Sunday, August 28, 2011

Veggie Garden

its been quite a while since we were down in the veggie garden, yesterday we had 2 m3 of soil /compost mix delivered & 4 garden beds went in. we did want raised beds but we just couldn't afford the timber so we will do without. i will be putting down mulch in the walk ways. we still have 4 more beds to go in over the next few weeks.

today i potted up a whole stack of seeds & as there is still a chance of frost i rigged up a kind of green house.

using the old trampoline, two large plastic bags & a few bulldog clips.

Bedroom #3

bedroom 3 is son #2's room it was the easiest room, & also the hardest. one more yellow room that was near imposable it cover.

this colour combination was all white with one navy blue wall. white ceiling, 3 white walls & gloss white trim.
i have never cut in with white on white before that was the easy bit.

the blue is a Taubmans colour called Star Spangled, you would think that such a dark colour would cover easy but that is not the case it took 5 coats to cover the yellow.

how cool is this light shade it is metal & only cost $10 from bunnings.

so im just about painted out for now so will need a bit of a rest. i only have 1 & 1/2 halls, the lounge room & my room to go but all these need the floors sanded & will all get new architraves. the hall will get a built in seat & coat rack & also new linen doors. my room will get a new built in wardrobe. ill need to take some time off to start on these jobs especially the floors as these will need to be finished before all the new architraves go on. im tired just typing this :o)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Family/Dinning Room

weekends #5 & #6, this is the largest room in our house with 3 large windows & 3 doors. it is 81/2 metres x 31/2 metres. again this room was yellow & as it is a very sunny warm room i decided to go for cool colours. 

2 days just on all the architraves with 4 coats of gloss Antique White USA.
our window frames are aluminium & are cream, now they look dirty cream against the white but thats ok 

 the colours for this room came from the Nippon Naturals colour chart. the wall with the cut out over the kitchen sink is called Sea Urchin kind of a grey sand colour

the other 3 walls are Ocean Wave

 it took me fri, sat, sun then the following fri to paint. i gave the walls 3 coats as it is a high traffic area.
the 3 Jarrah cabinets in this room are all custom made by 'A'
this room is our family room, our dinning room & also a computer area

Friday, August 05, 2011

New Paint Bed 2

weekend #4 son number 1, one very bright yellow room with a whole stack of holes from pins & nails to fill

Tip: a single bed fitted sheet will fit over the door. top to bottom & will not slip off

white gloss trim & the new wall colour is from the Dulux range it is called Zuni
as you can see its a very dark Aqua.

he did not want me to paint the floor or the wardrobe/bedroom doors so friday morning to saturday afternoon to complete. moved back in by 4pm