Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Bedroom dreaming

Wow time can really fly can't it? I have just realised today that I have not only not posted on my blog for over a week but I haven't even had time to comment on others either. Now I have a bit of catching up to do.

I have over the past week been a little distracted and exhausted by the very slow finishing off of our ensuite and walk in robe, which also impacts on our main bedroom. I so want my bedroom and bed back, a little over sleeping in the lounge on a sofa bed. Can't wait to get back in a redecorate.

So what has been happening besides gastro, head lice, work, Christmas and birthdays parties and planning, painting and cleaning? We have had serious discussions with our builder about a few things we were not happy with, which are now being fixed but at a very slow rate.

We also have had a disagreement about installation of the shower screen, something in our building contract which we think the builders have stated they are doing but they don't. We eventually got to the point of organising it ourselves (and it got installed today and needs 24 hours to set). We will at this stage pay for it and try to get reimbursed. For us is not just about the money but the misleading wording in the contract and discussions we have had with them. If we were clear they weren't going to do it we would have organised a couple of weeks ago as soon as the tiling had been done.

Good news is we have had a shower in our new bathroom even without a shower screen as it was all sealed late last week, we just had to mop the floor and wipe down the toilet after every one.

The other frustrating thing is there is still some minor carpentry work required in our bedroom and hall, which we were told would happen today but didn't, so we still can't sleep in our room. It has now been seven and a half weeks (doesn't help that a colleague of mine has been doing similar work at his house, started three weeks after us and has already finished). Not sure when they will finish off as can't seem to tell us.

What I do know is with the shower screen going in today and the mirror being installed tomorrow (maybe because we organised both ourselves), the bathroom will be finished and ready to decorate this weekend. As soon as that is done I will post some pictures.Thankfully too the building waste that has been sitting in our driveway was cleared today just in time, as we have about 20 kids descending on our house Saturday morning for my daughter's fifth birthday. Fingers crossed we have good weather as the garden is looking great, with all the rain Melbourne has had.


  1. Congratulations on the renovation completion. It will be so fun to decorate the bathroom. We've also had heaps of rain in Brisbane, so everthing is green and lush too. Really liked those two bedroom images. So white, summery and airy. :)

  2. Oh wow, you have been busy. Hope you enjoy the decorating - you deserve this fun part of the process. 20 kids!!! You are a very brave Mum...hope the weather is good for you. Look forward to seeing the results of your bathroom.
    Rebecca x

  3. You sound like the perfect combination of talent and patience to live through all this. I can't wait to sit and sip tea and read your relief and view your gorgeous pics when it is all said and done :) I the mean time, enjoy that birthday party!!! My son turned 5 in November, such a great age ;) Hugs to you and yours XOXO, Kelly

  4. I'm sure it is going to be all worth the pain when it's all finally finished.
    Happy Birthday to your little girl. I hope Saturday is gorgeous just like today was and you have a beautiful day. Your garden is looking lovely too. Are you still doing the fairy party? I think I remember you bloging about that?? My girl Airlie is turning 5 in January and we are having a Tea Party themed party. Our invites got a bit out of hand I just hope not everyone says yes :Z lol guess I will learn the hard way!
    Have a wonderful day. Fee xx

  5. I just discovered you blog & loved it. I'm an interior designer from Melbourne, Australia & I found it very inspiring. Blogging is all new to me but I have just set up my own blog
    You may like to check it out because I had so much fun doing it. It's got a bit of everything fashion, interiors, food, travel spots - hopefully you will find something in there that you like.
    Thanks for providing me with such great entertainment!


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