So many things I have forget about our reno. Like when we first started, I remember the three ugly HUGE palm trees that were out the front. We got a professional in to take them down and I was in our front room watching and all of a sudden there was a “PING”!!! One of the seed pods on the ground was hit by the stump grinder and flew up and smashed one of the glass pains in the old sash windows we have, scared the life out of me!! Needless to say they organised to have it replaced, but just one of the many events to encounter along the way.
I also remember now when we cleared and levelled the front yard, the old path was taken out only to find a second path hidden under it about 200mm under the top one!! Plus some hidden sunken garden beds that all needed to be smashed out!!
Work out the back began with the race on to get the deck area sorted by my 30Th, which was about 2 months away at the time. My brother came down to help with this and did an amazing job, aside from smashing a another window out the back!! This time most of the panels in a double sash window. Luckily that one was coming out anyway
It all went up pretty quickly really, the deck boards them selves took the longest!! Such a tedious and back breaking job!
So Did we make it in time for the big bash? I am pleased to say, yes we did, it was a great party!! Had the cops called on us as we were still partying at 2am, and for those that know me, I was totally embarrassed!! I play by the rules, do as Im told, yes a bit of a goody two shoes!! SO if you live in my area, my apologies for the noise, but It’s about the only party we have had here in the four years we have been in our home.
Here are a couple of cheeky photos of the party:
Well I think I have blabbed enough for one day, will write again next week.
Where do I start!! We bought our dream home about 4 years ago, all be it a house that is over 65 years old, full of character and a lot of potential. It has been a HUGE roller coaster ride, with three kiddies, the middle one only a few months old when we started and the arrival of a third in the heart of it.
I must say it has nearly broken us. We have achieved so much and my poor hubby has worked tirelessly and at times to the point of breaking I think. However, we have become stronger and closer because of it. It is amazing what you can achieve when you put your mind to it.
I wont lie, it has come at a cost, to our bodies, our bank account and family holidays. We have had to put a lot on hold to do what we have and I hope that maybe, just maybe that might be about to change.
I thought I would start a little series of the journey. These are just a few photos I dug up early on in the piece. I was a little shocked we look a lot younger then when I was flicking through them all!!
I cant believe that this is where we started!! I think this could be a really good thing for me going over this and actually seeing what we have done, sometimes I think I can be a little hard on myself, and yes I know all my family and friends reading this are nodding your heads and saying “you think??” Well, you love me for it so what can I say.
I think that’s enough to digest for one night!! Will bring you more soon. If you are renovating and would like any ideas or inspiration feel free to comment or share your experiences, I would love to hear from you.
Wow just one sleep until our little home studio opening!! We cant wait to share with you what we have been upto over the past month, with so many gorgeous brands joining our studio.
We look forward to meeting some new customers and seeing some of our gorgeous regulars that have been with us from the start.
Thank you everyone for making this possible and a special mention to my mum, mum in law and sister and my aunty, you have all helped in so many ways so thank you xx
Here is a little sneek peak of some goodies we will have :
WE will have light refreshments available and look forward to a chat and a chance to get to know some locals. See you there, if you would like more info head to our fb page event here
have a wonderful night