Sunday, September 8, 2013

Renovating


We bought the house we live in around 7 years ago.  It is a large house - Almost too large for us now, and it is completely timber lined.  Ceilings, Walls, Doors - Everything......

I have always loved the warmth of the timber but disliked the darkness it gives the home.  I have tried to convince hubby for a long time that painting it all white was a good idea.


Finally he agreed that it might look nice.  So we employed a professional painter and have carved the house into stages so it is easier on the budget and so that it doesn't interrupt our lives too much.



Stage 1 was our hall way and back entrance porch.  The painting begin earlier this week and was finished on Friday.


We love it !!  I am totally in love with it's brightness and freshness.  Hubby Loves it too which is even better and I got to do the I told you so thing 


Stage 2 begins on Friday with 3 of the bedrooms and the loo being painted.  


New carpet goes down in 3 weeks time too.  I am super excited to see it all finished.


I will keep you updated with progress shots.  I can't wait to start decorating the rooms with all of my shabby bits and pieces I have been stashing away for when the time came to finally get this house looking how I wanted.


And it will also mean some treasure hunting too - One of my favourite pastimes


What do you think?

Hugs - Fee x

14 comments:

Susan said...

It looks great, really fresh and bright. Would have loved to see a before pic.

Willow Grove Quilting - Kez said...

Love it Fee. So different to when I was there. It will brighten up your house. Cant wait to see you decorate with all your shabbiness.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looks great Fee..

Susan said...

Love it - so appropriate for the shabby chic look.

Supergoof said...

whatdoithink,....I LOVE IT!
:o)

Larissa said...

Looks gorgeous!! - And PERFECT for you!! xx

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Annette said...

Lighter rooms make you feel brighter!!! It must be like having a holiday only in your own home.....enjoy!!! xx

Sheila said...

It's beautiful Fee; it makes such a big difference, so bright and cheery :)

Joan said...

Love it! So nice and bright! I'm anxious to see more pics. Thanks for sharing.

Christine M said...

Looks lovely, Fee.

Maree: said...

I Love White Walls so to me this looks Fabulous!!!
xx

Noela said...

It looks lovely Fee. Can't wait to see the next stage. Hugs.....

Jo in TAS said...

It's perfect Fee,and it will be a beautiful backdrop to all your sweet Shabby items.