Only one week longer than the pre-start forecast and we have moved back in.
Matt, our star project supervisor, admitted I could have pushed him and moved in the weekend before. Instead, we chose that time to move everything but the essentials such as bed, fridge, TV, sofa, dining table – and toothbrush.
By moving day, the following Thursday, Des had completely set up the kitchen.
Thanks to Fit Bit, I apparently walked more than 18,000 steps that day.
We've been in a week and the novelty doesn't seem to be diminishing.
I’m loving the extra space in the kitchen and the ensuite feels like I’m in a luxury hotel.
Am so glad it’s 2016 not 2006 with its drought conditions.
After two days, Des confessed he was loving “his” bathroom and the shower too.
The gas flame fire place, the ducted heating, the underfloor heating in the bathroom and the heated towel rail are bliss after the freezing conditions we’ve endured this winter while renting.
Last night I caught myself half out the bedroom door on the way to a 2am pee – before remembering there was an ensuite now. Old habits.
o A few mild winter days has meant we could open the sliding doors and they work so well. I love how they “frame” the lounge/dining and kitchen
o I’m in love with the kitchen island – I’ve laid my arms out wide on it a few times
o Our new “toy” is the remote control arm that moves the TV almost 180 degrees
o My blue and white porcelain looks fabulous on the veneer shelves
o The new internal layout totally works
o The TV-media unit Christine designed and we had made by Gawler Custom Joinery is fabulous - especially my "door bling"
Unfortunately, we have to wait quite a few more weeks for the new furniture, so it feels a tad still like we’re camping.
Apparently the dining table and chairs are due until October. Sigh. No entertaining until then. Can’t hang the pendant lights until the table is here.
I’m pining especially for the kitchen stools; then we’ll feel like we’re really using the kitchen as intended.
The track lighting for the kitchen arrived this week – that should be up next week, along with a feature wall of wallpaper – my first since my teenage bedroom. The wallpaper is a sentimental choice; it’s designed by Anna Spiro my second favourite interior designer after my sister Christine Rady. It's called Rosey Posey Trellis. Here's a pic from the Porters Paint website.
Next arrivals hopefully will be the new L-shaped sofa, re-upholstered swivel armchair and footstool and the leather bench seat cushion – which should arrive well before its companion table.
I’ll post some of Christine’s fabric ideas for cushions and lamp shades next.