The floor is done! After Dan sanded the floor I went over it the with the vacuum and then wiped down the whole floor with turpentine to remove any remaining dust or dirt. Here is a photo during sanding… …and here is before and after sanding I used a water based clear polyurethane, keeping the… Continue reading Dancing on the Ceiling
I decided to get out of the house this weekend, I thought it best to stay out of Dans way while he started sanding the lounge/dining room floors, here he got the big guns out (a rented drum and edging sander). Lounge/Dining update coming later in the week! We took advantage of the free month of June… Continue reading M.O.T.A.T and Craft Show
I rescued a 70s/80s lounge suite made by New Zealand furniture maker Morgan from a student flat about a year ago. The cushions were beyond saving and my plans to do a simple sand and stain on the wooden frames were canned when on closer inspection I discovered the arms were carved deeply with what looked liked lotto numbers… Continue reading Kiwihome To The Rescue!
Today I made a Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese frosting for Dans birthday. This recipe is super easy and makes a delicious moist Carrot Cake, it comes from the Edmonds cook book. Carrot Cake 3 eggs 1/2 cup of oil 2 cups of plain flour 1 cup of sugar 3 teaspoons of baking soda 1/2 tsp cinnamon… Continue reading An Oldie But A Goody
We have finished painting the lounge/dinning room! I love how the colour has turned out in fact it is better than I imagined! But first here are some cringe worthy before photos, I can’t believe how bad this room used to look! Get ready, brace yourself! Bay windows, ugly brown curtains, stained ceiling, and so dark… … Continue reading A Painted Room!
I’ve been painting all week and I am only just now starting to paint the top coat in the lounge/dinning room. I really want to get the painting done by this weekend so that Dan can get the trim along the skirting on. I’ll be sure to load up some pictures of the room as… Continue reading Watching Paint Dry
I finished all the plastering this morning, yay! So I treated myself the afternoon off, the kids wouldn’t be home untill 3 so I went for a nice walk around our local park and when I got back I picked about 10 oranges from or Orange tree and made some freshly squeezed orange juice. I found a… Continue reading T-G-I-F