Saturday, July 21, 2012

Painting ceilings and everyday pics.

Another catch-up post, seemed to have lost the blogging mojo in a big way lately. Must be winter or something.
 Mr CH has sprayed the first coat of ceiling white (after his battle with the masking tape). 
dining room


bed 1

living room

He knocked together a door for the doorway between bed 1 and bed 2 with boards from the living room wall that we removed. The door has been sanded, scrubbed and undercoated by me.

The secondhand door we bought from the demo yard for $30 (with hinges,doorknob and mirror) has been given a couple coats of white to rid the beige. It's a modern door unfortunately, but it was the best choice at the time. It has that textured look we don't like.

The second bedroom (the former living room) has been sugarsoaped and sanded and washed by me.(the filthiest job ever!!!) 

 Some wiring has gone in the new living room/bed 2 wall.
More MDF walling has gone up in the second bedroom.

The dog doesn't like to be left alone!

Skirting boards have been removed from the second bedroom.

Gross cockroach poo!!!

A torn vj board has been glued and nailed back into place.

The living room ceiling has also had it's first coat of ceiling white as well.

 Mr CH is madly trying to finish a photography course he started a few years ago, and between us, we've taken nearly 700 photos in the past 3 weeks (because I'm keeping him company scouting locations, and sponging tips and techniques). Most are destined for the recycle bin, as learning how to take a half-decent photo is an ongoing challenge. Penny-dog and Lily-cat are the usual models, enjoying a rare daytime fire. It's amazing how much they tolerate each other for the sake of warmth.
My low light blurry pics.

Lily likes to lean against her humans to suck every bit of warmth, she either didn't realise she was leaning against Penny or she didn't care.

If you ever wonder whether a visit to the beach in the rain is worth it, it so is. A howling gail and wild seas whip up foam and the best beachcombing, earplugs would have been good.

Our best haul of big shells in one go, ever.

Our niece, little miss H got her trache(a) tube out and the first thing she did was pull a blankey around her neck, it must have felt strange to be without a neck tie for the first time in three years. Now a wait to see if the hole closes up by itself or if she will need scar tissue cut away. 

More unwilling posing.
How quickly these boys are growing up.

Trying goofy pics at the beach,playing in the seafoam,trying to make the dog swim and staining clothes brown (thank goodness for vanish!).

They laughed at these pics.

Here's to a warm and cosy week ahead.
 It's a dog's (and cats) life!


  1. Hi, I've found your blog through fun&vjs. We're about to renovate our worker's cottage - this time, however, we are using an architect/builder. I have four kids of my own - I don't know how you find the time! Best of luck. xx

  2. Hi Simmone, wow you guys never stop! The reno is looking fantastic, as with the lovely photos of the beach etc. Your shell haul is amazing. That where all the good shells goo!

    I wish the best for little miss H, she is too cute. Take care, Tam x

  3. You guys are doing such a fabulous job. We're using the vj sheeting for lining under our house - just to motivate us to keep it tidy and respectable rather than a dumping ground for our stuff.
    Love the photos too - when does mr CH find the time to squeeze in photography with everything else?? Very impressed. x

  4. All that plastic sheeting reminds me of Dexter!

  5. LOL Kylie!
    I love your pic's you have the knack! The Reno is coming along, I wish we had wood panelling. :)

  6. You have been busy indeed! Pics are great. Fire looks super cosy & warm. : ) xx

  7. Wow, huge progress at your place. Love those pics of the pets tolerating each other for the sake of heat. My cat is right now sitting right next to the vent on my laptop - her own personal heating system. melx


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