Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Right now



Ok, this is the fourth attempt to write this post in as many weeks. Firstly, before I forget (and I reminded myself with this photo) THANK YOU all for your wonderful, kind, inspirational and nagging comments on my last post. They have most definitely helped me to get back here again ( I respond well to nagging but we'll ignore the fact that it has taken over eight weeks).

My last attempt at a " Right now" post dragged on over about four weeks and became completely confusing so it is sitting in drafts while I pretend it does not exist. This attempt is going to be done tonight and I am absolutely not going to fall asleep doing it.

Right now it has been almost a year since we moved back home after the renovation. There was a flurry of renovating activity back in Summer and then after Easter it stalled pretty much through all of winter. Now that we are coming out the other side of months of winter illness the motivation is coming back. Right now there are six completed rooms in the house, four that are half finished (undercoated) and another four that are untouched.

Right now, for the first time in as long as anybody can remember, my house is no longer blue. Yep, just yesterday, after seven long weeks of scaffolding and drop sheets and sanding and dust, a lovely painter finished giving Betsy her long awaited new frock. Here is a sneak peek, with some mulberries from my garden.



Right now we are all enjoying the beautiful spring weather and spring blooms.




Right now I am enjoying popping back to a few op shops ( there has been a bit of a hiatus there too) and finding some colour.




I love this pin case as it reminds me of the one my mum used when I was a little girl ( I think hers was the same but pale blue)




Right now these two curbside finds are lining up to get painted. The big one is a boot rack for the laundry, the small is going to transform into a stove for the sandpit.




Right now my girl is super excited to have won the prep prize for most bling'd up scooter on walk or ride to school day. We obviously know how to do good bling in this house.




Right now the kitchen art wall looks like this.



Well, look at that, an entire post written and I am still awake.  I very much hope to share some befores and afters of the last year but for now I am just thankful to be back, even if it is just in the moment of right now.

34 comments:

  1. I'm so pleased you're back! I've missed reading your posts. Keep up the good work, and I hope you're all well now winter's over.

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    1. Thanks Heather, it was a LONG winter where germs are concerned even into last week! mel x

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  2. Welcome back! Good to see you. I just love the wall art your children produce. Mine are definitely not into drawing and painting, it is football or Minecraft or chatting to friends instead. Cx

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    1. There is definitely some mine craft as well ( as I am sure in every house virtually) but mine both inherited my love of colour and I am so grateful. mel x

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  3. Yay - I'm seeing a beautiful dove grey behind those gorgeous mulberries. I think you just need a really big rest from choosing stuff and making creative decisions after all that major reno effort. Snippets are great - we love snippets! Bernice xxx

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    1. My brain is so addled Bernice I have forgotten how to write a proper post! So snippets it is until I can think again. mel x

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  4. Lovely way to start my morning Mel. Hope it won't be too much longer before the next one ;)
    (and I see you've given in and finally got yourself a handsome German?!)
    x

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    1. Thanks Kylie and gosh I need to just churn a few out don't I? You know, to get back in the swing of it all. And yes you and Laura from Kit and Nancy did convert me towards a nice WG - the mustard colour is tops as are the flowers. I have to say the brown swirly ones I do still find just a bit too brown though. mel x

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  5. So glad you are back. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the house. I love the outside color.

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    1. Thanks! That exterior grey did take three years to choose unfortunately after half the suburb also went grey! I really think it suits our old girl though. mel x

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  6. hi!....yep im hearin you....but im back too after a huge break...well I think im back...im yet to do another post??....but im so happy to catch up with you here as well as IG....betsy looks fab....although now she should be called Lady Grey....very posh....cant wait to see the before and afters.....I`ll be back!!!...Al xxxx
    I spotted that WG too Kylie!.....watch out Mel they are addictive x

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    1. Oh Al, just caught up on your news. You have had such a big year. Hope you and the kidlets have come through ok. Cannot believe you did not self therapise with op shopping though?!? Time to make up for it now I guess. mel x

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  7. You have been gone too long! I can't wait to see how the sandpit kitchen turns out xo

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  8. Oh Hi stranger! I have been reading your blog the whole time but mostly on my phone and it is so hard to type comments on there so I have been incredibly slack. Your boys are growing so much it is frightening, I keep forgetting Tom and my girl are the same age. Hope prep has been a good year for him and you are coping with the work/kids juggle. mel x

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  9. I just love how you are transforming your home.....more photos please! :) xxx

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  10. Those flowers are amazingly colourful and cheap, I've been getting mine at the farmers' market lately since we have a local one now.
    That vase is the same as one my mum had in bottle green but the yellow is much jollier. I also remember the Dorcas pins. Dorcas was the housekeeper in a favorite childhood book I once read. Can't remember it's name but maybe you do. So nice to catch up. The mojo, she does get a little jaded sometimes.

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  11. Has it been a year since you moved back? My the year has certainly flown. Glad to hear your reno mojo is back. Look forward to seeing more of your lovely home. xx

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  12. Oh wow YAY you're back!! I'm back too but changed my blog name. Was hoping you were still blogging to give me inspiration...finally started our renos this winter but when we started you'd gone (and a few other reno blogs went too!) Happy you're back. Littlekarstar aka Mrs Bok!

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  13. Lovely catch-up Mel! Always nice to see what you and the family have been up to. Those roadside finds are not too shabby are they! Mel x

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  14. So pleased to see you back in my bloglovin' feed Mel. Look forward to seeing more photos of a white house now!! x

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  15. I am drooling over all those beautiful flowers, magnificent!

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  16. Those flowers are awesome and I think that I might have to nick the blinging the scooter for my daughter's school. What a brilliant idea.
    We've come to a financially induced grinding halt at our place. hey ho.
    Good to see you blogging again, katie x

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  17. Hello! I'm just stopping by to say Happy New Year Mel! Hope you are well. Take care Elaina xo

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  18. I can relate, I fell off my blog once my reno had really started coming to a creschendo, where really interesting stuff was happening worth talking about. Why is that?! Great you are back.

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  19. The first photo is yellow apricot flowers. I consider the blossom season is the spring time, but now it's September.

    Helen@ http://teflstore.com/

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  22. I have missed your posts! So glad to see you are blogging again. I feel the same about instagram, I need words and a story.
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