Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Number 10 Bedroom Update

Yes, I am absorbed (read: obsessed) with our bedroom at the moment, but when you're sleeping in the lounge room, both spare rooms are chocka bloc full of stuff, there are plaster fragments and dust and bits of timber all over the place and pre-Christmas dinner with the family is just 5 short weeks away, then that's really all I CAN think of !!

Things are moving along though....MONT and his mate Paul completed the floor on Saturday....

It looks a bit patch-worky now, but once it's sanded and polished it'll be fine.

Then, when I got home from work yesterday I noticed a bigger hole in the bedroom wall than when I left, because MONT had removed the bulkhead. Just like that.

Now you see it.....

Now you don't.

It makes a huge difference with it gone, much more than I expected. We'll hang the plaster this week and hopefully, the plasterer will be here next week to finish off. I've ordered new cornice and it'll be ready for pick-up tomorrow. Long story short: We had to replace the old cornice with a new design because the one we had is obsolete and it was cheaper to re-do the entire room than have just one, 4 metre length made.  Crazy huh?

Once all that's done,  I can paint it all and get the floor man in so it should will be finished by the end of the month. Fingers crossed!

Think I'll make it? Yeah.  I work best under pressure...and then I go stark raving bonkers.

Kristine at The Painted Hive has also renovated her bedroom, and it looks sensational!

Check it out.


  1. I feel your excitement and pain! Just the mere mention of the word 'plaster' makes me want to run for the hills these days - the worst job ever!! I can't wait to se it all finished :)

  2. Sarah, it is like pleasure and pain isn't it!?
    I can't wait for it to be finished too. Then I can stop thinking about it every single waking moment.

  3. It is amazing how much we can achieve when we are under pressure and have a deadline. I am sure that your house will be all ship shape and gorgeous by Christmas! We also have a to do list of reno's prior to the family arriving for Christmas lunch! xx

  4. Looking good, Friend. But, 5 weeks until your party? Yikes. I would come help you, but it would take me five weeks to get there. :)

  5. That's OK Teresa....when you get here it'll be finished and then we can just hang out, shop, chat and generally relax. No worries.

  6. Well you guys are doing a great job and making some good decisions by the look of it. I am sure it will all come together for you with plenty of time to relax before Christmas dinner. ;-)

  7. Wow, you have been very busy bee, your home is coming along beautifully, I'm sure your bedroom will be finished before christmas arrives...cant wait to see the end result...


  8. Jenny, we're also making a terrific mess here at Number 10...I know it's all going to work out in the end, but the end is some way off yet

    Kirstie, we have been busy and it's going to be even busier this weekend and next week when all the plaster gets hung and finished and I can start painting.yipee!

  9. Oooh, you’re such an inspiration. I love this blog!

  10. Thanks so much Malibu. Great to hear from you and I'm glad you like the Blog


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