The guys from Grate Expectations came to clean the bricks and point the fireplaces and also put in the limestone mantles today. Chimneys are coming along nicely, waiting for delivery of the woodburners which will only be March.
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Saturday, 23 January 2010
Finally got the vinyl flooring down in the kitchen! It was a hell of a lot easier than the bathroom, no toilets or basins to circumvent. Had to drill into the floor to lay a floor join cover strip between the kitchen and bathroom, which worked out quite well so I am happy.
Also moved some boxes into the house and some of our wedding gifts are going out onto the counters and shelves. We'll finally be in next weekend!
Friday, 22 January 2010
The quick fix vinyl flooring in the bathroom almost got the best of us (tricky to fit and cut!) but I finally got it finished today.
Paul and I also fitted a new, white siding to the bath, much better than the black and lightens up the room even more, along with the new floor.
Sunday, 17 January 2010
We have decided to move the tall fridge into the outside room and install a smaller under-counter fridge in the kitchen (thanks for the great idea Maz!). This has given us a lot more room for appliances and food preparation space.
Not much left to do in the kitchen before we moved in, woohoo, getting there now!
Saturday, 16 January 2010
We had the handyman come round today to help us install the decorative fireplace (we won't use it) in our bedroom. He made pretty quick work of it with a kango drill and I even capped an electrical outlet all on my own and survived!
The room is pretty much ready to crack on and decorate now.
Monday, 11 January 2010
Over the weekend, we painted the bathroom with "Apple White" to get a consistant green theme going, rather than the nasty yellow paint and wallpaper they had in there.
The basin and surrounding tiles are another shade of camo green, and the toilet itself is white!? Not sure who their interior decorator was but we are trying to make the best of it.
Friday, 8 January 2010
Tuesday, 5 January 2010
Spent the afternoon doing ceiling coving with Lu's dad. The walls bulge a bit so the 45 degree corners we've been cutting don't exactly meet up but that's what coving cement is for :)
Saw a bunch of electricians and plumbers this morning for a couple of odd job quotes.
Finally got the first coat of blue down on the walls of the kitchen. Here's a pic of Lucie while we were painting. Need to get a second coat on now and paint all the woodwork white, that yellowly colour is horrible. Also painted the cupboards and ceiling white and got a new roof light.
Andrew and Steve helped us move all our furniture from our current house, bed, bikes, shelving etc to the new one. Also went and got out new bed and drawers from Lu's folks and brought it all here. Really need to finish up the lounge and main bedroom so we can start unpacking.
We hired a long wheel base transit van today. I recommend Kendall hire not Thrifty, they're cowboys... and idiots but that's another story. We took a heap of junk to the dump today, old cupboards, dead pot plants, old wrought iron gate etc. Didn't realise you can't usually take a van to the dump but they didnt charge us so that was good.