Painting

July 18, 2008

We painted our kitchen. The holiday project!

Not the whole thing, just the cupboards. They were this beautiful wood grain laminate with wooden knobs for handles. Check it out now! This little makeover only set us back $220 including the handles! We still need to figure out:

Floors: currently carpet (awesome if you drop stuff and warm in winter, but a bit dirty). Looking at coloured cork tiles.

Benchtop: currently mustard coloured laminate. Supposedly laminate paint doesn’t work well in benches so maybe relaminating.

Splashback: beautiful ’70’s style tiles – need changing.

Fake brick walls: Had a plastered come to quote on gyprocking the lot including squaring off the lovely archway in the middle – reasonable but not yet.

Oven: I think we’ll go with a nice plain white one which will fit in the existing gap.


New Hoose

May 26, 2008

Hey, glad you found it. Welcome!

It’s been a while since I’ve asked and I thought this would be a good opportunity to find out who is still reading?

Let me know you were here and what you think of the new digs.


Renovations Yesterday

July 30, 2007

Yesterday I made the fishing touches to our latest reno project in the Toose Hoose – The Doors. We’ve recently replaced the lovely creamy yellow internal doors with their hand painted ceramic doorknobs with something a little more our taste (the bathroom and toilet now have locks on them too!). I also painstakingly replaced the yellow glass panels in the front door with a less garish option. Yesterday I thought I’d get into a little recycling and while I was at it maintain some memories by reusing the beautiful ceramic doorhandles. I put one on the workshop door and a couple on a cupboard in the workshop (it now has a fenimen side).


Toose Music News

May 16, 2007

A bit of music news from the Toose Hoose. I’m listening to the Kaiser Chiefs recent album ‘Yours Truly, Angry Mob’ which I bought recently – it’s great!!! I especially like the track title ‘Ruby’ – I sing it to Scott & Kat’s dog (called Ruby) and she obviously loves it – howling away in a beautiful duet 🙂

In other exciting music news The Smashing Pumpkins have reformed (with Billy and Jimmy the only members from the original band) and I heard a snippet of the first single ‘Tarantula’ of their forthcoming new album ‘Zeitgeist’. Awesome! They were at one time my favourite band – still up there tho’. I saw them live on their ‘Adore’ tour when I was in Year 11 – we got floor tickets back when moshing was cool and not deadly.

I also heard today that Audioslave have disbanded and Rage Against The Machine have reformed without Chris Cornell (I realise I’m a little late in hearing this news).

ps. Check out the image on the left. It’s the sheet music to Super Mario Bros Theme – cool!