Wednesday, August 13, 2014

.... around the house ...

...  I thought it's time for more garden photos....
Nothing much is happening here because of the crazy ( but lovely and sunny) Winter we're having in Australia.  The garden is a bit confused... :)

I was fascinated with the colours in this leaf on my May bush..





 My Poinsettias are looking pretty good at the moment..  I like the raindrops...


These little starry flowers on the succulent plants are so pretty.. ..




the Kalanchoe is getting ready to flower... I think the buds are lovely...




My daughter and son in law came last weekend and took away the day bed and the pull-out sofa bed.. My grand son got the day bed with it's chunky, blokey arms and back  and the sofa bed went into the longe room at the farm for extra sleeping for visitors.....
... here they are waiting to be loaded onto the trailer.... I gave a LOT of cushions to them as well.....








We replaced these items with new 'click clack' style lounges that convert to double beds.....  they tried the one in our back room out Saturday night and were very happy with the comfort of it.. Pleased to hear this...

Here is the one in the lounge room with the new rug my Mum choose for the room...





... and ... here is my sneaky dog, Kyton.... he got up on the bedding my daughter used while we were saying goodbye to her... he likes his comfort..


.... here are some Primulas  to say Goodbye with... I'll write again soon.......







Hugs and Blessings....  Barb  xx

Sunday, August 3, 2014

My 99% kitchen reveal.....

Well ... I've finished all that I can to do for my Kitchen face lift......  and I'm happy with the result ...I just needs Hubby to install the new grey bench top.. but I have no idea when this will be...  so I'm posting now.....
I'm very happy with my work...


 ...This was my Kitchen decor...


.. first to go was the white cupboard on wheels... to be replaced by this shelving unit...

..all the white undercoating done ...I decided to do some painting in the dining room to tie both rooms together...

... then the tiles were freshened up with a grout touch up and  the colour of the accent spots changed..

... the spots were originally green and 12 years ago I covered them with contact and as you can see they did look better...I removed the contact and replaced it with white contact to make the tiles plainer, but... to my happy surprise the spots showed through and looked grey.... a lovely fresh look.....





... next came new spotty curtains and I started painting the cupboards and drawers grey..... Hubby put the new glass tiles on the window sill ...



........... I made this piece of wall art...... I do like chatting my phone ... a lot...

...new utensil holders and my colourful array of utensils.... they change positions in the containers as I use them ..it's like changing wall art.....

..red and white spotty contact on the shelves and I made a new red and white  plastic bag holder...

....  I brightened up the cutlery drainer ...

... hung up some pretty colourful mugs.....

... replaced the large red circle with a small doily in a frame..... so much nicer.....

..... and here is the kitchen 'face lift' as it looks when I finished it today ...... I love it ... so pleased my ideas worked out ....It will be great when the grey bench top is installed... the final finishing touch.....

Thank you for coming on my kitchen journey ... I hope you all enjoyed the trip  :)  :)  (hope it wasn't too long..)

Hugs and Blessings...
Barb  xx