Week #3: Getting down and dirty, Muuto and a Scandi find

A slow start but by week’s end there was a lot of PVC.

First though, Matt our site supervisor sent me a photo of a digger inside our little house excavating for the re-routing the pipework.

 Excavating for the new laundry.

Excavating for the new laundry.

It was a tad shocking to see such a large piece of equipment at work inside Chez Wayville. It was invasive but necessary.

It seems a slow start but all the plumbing has been done for the new bathrooms and laundry. Yay.

 New ensuite.

New ensuite.

 New pipework in the laundry and main bathroom.

New pipework in the laundry and main bathroom.

Meanwhile, Monsieur D and I came back to retrieve the fridge, TV, sofa and arm chair, beds and other assorted bits and pieces – like our pantry goods, kitchenware, laundry items – and moved into our new temporary home. They've been locked away behind one of those boarded up doors you can see in the image above.

For the next 20 or so weeks we’re living around the corner from Chez Wayville, which is incredibly handy and lucky. Between us this is our fourth address in Wayville, we’ve only ever moved about 300m-400m. Creatures of habitat.

We worked non-stop from 10am to 6pm even though we move the bare minimum. Dreading the move back.


Two steps forward one step back with our fittings choices this week. We’ve (that’s Christine and me) have settled on the kitchen pendants.

This will give a clue to the part of the kitchen colour-way.

 Muuto Unfold Pendant in Grey

Muuto Unfold Pendant in Grey

Muuto is a Scandanavian design company and we have liked a few of their designs, particularly an oak dining table.  The Unfold Pendant is actually made of rubber! However a stockist in Sydney put us off Muuto's furniture after telling Christine they'd had a lot returns; wooden furniture routinely arrived chipped. That's triggered a rethink, except for these lights. This pic from Surrounding, an Australian design website, shows them in use:

 

Christine also found some ideal pendants to hang over the dining area. They're Danish by the design outfit Frandsen. Apparently they're sold out. Fingers-crossed she can negotiate a re-supply. I love them.

 Frandsen Kobe Smoke Glass and Copper Pendant Lamp

Frandsen Kobe Smoke Glass and Copper Pendant Lamp

Here's what the Australian website Design Stuff says about Frandsen: "The Danish company Frandsen Lighting has been designing and making lamps since 1968. The collections interpret the best of Scandinavian lighting aesthetics and signal quality and taste with key emphasis on design and quality."

Roll on next week.