October 17, 2011

House Update

It's all happening at The Money Pit. My head is swimming with times, dates, tradies and paint colours!

I have so much to tell all of you.

The cornice is up and it looks magical! The profile is called New York, and it is very stylish and suits the house very well.






The plumbers were here last week and installed our downpipes and the stormwater pipes underneath the house. I must say, they are very neat!




Our carpenter has been working very hard every weekend and is working away on the skirting boards and architraves. He has started putting up the chair rails and picture rails and now the house is looking very traditional.






We have a super busy week this week. The floor sanding man came today and did a rough sand of the kitchen floor, because on Wednesday........the kitchen goes in! Oh the glory, I'm so excited!

The water proofer comes tommorrow for our bathrooms and laundry and I have to phone the tiler who is also starting this week.

And the painter started today as well!

We are waiting for the fretwork and ceiling roses to arrive. I'm really looking forward to seeing how they look!

The plumbers are back next Monday as our water tanks arrive and they have to dig trenches and place and connect the tanks.

Over the next 3 weeks, there will be a huge input of work. It's such an exciting time for us.

The kids are starting to talk about their rooms, and how they want to decorate.

I'm just thinking about my child free craft room, and the fact I'll be able to go to the bathroom without walking through the rain. Bliss.

28 comments:

Suzanne said...

I'm almost jealous. I know some hate building a house but for some weird reason, i love the process. The cornices ARE gorgeous. Can't wait to see more!

Dorothy said...

Oh, how exciting! I love your high ceilings and cornices... It is going to be a beautiful home...

Mum on the Run said...

Woo hoo!
It's on!!
I love that you will know every last nook and cranny in your home.
That you have played such a huge part in every step of it's design and construction.
My mind boggles at the number of decisions you must have made throughout the process.
Agggh. One bathroom tile was enough to occupy this little head of mine!!
:-)

Dreaming said...

Oh, it all looks so beautiful. I love the picture rails. Hmmm... that gives me an idea!

Posh Totty said...

Ohh its looking really good :O)

sophie...^5 said...

So exciting to see the progression and the finale expectation...woohoo!

E. said...

Wow, so much progress. How great it will be when it's all finished.

Melissa said...

Wow..that IS a lot of action in a quick time. How exciting!

I'm falling in love with what looks like a wrap around verandah?????

brismod said...

Oh my! It's coming together, isn't it? Love your choice of cornice and all your other traditional features. It's going to look terrific. xx

Naomi said...

Look at you and your house go! so awesome to see it coming together - you are just going to cry when it is all finished :) N x

Something Gorgeous said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm so glad I've found yours as your renovation looks very exciting. Looking forward to following your progress. x

www.FarmLifeLessons.blogspot.com said...

It's all coming together! Wahoo!!

Muddled Up Mumma said...

Wow it's really coming together.... Once the kitchen is in you will know you are on the home straight!

Farmers Wifey said...

Thank you guys. I'm going to post some pics of our shed in the next day or so, just to show how we have been living for the past 3years. You will then understand why I'm so looking forward to living IN A HOUSE!

Kate @ Puddles and Gumboots said...

It's looking so great! I love the cornices! I can't wait to see photos when its all done

Foursons said...

Oh, you're getting to the fun stuff! Take lots and lots of pictures. I want to see it ALL.

Kellie said...

It's going to be gorgeous Michelle!

I'd love to have picture rails in our home, I think they add such class.

x

AlyceB said...

Ooh, love the chair rails! And a child-free craft room?! Bliss!! My sewing room is our dining room. Which we don't really use as it's too squishy for high chairs. But how I'd love a purpose-built sewing room!

Farmers Wifey said...

Thank you lovelies, I'll be sure to add you to the growing list for our online house warming party :)

Mum's the word said...

its really starting to look amazing! I love how you call it the money pit heeheehee!! and a kid free craft room? I would be in heaven! xx

Farmers Wifey said...

I think I'm looking forward to the child free craftroom MORE than the kitchen!!

My Pigeon Pair said...

You better be having a housewarming party and I better be invited! I HAVE to see this amazing house! What amasterpiece of blood, sweat, tears and of course MONEY!!!

Norlin said...

Wow your house is coming together so nicely! Love the detailing around the house and I can't wait to see it all finished! :)

River said...

It's really starting to look like a house now. I like the neatness of the under house pipes.

Tina ~ Tina Gray {dot} Me said...

It's looking fabulous, Michelle. Loving the cornices and picture rails.

Farmers Wifey said...

EVERYONES INVITED!!!! I really miss entertaining, not that we did alot of that before anyway, but I can't wait for bbqs on the deck and just relaxing and chillin...

Thank you for your kind words, I am loving your comments and motivation!

Clair End said...

OMG, I can't believe this progress! The house looks fantastic, I am certain when I say it will be a masterpiece when it is finished!

Farmers Wifey said...

Me either, so much seems to have happened in the last 3 months xox