sure If I'll use shutters or not yet, but primed them as well.

It's still really cold here at night :( Nothing is perfectly dry so had to bring them in, room is a problem here, so brought them all in and have stacked them in order of dryness and priority.. between sheets of plastic protective sheets, hoping it wont' ruin anything!!!

 As you can see, my work bench 'inside' is tiny - it's right in front of the kitchen bench in our living room/dining area for now - I don't have a garage or shed to work in, sadly!! The bonus? The table sits over a heating vent! Will check everything tomorrow for progress - for some reason I don't want to go to work hahaha.. would much rather build my house.

Tomorrow things will slow down a little as I have some late days coming at work due to training.  Sad really - but, hoping to get some more priming done.  Bring on pay day - to get the paints for the trimmings etc so the house will really start to have a bit of character! I realised today, I need DOORKNOBS!! hahaha!! Oh and wiring for the lights.. have bought the power supply and such, but didn't deal with wiring to lights - must get onto that!

So far, this is the most fun I've had in years!! Loving the project!!! If there are no girls in my family who appreciate my work, it'll go to (eventually) my dear friend's daughter when I'm gone ;-)  Would be sad to do all this work for nothing!


  1. It is looking great! Looks like you are making lots of progress and can't wait to see more pics :)

  2. Thanks Lori - slow steps!! Just found a way to add some character to the timber work outside and might have a go at that this weekend - will need a bit more stain ;-) Didn't realise just how much I'd need!! This is the most fun I've had in years!!