Monday, March 03, 2008


Yesterday we went and did housey things. There were a few things we needed to get sorted out before we leave for Australia, which is only 2 weeks away. YAY!
Don't forget to email us to organise catch up times. Hopefully we will have phones as well.

We went and picked paint. Each wall in the main rooms- lounge and 3 bed/geek rooms are having a different feature wall. The lounge room upstairs will be blue, our bedroom will be a rich red and the other 2 spare rooms will be dark green and a purple.
The kitchen and lounge room is one big space, and we are doing Colbolt Blue splash back tile in the kitchen so the blue wall should look good.

We went to a lighting shop and saw want we don't want, though Rob is leaning towards the $2000 Elk antler candelabra. So many choices, most of them ugly.
The flooring shop had some cool stuff including the really expensive dark blue with stars carpet. We need to find out how big the bedroom is, and see if we can barely afford it.
Wanting to go with hand scraped wood flooring in the lounge room. Its more expensive cause it looks beat up, but there a few websites have have sales on at the moment so we will probably splash out, if not then the new and shiny but cheaper wood floor will probably get beat up with us living in it anyway.
We popped into Home Depot, and they had some lights we liked. I like the track lighting but not sure if it would work on a vaulted ceiling.
We also checked kitchen cabinet knobs, and of course since with are that refined, posh folk we both really liked the most expensive knob in the store. Special order at only $17.43 a knob.
I looked online and on Ebay the same knob but in red and green are selling for $3 each, but they don't have the blue....damnit! The next cheapest is $13.
I looked at so many knob would be amazed how many there are. There are some really cool designs and not so crazy priced, but i likes them, i wants them

We need to find out how many knobs we need.
They would totally connect loungeroom and kitchen together. These things are important I tell you.

Its a fun process and made even easier with Mike narrowing the choices for us. Having to do this from scratch would be madding so with a few simple guidelines we can still have a say in what the house will look like without the endless searching and hair pulling. Brilliant.

Sometimes its hard to visualize what it will all look like at the end. Hopefully it will rock and not look like a complete hodge podge.

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