Monday, February 8, 2010

My one true love?

G'Day's it going this very beautiful Monday?
I can tell you, it's pretty darn warm in Melbourne!

Now, today's post is not about the weather. NO. It's about something very dear to my heart.


You know, I think people fall into two categories, those who love renovating and those who would rather spend three months trekking across Siberia eating nothing but raw seal meat. That's not really a picture I want in my mind for very long, I can tell you.

Me? I LOVE it. With a capital LOVE! (Renovating, not raw seal meat)

I love the whole process...from the demolition and mess to the building and ultimately, the transformation. Have I told you how much I love it?

MONT got home from the beach on Saturday and while we were having a quiet drink and a chat on Saturday night, we decided to make a few changes and finally finish Number 10!
WOO HOO! Finally!

The first project is to relocate the back door... or move it slightly

Yes I know it looks OK, but unfortunately, it's a wasted "nook" right outside the study and the floor space could be put to much better use. Right now it's where the dogs cozy up on cooler days.

What we plan to do is remove the study window and replace it with a smaller, single one. We won't sacrifice light though as the study also has French Doors opening onto the back deck.

We'll then push the doorway out so it gives me more space inside to install a floor to ceiling cupboard. It'll hold things like the ironing board, washing things and all the cleaning well as the clothes airers, which I have to say are one of the most difficult things to find a home least for me.

As you can see below, my laundry is extremely small and extremely cluttered and messy. It started out as a storeroom, but is now my laundry/junk depository.

I used to have the washing machine and dryer in the kitchen, right here where this cupboard and the fridge are now.

But it wasn't as practical as I thought it would be, so we moved them into the storage room towards the back of the house.

So, that's the first project on the cards. It's not going to happen for a couple of months yet. But that's fine with me. It gives me time to start the planning (and dreaming) process. My favourite part.

The second project will be the main bedroom...but more about that a little later...

So, there you have it...more renovations at Number 10 coming up...I'll keep you posted about how the plans progress.


  1. Good. We need another project. I will strap on my toolbelt and wait... :)

  2. EXCELLENT Teresa! I'll be happy to put you to work. Stand by

  3. Can't wait to see this renovation unfold! Will be so lovely for you to have that little bit of extra room for your cupboards x

  4. I'm short term renting a tiny house and understand the clothes airer storage problem! Mine are currently in the toilet, VERY awkward, lol! In the next house I'm hoping to find a wall storage solution. :) Good luck with the latest reno.... I'm sure it won't be your last, ha, ha. :)

  5. Your plans sound fantastic Lesley. I'm new to the reno world so its all a bit daunting for me. I look forward to seeing your dreaming come alive :P

  6. I hear you...Mr Limecello and I love renovating too (though we are actually going on a holiday in the next few months...a real one! They normally get missed as we poor all our funds into renovating!)
    Can't wait to see the storage!

  7. Hi Lesley, great to catch up with all that's been happening to you. Life is just so exciting especially when you've another reno lined up....Go you good thing you !

  8. Thanks all....I have to say I'm really looking forward to this new "work" to take place will be a little while before it gets underway though, but I'll keep you updated.

    White Dove...great to see you back in blogland...hope you had a wonderful time in Melbourne!

  9. Sounds like a great renovation. Half the fun is in the planning.


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