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Tuesday, 22 November 2011

And so it begins...

We have officially started the dining room. It's a huge job so progress pics are going to take awhile.
This is where we are so far.
I'm hoping to be done by the 10th of December, just because I want to decorate for Christmas :-p
Ah, this pic reminds me I really need to change those light fixtures in the hallway as well.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

A sentimental gift, I hope...

We are doing a bit of renovation here in the dining room at the moment, more on that later, but first I wanted to show a really easy gift idea.
The dining room floor currently has lino on it which was laid by my father in law. Nice but perhaps a little ugly dated.

It was easy enough to cut a small piece out (thank you Ron for not gluing it down)

I stuck the cut piece in a frame and called it a day! One sentimental gift for the inlaws :-) Even though the lino will soon be gone replaced with tile, they will still be able to have a little piece of their hard work.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

We have growth!

The herbs I planted for the teachers gifts are growing. I should have some decent herbs to pass on to in a few short weeks.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Operation family room continues

So this is where we left off. One big project.

There was a lot more of this. I won't bother with a board and batten tutorial because there are so many of them out there, it was relatively easy to cut and screw but these walls are really uneven so we used a lot of caulk!  

 So far...

I still need to change the wall colour, hang a blind, change the light fixture and paint the door leading to the garage. Slow and steady!

This is where we started
And here is the progress

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Tea for the teacher!

I was in The Reject Shop yesterday stocking up on lollies for the Halloween Hunt and came across these.
At half price, I grabbed them!
I am going to give them as teacher appreciation gifts for Christmas-I'm thinking herbs (parsley, chives??)
I want to grow them from seeds so I better get busy if I want them ready by Christmas!
Side note: Can you believe they are playing Christmas carols in the supermarket, in October!!

P.S I am almost ready to show some more progress pics in the family room!