We didn't get as much done this week as we thought we might have, but we are still on track to move back in on about Tuesday, July 13th?
The plumber didn't recover and was a no-show all week. He said he'll be there Monday and Tuesday to get everything fitted.
The electrician turned up and fitted most of the lights. We are very happy with the three lights over the kitchen island.
This coming week I haved to put my mother's house back in order, and take the rest of our belongings back to Euphemia. I also need to be handy for the plumber and electrician in case they have any queries.
I will be writing lists like a mad woman this week. I have also been known to write lists of lists I need to make. Tick! Tick! Tick!
The floorsander begins Tuesday or Wednesday and thinks he'll be done by next Saturday. We have decided to use his products rather than the Porter's Palm Beach Black. We are picking over the bones of our budget, and our options are; (i) to get the floor sanded and do the rest ourselves (which extends our time dramatically) or (ii) pay the floorsander to do the whole lot and use his Feast Watson products. The finish will still be dark and waxy.
This is how the kitchen is looking thus far.
My husband fitted the taps today, just so we could see how they look, although they aren't plumbed in yet.
The main bathroom is coming along too, but it's not as photogenic as the kitchen. We are in the process of painting the pressed metal before the bath goes in early in the week.
You can see above how the metal looks when it is first installed. Once painted it gives the plain white wall more texture. There is still masking tape all over the place, and the tiles need a good wash.
These mosaic tiles (below) are from Johnson Bros (I'm not sure who that is?). They are called white, but once all up they appear more of a pale, public hospital green, which I actually love, right or wrong. The colour goes really well with the white and the nickel tapware. This little wall hides the loo and it will soon have two sconce lights on it, plus a white pedestal sink and .........
Speaking of Ebay, I also purchased this little old medicine cabinet below for $49 from my new favourite seller, theoldboatshed. Katherine also has a blog called www.theoldboatshed.blogspot.com where she shows all the best pieces from estate sales she's purchased. All very exciting, if you're into that sort of thing.
I will also try and take some photos of our ensuite tomorrow. The dust sheets over the floor are gone, the wall sconces and shower are in. It's all looking good. Wish I'd used more of the marble though.
Tomorrow I also need to finally, finally decide on the colours for the front and back doors. Once and for all.
Currently leaning towards turquoise or red for the front door and grey or turquoise for the back door. With a white house and black floors, there are about 150,000 colours which would suit. Not an easy process for someone who spends half an hour pondering which ice cream to have from the shop every Sunday afternoon..... and I always end up with the trusty old Maxibon.
I wonder if some paint company, somewhere, has a colour called Maxibon?