Saturday, 30 August 2014

The croc mitt

Tilly utilizes what's on hand to keep warm.  In this instance, the crocs.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

The rumpus window

It is rather large. It faces west. It does have pleasant vista views. Currently rather crudely covered by boards and haphazard shelving which have no particular use (too shallow).  I am thinking of putting curtains up and removing the boards and shelving...will need a trip to Ikea for those curtains.  But for now, it will do to just plan and enjoy the view.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

The wardrobe painted

This wardrobe was recently updated with me rejigging the fixed middle panel so that it's now a functional door. Painted the other doors to give it a two-tone look. I have plans to move it into the guest bedroom and use it as it was originally intended ie a wardrobe and move the 2 Ikea Pax wardrobes out to use them as storage in the dining.  I need to get narrower clothes hangers.  None of the adult hangers fit into the narrower wardrobes of old.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

In a new light

It is amazing how rearranging a room layout adds new perspective to it.  This is the view of the rumpus from the dining area...so much warmer and enticing.

Rumpus dejavu

I had moved the furniture around before but decided that the original layout was better for the room. Since I was culling one piece of furniture per room in an attempt to free up more space, this arrangement suited the space much better.

The front porch with a white door

The front porch now with the newly painted front door and screen door which needs replacing in the future as it's rusting on the bottom edge still despite my attempts to salvage it with rust inhibitor.

Seventeen

Pavlova for a simple celebration.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Piano/music room

The Narnian wardrobe was moved to the adjoining music room. It holds fabric for sewing...and that is in serious need of decluttering as well...

Living room declutter

I have decided that we have far too many pieces of furniture in the house so I set about removing an item from each room and rearranging furniture to give us more breathing space...after a serious declutter of the contents too of course.  So I am left with this for the living room.

Friday, 15 August 2014

A white door

The entrance is now white.   Here is the inside.  I have yet to paint the outside of the door.  It brightens up the hallway considerably.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Little updates to Ethan's room

A shelf in the corner. A growing picture wall. Little touches to add personality.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Repurposing the vintage wardrobe

This old wardrobe in the kitchen/dining area has stored surplus kitchen items but like a lot of old furniture, it has problems. Namely the fact that the middle panel was nailed shut. The old mirror was removed earlier as it was looking less than safe. I have been attempting to hide the mess with the curtain but it didn't solve the problem of access to items behind the panel. I decided enough was enough and proceeded to pry out the middle panel. It was slow and painstaking because there were alot of nails and rather long ones at that.  After prying it off, I had to saw off the edge of the middle panel that was butted against the existing right door to allow for hinges and clearance.  Then I had to shave off a few mm off the bottom of the panel to allow it to swing easily. Will finish it off with mdf cut to size where the mirror used to be and a paint to bring it back to life.