Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Bathroom Reno: Preparation

We've been collecting and ordering various items, like said tub. Does anyone want a pallet?

We found the perfect vanity - and then discovered the price was twice as much as we wanted to pay, so we decided on the almost-perfect option B.

The tiles will be delivered on Thursday. The toilet, tap-ware and bathroom accessories will come Friday morning.

The bashing and crashing last night produced some good results! The aim was to remove the tiles from the eastern wall, under the window.

He did smile, I just wasn't quick enough to catch it. "No I can't stop and wait for a photo, there's work to be done!"

We were considering leaving some of the walls up, but it turns out they're actually fibro board, not plaster like we thought. (And yes, they're definitely fibro, not asbestos.)

So, rather than spend hours chipping the tiles off, we'll just take the rest of the wall down when we take everything else out.

The big Removal is planned for Friday night. Hopefully it goes well!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Bathroom Reno: Before Photos

We're renovating. Doing the bathroom. I know, way to start with the easy one first. We're rearranging the room, so it all needs to be stripped right back, even the plaster has to come off.

The plumber and builder will be here on the weekend to set everything up, including our bath tub. Insert happy dreamy face here. We will have a bathtub. Well technically we already do, it's in the dining room, patiently waiting. In the mean time, there's a bit of hard work to be done before then.

R's starting to pull off the old tiles as I type. There are odd sounds coming from the other side of that wall.... 

Here's the bathroom before we touched it.

Beige, cream and pink. Hello 1995!

Old and tired.

Oohh, vertical blinds, how I dislike you so!

The floor space feels big enough, and yet somehow unusable.

Stay tuned for the progress pictures!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Obligatory welcome / opening post

All blogs start somewhere, so here it is. A place to record happenings, brag about recent achievements, group inspirations and espouse some form of wisdom. Or at least opinion wrapped in eloquent sounding words and marketed as wisdom. You know the drill. Same old.

At this moment in time life involves: one fantastic husband; one soon-to-be-very-renovated two-bedroom townhouse; a small but relatively busy dressmaking business (with a small studio in said townhouse); a part-time gig as PA for a man involved in much more than his own orthodontic practice (read: 8 hours a week of multi-tasking stress); a three-subjects-to-go-then-I'm-done Bachelor of Business majoring in Finance and Accounting (much of which I will not use in the near future); not nearly enough exercise; faith in a God much bigger than me; and a frequently recurring desire to relocate to a completely different city and start over. Oh, and friends. I'm sure I have those... Cannot wait to clear a few more things from my calendar and get back to investing in the people who mean something to me.

Today's Wisdom: Life is hard enough. Don't make it worse by cluttering it with stuff you don't even like.

Today's Inspiration: Puff-skirt / French petticoat inspired lighting at Bistro Guillaume:
Ciao! xo