Sunday, September 30, 2012

Bathroom mini-update

My bathroom is original to the house...built in the 70s or early 80s, so it's a lovely combination of brown patterned tiles and beige fixtures. I don't have the cashola to do a full renovation yet, so for the moment I've had to make do with some paint and accessories.

This is an iPhone photo taken during an inspection:


Here's a wider angle - a screen grab of the photos on www.realestate.com.au. Gotta love the professional photos, the bathroom actually looks quite nice!



Since then I've painted the window frame white, painted the walls (Lexington Quarter White) and added a basket of towels. I also changed the taps by the basin - just simple chrome taps instead of those big brown plastic monstrosities. I must remember to get another two sets for the bath and shower (I bought them for about $3 at the Reject Shop, hopefully they still have them!). A huge improvement in person, although it's hard to photograph.


I'm debating whether to paint the tile...I'm worried that will enhance the beige bath and basin, and gold shower, and make the room feel really cold. On the other hand, it could make the room full much lighter and bigger once all that brown is gone. I'll probably end up doing it, since eventually there will be a full bathroom renovation. Nothing to lose!
 
 

Last but not least, my lovely brother installed these Lillholmen hooks on the back of the door.


Next up...living room progress.

House progress

So...it's been a while. No excuses...

Anyway, I had a week off work and lucky for me my mom came to stay. Otherwise I may have spent the whole week being lazy and eating chocolate! But instead we tackled quite a few projects:
  • cleared the back garden of weeks (again!) and this time laid down weed mat
  • planted basil, chives, chillies and spring onions 
  • planted some liriope in the back garden
  • planted petunias, lobelia and white daisies in the front garden
  • scored a bargain outdoor table at Bunnings
  • finished painting the kitchen cupboards
  • patched and painted most of the holes in door frames leftover from having wall light switches installed (and removing the architrave switches)
  • painted the door frame leading from the kitchen to the laundry
  • laid down my new rug in the living room
  • put up curtains in my room and the spare bedroom
  • donated a bunch of clothes, books and bits and pieces to the op shop
 Still to do:
  • paint the wardrobe doors in the spare bedroom
  • paint the door frame and door in the hallway 
  • paint the back door and door frame
  • paint the laundry window frame
  • touch up areas where I've patched walls
  • keep plugging away at removing the wallpaper in the hallway
 Next up...some "after" photos.