Friday, 30 November 2012

Fresh flowers

as a thank you gift.  There's nothing quite like them.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

More re-organizing and building

Cleaned out another section of the garden (next to the back veranda) - planning to move the bunny cage to this area as it's always shaded.

Built another cupboard for storage of gardening things - needs a door.  Mostly reconstructed from recycled materials and ebay buys.  Hoping that it will all be sorted before spring's end when it will be too hot to work in the garden.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Tilly these days...

is still the delight that she is... framed by the neighbour's Jacaranda tree that's been flowering.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

These days...

With all that's been happening with the new ceilings and the re-organizing of the room, there's been a renewed flurry of organizing happening on a smaller scale and re-modelling of furniture to deal with storage issues.

The furniture has been moved about, new vignettes done

This one a favourite of mine

The orange pine bookcase was painted antique white and doors (bought second hand off ebay) added.

This old tea trolley (another ebay buy) used to house our shoes outside, has been moved in to house the DVDs temporarily until I find a better home for them. 

I built a new storage bench seat with MDF wardrobe doors that I found off ebay for a steal.  At the moment this stores all my power tools and sundries.
There's more to do yet but I need to work at a pace that suits the end of year flurry of activities with school things I'm afraid... and because I'm trying to re-use as much of what I already have lying around and only buy new if I have to, it's going slowly...

Monday, 12 November 2012

Egg hunt days

Shelter set up to encourage easy egg collecting...  
The girls are free-ranged on a daily basis and have sought varies obscure places in the garden to lay their eggs.  Of particular note is Nutmeg (Nutty Nutmeg as we call her) who persists in finding weird and wonderful spots throughout the garden to lay her eggs... when we finally find her stash to collect, she will promptly decide that it's no longer a 'safe' spot anymore and move on... hence every couple of days an 'Find Nutmeg and her eggs' day is pronounced and the whole family scours the garden corners in search for the elusive egg layer.  Cinnamon on the other hand is happy to lay in this temporary made 'shelter' (much to my relief).

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Re-arranging furniture

How the rumpus used to look

Entertainment unit moved

sofa rearranged...

Friday, 9 November 2012

Painting ceilings

is not for the faint of heart... my neck has been sore since... methinks I will ask the young man of the house to do the garage...

The walls needed a coat as well because the workmen had put hand marks and caulk marks on where the cornices meet the walls...

Thursday, 8 November 2012

The Dust Settles...

Gyprock ceiling back up in rumpus

And garage

Cornices added and sanded ready for paint

Another view of rumpus

Garage as well...

Garage after cleaning
And now to paint... and move furniture back... rumpus might as well get a makeover in the meantime...