Thursday, June 10, 2010

The puzzle is nearly complete
I've always thought renovating is like a giant puzzle, juggling concept, design, budget, construction, decoration, etc.  While our puzzle is far from complete technically, all the major pieces are nearly in place.
Work is wrapping up on Euphemia. While there is still the painting and bathrooms to go, and many, many, many other smaller bits and pieces to do for us, our building team will soon be moving onto their next project.
I'm starting to feel a little sad. We've had such fun and this phase at least, is nearly to a close.
On the upside, however, thought you may like to see what's been going on this week.
The bi-fold french doors went on today. They open from our lounge room onto the little break-out deck overlooking the pool. The glass ballustrade isn't on yet, but you should be able to get the picture.

....and from the pool looking into the house.

The large glass french doors have also gone into the downstairs area.

Sorry these are the only pictures I could get. There's still a lot of excess building materials downstairs, and there's a big skip bin just outside the doors.
Although very nippy today, it was light enough for me to be able to photograph the internal stairs.

Above you can also see my tomfoolery, re the external house colour. I think Princess Bling is at the bottom.
We are also sporting our new front verandah, and handsome new stairs. Just what I wanted!

Now for a few hundred litres of paint, a tonne of topsoil and half a nursery!


  1. Wow, it is really starting to look the part! May I ask where you got your lovely 'painted' or primed french doors?

  2. Hi Jenny, all the bi-fold doors and the new windows are from Bliss Joinery in Brisbane. If you present them with a picture of what you want, they can generally make it for you. Cheers.