The Beginning

The Beginning
Our House

Monday, 26 September 2011

Lots happening!

Insulation - the room will be lovely and cozy in the winter!

More insulation!

Boys playing in the mess! 

The space where the wall was between the living room and dining room!
Well, lots has been happening since my last post!  We have pulled down the wall between the living room and dining room!  We think we are going to put in french doors.  The electricity cables are in upstairs (called a first fix I am told!)  One bedroom upstairs has had the insulation started too - it's starting to look like a house again, yippee!!

Off to the auction house again tomorrow!  Have my eye on a wee cupboard!!

Monday, 5 September 2011

Bits and bobs

A Gumtree purchase for the boys bedroom.
The brown part isn't wood it's paint!

After 1 coat of Nitromorse, we removed 4 or 5 layers of paint!
Items found under the old floorboards!

One of my auction purchases.

Another auction purchase!

I discovered Sunnyside Beach last week.  It's between Sandend and Cullen.
You have to walk for over a mile to get to it but it is so worth it.

The doocot by Sunnyside Beach.


The outside ground level is higher than inside in this room so was quite damp but this clever membrane keeps all the
moisture out!

The membrane continues out into the hallway

The new joists and damp proofing in the living room.

Bare ceiling in living room!

We were unsure why these openings were here but we have discovered
that the left one was where the original box bed was and the right side was a pantry!
Our 2 'helpers'!  They loved hammering the plaster and helping Michael with the cementing!

Framing starts in the boys bedroom

Framing for the en-suite and bathroom

Framing in the main bedroom.  Disappointed that we are covering up the fireplace but
we would have nowhere to put the bed!