Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Some outdoor furniture

Our deck is all ready for summer evenings of wine and nibbles. Now we just need some plastic outdoor blinds!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Stonework finished

Today the tiler finished sealing the blade wall. Now I just need to find a letterbox.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Home sweet home.

At last we have moved in. We are both exhausted but loving it. Still heaps to do.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Our floorboards are finished!

Just got home to our finished floor. I'm loving the matt finish for this build.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


After changing my mind about what to choose for bathroom tiles I'm very happy with the outcome. White tiles on walls, grey floor and feature wall. Loving the simplicity of it all.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Some sticks

We have finally covered the blue board with some sticks. Also our vergola has been started.

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Some of our cabinets were installed on Friday. I'm absolutely thrilled with it so far.
I particularly like the handless set of draws in our upstairs retreat.
I'm so pleased the cabinet maker talked me into having gloss classic white.
Just what the box house needed.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Our staircase

Our staircase was installed today. I love how it is so unobtrusive. So very different to anything I've had before. I can now go upstairs and have a good look around.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Hard wood flooring

They started laying the yellow stringybark flooring today. It's a bit more rustic than any floor we have had before but I think it suits "The box house". It's beginning to look like a home.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Taking shape

We have been concentrating on finishing the inside but still a a bit to do on the outside.
We have to decide on a colour for our front door. The blue board will be painted with sticks of wood on it.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Two helpers

Sophie and Sam help Grando at the block today.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

At long last, this week we might see some action. The builder will be back after 6 weeks off with pneumonia. The windows are arriving Friday. Weather wise it looks like being about 18degrees and mainly fine. Everything is crossed for some progress being made!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

I have bad taste so please tell me which lights would suit my bed/sitting room upstairs.
I am keen to not have a sterile room and want it to be a romantic retreat.
I have purchased a Laura Ashley white doona cover with a tiny amount of silver on it.
Also a Laura Ashley grey velvet type throw. Carpet will be charcoal. Walls white.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Progress. The roof is on except for the front section. Insulation and flooring being put down today.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bricking begins

We are not having much brick work mainly render.
I am so in love with these bricks I'm going to see if we can include more.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The house is starting to take shape now.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Despite the bad weather we are making progress.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Sam helps Jeff in the digger.

Let the fun begin. Grandson Sammy helps Grando on day one of our new build.

Monday, May 2, 2011


At little bit of progress at the block.
The house has been set out. If they don't get a move on it will be wet and we won't get the garage slab down.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A bit of excitement

There is never a dull moment at the rental.
An old lady in the unit next door backed into my bedroom window. Just as well I wasn't haven't a sleep in!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Colour selections

At last I think I am getting somewhere with my colour selections. The large tile is for the bathrooms and the small piece of caesarstone is ginger for benchtops. I have taken the photo with the samples sitting on the concrete verandah at the rental.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The rough drawings

The architect arrived today, feeling very nervous. She has given us a very modern, low maintenance home and didn't know how we would feel about it. She shouldn't have worried.

We love it. It's just perfect for us and our tribe of grandchildren. I can't get the smile off my face!