Category Archives: Interiors

3rd of November 2011- Inside the house, possums and burst water pipes

On this day, as the title of this post suggests, we took photos of:

  1. The stuff inside the house
  2. A possum-eaten chocolate muffin
  3. Night-time repairs to the water pipe out the front
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13th of October 2011

Off goes the roof!

The old bathroom/ laundry toilet area at the back of the house gets the big reveal today.

Danilo, Rob, Ashley And Yoko are on duty. I, Johanna, was there but had the flu so felt like junk.

The old tin roof, which had about 4 layers in some areas and still leaked, was removed. They also took off the asbestos ceiling in the bathroom. That’s why they are spraying it down with water to keep the dust in check.

So now the old tin is gone it will look better though is open to the elements… hmm.


29th of September 2011.

Asbestos Removal Day # One.

Original Laundry and Toilet gets  stripped down.

Well done those men. And women who hosed everything down and dug and cleaned like maniacs. VERY well done.


27 September 2011 – cleaning up house and garden

The pile of stuff for the skip begins to mount. There were a few things left behind that we liked. But not many. And as the floor and walls were revealed the state of the house was worse than we expected. Timber powdered by termites and rotten bits everywhere. Mostly as a result of dodgy construction in the first place.

Clearing out the growth from all around the house to let the air in to dry it out. Sad to see the hydrangeas go but it had to happen…

Started to find the piles of rubbish buried under carpet and other stuff in the garden. Broken bottles, old medicine, bean bags etc.  Agh the ‘treasures’ to be found.

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Settlement Day – Part 2 – 26 September 2011

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Day 1 continued.

We bought a stihl chain saw and a mulcher and a brush cutter and the gang went to town on it.


A street furniture find and new (old) paint

$56 for 10L super enamel Dulux paint via ebay. New would be about $180.

$2.95 for some cupboard door catches for the cupboard Demelza and I spotted on the street on Saturday, and Rob and I lugged home by hand. I gave it a good clean today. Looks pretty much the same though doesn’t it? It’s minty green laminate underneath the VERY thick paint that’s on there. (Sorry about the photo on it’s side thing.)

When I get that paint I’ll give it a spruce up. ‘Super enamel’ should be good for furniture right? Says you can use it on doors, windows and trims etc.  Any advice?