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Getting closer

Here we are just about there….

tilesI would highly recommend Potter’s Paints at Strathpine, they are absolute painting magicians and I would have been struggling without them at this point.  I love the colour that my wall is but unfortunately can’t name a colour as it is a bit of a mish mash of codes.  It is kind of between Dulux’s “Nick’s Nook” and “Domain”.

I’m really happy with our tiler too, contact me if you would like his details.


Moving along with the renovations, but oh what a mess!  All that dust! These photos were taken in the second week of October.

We have Gyprock!

Anyone who knows about Gyprock would know how heavy this stuff is!  I hope you get the idea from this following collection of photos.  You will see that the cupboard shelves on the dividing wall are taking shape…

The frame is in place!

In mid July the room was framed in two days…




The project manager hard at work in his supervision role…



This was the door to the back of the garage.  I didn’t need access outside from this door anymore, but I thought it would be great to have storage out there as this is where are chooks currently are (we have since decided to move them to another part of the yard and this area will be the vege garden so this cupboard will be a handy place for gumboots/seeds etc instead of chicken feed as it is currently used for).


The dividing wall.  We had to be careful regarding the position of this wall as we have long cars (Tarago and a dual cab Ute) and it would have been just “hilarious” if after all this we could not longer fit our cars into the garage.  This wall has a row of cupboards that open on the car side (I wanted a solid wall on the office side for bookcases).  It is not a very wide cupboard due to the car length and also because I didn’t want to sacrifice space in the office.frame7

Back with more soon….

My little piece of heaven

I am starting this series of blog posts before my room is ready with the intention that it will be all finished by the time I have got to the final post.

I think I am so lucky to have a room like this.  I have spent so many hours drooling over the craft rooms of others and now I have one to share, unbelievable!  Obviously it would not be possible without my Stampin’ Up! Business and I am so grateful that my beautiful friend Linda took the time to send me recruitment information and got me thinking about how this could work for me (up until then I had just completely disregarded it).  Anyway, enough of the soppy stuff…

We had a four car garage, which bascially just enabled us to fill half of it with utter crap.  I don’t have a photo of it at its worse, here is an start….


So here you are looking from the sliding door once we have cleaned most of the stuff out, at times it would get so bad that you could hardly get in there, nope not proud of that!  Lily and Paige had also over the time found wood shavings (intended for our birds) and made a lovely batch of pies with them in there.  They had also “fabulous” water play session in there, along with concrete mix – fortunately we came across that disaster in the making just in time!  So are you getting the picture?

Here is another cute little mischief, Zane (aka Project Manager).


Here is a picture from where the cars are parked looking towards the back of the garage.


The view from the opposite direction.


These photos were taken in mid July.  Ok, so tomorrow the frame starts!

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