Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Reno Day 66- VJ walls, back doors, pipes and pitfalls
Despite the very erratic weather, now that the roof is on there is nothings stopping the builders from powering ahead. It seems, we are now possibly ahead of schedule and may only have another month to go. So, the back door finally arrived. The remaining large slider onto the deck also turned up. We are just waiting on the laundry and kitchen windows and we will be at full lock up stage.
Now while we have some grey paint in the frame, can I say that you guys by and large all unanimously agreed with MY HUSBAND on colour choice. Yikes. Yep, I preferred the lighter grey, so it was just me and Mum E standing together against the rest of the tide. And I'm even more confused now about my choices. But I have been slightly distracted by the sight of this.
And this. Hello Family/TV room. With real walls.
And sewing room. Squee! How I love thee, this tiny space just for me.
Yep, lots of vj sheets are in on the walls and ceilings. Now the realisation of how much painting I will be doing is starting to sink in. Whilst I am itching to get stuck in there and turn it all vivid white and fill it up with some colourful bits and bobs, the reality of the enormity of that task is making me a little nervous. We painted our last house ( and by we, this time I mean me) and it took about four years. And we did not have any children. Hmmm.
Anyway, back to the progress. The pantry has been partially sheeted.
And the wall around the fridge and microwave is done too. Real timber was used for this as all the edges around the fridge cavity have been mitred to create a seamless look without architraving.
We ended up having to move a wall over by about 20 cm in order to fit the kitchen design, hence the timber box which will not be a feature for long once it has been painted.
And the fasted plumber I have ever met, turned up, plonked in pipes and vanished all before kindy pickup. Our kitchen sink is almost the exact location of our old one and there is just the new piping for the laundry but even so, he is fast.
So, after this uplifting post of progress, let me leave you with one final image.
This is the pitfall that single handedly unravelled all the best laid recycled timber flooring plans. I will discuss further, once I have worked out how to do it graciously, without obscenities. Sniff.