More Home Renos

We are charging ahead with our home renovations at the moment and it has been equally tiring and rewarding. We’ve set a deadline for the end of the year where the most essential improvements must be done. So here are some of the things we got up to over the last fortnight.

Richard has put in all the downlights in the living space now. There are 8 in the living room, 2 in the dining area and 4 in the kitchen. The house sparkles when the lights are on. I, on the other hand, have been painting the windows and doors.

Before (in 2008)
Living Room
Dining Room & Kitchen

New Downlights & Painted Door & Window
Painted door &Window

And I am also loving our new 3-in-1 bathroom light, heater and exhaust fan.
New 3-in-1 Bathroom Light

We also got a free cat door from friends so even the cats have moved up in life!
New Cat Door

Our second bedroom had been used as an office but when we moved that downstairs, we used it as a store room for all the painting and renovation gear. Now it’s being used again as an office while the office downstairs gets renovated. Clear about that? 😛 But we love this little desk setup at the moment that we’ve decided to keep the desktop in this room and use the laptop in the office downstairs (when the renovation is done).
Temp Office?

I’d like to draw your attention to the printer stand made by yours truly. It’s made out of recycled timber, a very old print painting, Araldite glue (thanks James) and a few small nails.
Homemade Printer Stand
It might not look fantastic but it works. I’ll pretty it up when I have time.

So in the other corner of the room, I have a desk which I want to use for product photography. I still need a few more things to accomplish this but it’ll be so good when it’s all set up.
My Future Photography Desk
(Hope, you’ll be happy to know that I used your spinning wheel a few days ago. 🙂 )

So this is the office downstairs that’s awaiting our attention. It’s a room just off our garage which needs to be painted, concrete floor polished, downlights put in and a new door (where the curtains are hanging). Then we need to build a large desk and shelving. Easy peasy! 😛
Office Awaiting Renos

Ok one more last thing. It’s really minor but my mother-in-law thought I should share it on my blog anyway. My Hills Hoist clothesline used to have 5 lines going around but as our trees in the garden grew bigger, the clothesline couldn’t rotate anymore as it got caught in the branches.
Clothesline Shortened
Thanks to Mr Angle Grinder, we said sayonara to the last line. Four rubber ends later, the clothesline is at a better suited size for our little backyard and it can now rotate freely with the wind.
Clotheslines in Action

Wow! We’ve been busy and this has been one looonnggg post. Should really blog more regularly. 😛

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4 Responses to “More Home Renos”

  1. Umi says:

    So, that’s what you have been up to. Fantastic! Maybe it’s time for me to spruce up my humble abode too.

  2. Kim says:

    Looks awesome. Did the take home handy man drop by or something?Haha

  3. Mette says:

    I like your home! It looks really nice =)

  4. Michelle says:

    I love your home decor! I need to save your pictures so that I can show my husband later. It’s a great balace of vintage and modern. Thanks:)

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