It's been 6months! The lease is up! Time to u-haul home!
So, this was the weekend past: we had lots of things to do, which meant staying past dusk
and getting to play with the lights ( ooh! )
As you can see, my stove is now in! Bought cheap ex scratch-and-dent before the reno
ever started, freighted from Sydney sight unseen. Phew, it looks ok ;) I really wanted a
dual oven, but not a wall oven. I'm looking forward to honing in on my suzie homemaker
mad skillz ;)
Down the hallway .. my exposed brick wall is looking the goods, and the drum pendants
are perfect. I had a cut out of those pendants blu-taced to my laundry wall for like 2years ..
luckily they didn't go out of fashion!
Finally .. my bedroom..
The WIR is now in, and the funky bedroom light that will make instant wallpaper patterns
on my wall. Love.
Just the carpet to go in now. I have picked a Carpet Court exclusive - the GAIA wool range,
and from that, the Rivers Collection ( go look at the names - I am a sucker for a good product
name and feeling *invested* ) .. so I picked the colour Swan. As in the Swan River, Perth.
Makes me feel all dinky-di and patriotic. I had to laugh they didn't have a Yarra River to
choose from. I probably would have picked it too. The poor old Yarra gets a bit of a bad rap :/
I would have loved to have gone a loop pile .. but i'm worried one of my naughty cats might
pull at it when my back is turned and then I would cry. So a cut twist pile it is.
I can't wait to see it installed!
Today they are waxing my boards. I went with an oil/wax combo rather than your usual poly.
No idea how that will go, but I want the grain and depth of the wood to be cranked, and
apparently this will do it. The wood is still a lot lighter than I prefer it, although I know from
wood-bought-past that it does indeed darken with age and exposure to sunlight.
I want my boards to look like an old ship's deck, me hearties!
This is how it looks with just the oil so far:
Wacky angles due to me just sticking my head around the doors etc.
Well, I can't believe we're finally here!
I kinda have to keep pinching myself that it's true!