Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Weekend Progress...

Another jam packed weekend - here's what we got up to in photo's:

Friday Night we got all dressed up to head into the city and see the Christmas Tree being lit and Santa...
DJ's had no Santa on so we had to settle for Myers, which was amazing! They had a train and whole show happening was very impressive and put DJ's to shame really...

The actual lighting of the Xmas Tree was pretty much a bust! So so many people we ended up bi-passing it for a yummy dinner at Mos Burger.  No more fancy dinners with a 2yr old in tow...

After dinner I headed to Seed and shopped up a storm - they have the most beautiful shop fit out...

Look at that staircase! 
After we came home and put Huddy to bed we managed to foster the energy to stain the deck - this is before...

Here's the after pic!

Got up early and headed to the Black & Spiro Flea Market
with Cass & Lion - My partners in crime...

we saw the most amazing Polish Chandelier...
and this amazing blue couch...

I bought this at the sale - it's a Christmas Tree from Black & Spiro's window display last year.  I am going to use it as my Christmas Tree next year and also a teepee for Hudson's room in between.  Isn't it amazing - this is my beautiful sister Katie standing next to the tree.
Saturday arvo  Katie and I drove out to Whoop Whoop (her words not mine) to pick up my new linen cupboard for my bathroom - I recently bought it on eBay fully restored for $180 - Bargain!
Later that arvo J and I drove out to Whoop Whoop (in the other direction) to pic up these HUGE new kitchen windows $150 from Gumtree (another BARGAIN) - Dad's poor ute sure is clocking up some km's at the moment!

Whilst I was busy driving around town J was re-staining the deck and finishing off the floor in the kitchen - here's a pic:
almost finished - just one small piece to add at the end

he also cut out some more of the wall for the doors to go in.


Travis came early Sunday and with the help of some strong blokes managed to get our new French Doors up to the deck ready to be installed.  We had a Christmas Party to attend Sunday so were out most of the day but it was so lovely to come home and see them installed - Here's some pics:
The new doors installed - I can't wait to paint them white.

From another angle - we have now decided we really want to extend the back deck a few metres - when will it end LOL

Late Sunday arvo we drove to the coast to pick up 2 of these - Another eBay bargain I could not resist.  These will live in the lounge/dining just like in our old house!


J had an RDO and I a late start so we spent the morning painting - Happy to say the painting has been completed for the bottom half of the house - Thank Goodness! Now to tackle upstairs!
Hudson entertaining us with his dancing skills whilst we were painting - such a Happy Boy!


  1. Well you sure know where to find a great bargain! Love the cupboard and window finds. xx

  2. Goodness you have been soooo busy! We braved the christmas tree crowds too and somehow ended up near the front for the whole shebang. The front verandah floor looks great and so do those doors at the back. I think extending the deck is a great idea, especially off a kitchen. Love the christmas tree you found and all your ebay bargains are fantastic, especially the hutch. We just found the last of the floorboards we needed, very exciting. mel x

  3. Thanks ladies! yes we only know 1 speed at the moment, Flat Out! If you get stuck with the floor boards you are welcome to ours - not sure if they are the same size but let m eknow if your run short Mel xxx