Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A week of the house - Day 2

"Hi, welcome, come on in!"
Day 2 sees us through the entry and into the "vestibule", as my husband likes to call it, - a bit fancy I think!

The stairs up to the two top rooms. The stairs were done by "Slattery and Acquroff".
They were installed in two hours!
We are going to stain the treads (Victorian Ash) then paint the rails (pine) etc. white.
Looking up to the landing upstairs. Everything will be painted white upstairs as there are so many angles it is hard to tell where the walls end and the ceilings begin!
Looking towards the back of the house.
This is the front room on the right as you walk in the front door. This will be more formal than the back of the house and will be great for guests when they stay. We planned the upstairs guest bedroom and the front of the house so that, when the boys are a bit older, we will do B & B.
The light fittings were purchased through "Beacon Lighting".
They were meant to be the antique brass finish but the electricians were half way through installing the pendant upstairs when I noticed. I was not going to change it because there was no way that we were going to manage getting it fitted ourselves (see photo 3 from the top for an idea why!) . I won't even begin to tell you how they managed.....
I think the white will be OK, but why is it so hard to get things right in the first place?
Door from the garage into the house. The cupboard is especially for shoes, umberellas etc....
Our bedroom. Lots of work to be done painting. A friend of ours did the celings and one coat on the walls. We, in time, will get it done. I really would like to have it all done over the holidays so we can finally put some curtains up! The paint colours are "worn white" for the ceiling and "Sugar Cookie" for the walls both by "Haymes"

Walk in robe - what a mess.
Our Ensuite bathroom. We haven't had a shower in it yet. The vanity isn't complete yet so there is really no point in using it (apart form the toilet in the middle of the night).
Big whole ready for the basin to be put in.
We are going to do a fabric covered headboard to match the curtains etc...
The theme through the house is really white and beige with bits of colour thrown in.
You are probably wondering where the pink is? Well, the upstairs guest bedroom will have the shabby cottage treatment!
Handles by "Gainsborough".
looking back at the entry from outside our bedroom door.
We still have some flooring left to do. The flooring is Bamboo uniclick and really easy to install. We purchased it through "Floor Planet" in Tullamarine for half the retail price here in Ballarat.
Big store room - great for vacuum, suitcases, Christmas decorations etc....
And, looking towards the Kitchen, which I will show you tomorrow!
If you would like more info on anything that I have missed out, just leave a comment here and I will pop it in tomorrow's post.
I hope you have enjoyed the tour - so far.
Didn't I tell you, we have a lot of work to do!
Kathryn.. XX


Deb said...

Hi Kathryn, thank you for the tour of your new home. I am loving it and it is exciting to imagine the rooms as we go. I am excited to see your kitchen . Love the colour of the front door, looking fabulous.

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

WOW!!! You are going to have soooo much fun creating memories there in that house!

Fiona said...

Thanks so much for sharing your home with us - It is so lovely and it looks like you have put a lot of thought into storage and future use. XXXX

clare's craftroom said...

Well day 2 has lived up to day one , I'm just a little more jealous , I'll probably be unbearable by day 7 , lol ! It is all so beautiful .

Sal said...

It must be so exciting for you! It is absolutely lovely!

Hen said...

It looks great, Kathryn. Never mind lots of work to do, you deserve a pat on the back for all the work you've done!
Hen x

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Kathryn,
Your house is coming along nicely.
I'm enjoying the tour!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh my goodness....your home is BEAUTIFUL. I love the layout and that floor? Delish....wallcolor? YUMMY....Can't wait to see it finished. How exciting for you. There's just nothing like a brand new house!

Warm blessings,

Kerryanne English said...

Thanks for the tour Kathryn.
Your new home is looking fabulous.
So many lovely features.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

marie said...

The "vestibule" is great and so is that word! And those light fixtures - I'm coveting them just a little bit!! I think the white finish is very nice - a shabby chic sort of look for sure!