Saturday, May 24, 2014

handles and knobs

Hooray!!! We've finally finished putting the handles and knobs on the kitchen cupboard and drawers! BOO YAH!!!!

It looks soooo fabulous!

Probably my favourite drawer in the kitchen
BTW - we do have 'real' coffee - that's in the pantry next to our coffee maker ;)

We bought the handles from Arcus Design on ebay. We had originally bought handles from Ikea, but decided that we'd prefer a brushed finish rather than the shiny finish so we returned them. The Ikea ones also had a funny back which would have been tricky to attach to the drawers.  Really happy with how these have turned out!

Funny handle backs on the cup pulls that we first purchased from IKEA

Now to get some pendant lights. Just gotta decide which ones we want... the glass ones are about half the price but I really love the hamptons style light - it will also be easier to keep clean. Temple and Webster have the hamptons one on special right now, so we need to decide asap. Time for some sweet talking I think ;-)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

moving into the 21st century

We are in the dark ages at the moment... lol - our estate is all set up for the NBN, but it's not connected yet, and won't be until at least July (or so they say...). Since the developers have everything ready to go for the NBN, Telstra won't put in the old fashioned copper cable so we can get internet and a home phone. So at the moment we are paying $$$ for wireless internet which is why I haven't posted any more pictures lately.

We've made a start on our front garden and can't wait to get some more plants to put in. We hope to get some grass growing soon too, but that will wait till after we've got our shed in.

Two Glauca Pencil Pines and three Pascali Standard Roses

We got ourselves a new lounge suite for our theatre room. It's sooo comfy, we love it! It was delivered in several large boxes which the boys thought were fantastic and quickly used them to make a shanty cardboard town in our back yard.

The card board town the boys made.
They even made a kennel for Lottie and her friend Toby!

It took a few weeks for these fellas to turn up. Thanks to the recent fires there was a back log of bins. For about four weeks we had our rubbish stacking up in our garage, some of our rubbish we were able to put in a friend's bin thankfully. Thanks to the rubbish that we had to store in our garage, we had to invest in some mouse traps. We have caught 19 mice so far in our garage. Half of which were caught in the first day! Two were caught in the one trap at the same time!!! Thankfully we think they're all gone now, the traps have been empty for almost two weeks now.  

I plan to take some pics soon of the inside of our house, now that it's mostly sorted. But they might have to wait for next months internet usage quota before I can upload them on to my blog...