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So we are still in full-on house renovation mode at the moment. You can see part one of the renovation here.  Much to my delight we are finally coming to the end of the “demolishing” phase and moving on to the “making it look good again” phase.

We have had a wall built, rendered and plastered. We have fixed up the ceiling where the pantry was. We have cleaned the concrete floors and we have had an electrician come and do a bit of wiring ready for the kitchen to go in.  We are trying to do as much of it as we can but for some things you do need to hire the professionals!  To keep it as eco as we can be (both within our time constraints and also budget) we are hiring people that live locally so that the travel is cut down and also to support the people in our new-to-us community.

New wall closing up the space between the kitchen/family and lounge room

New wall from the lounge room side which has been plastered.

My Dad has been an absolute warrior and has painted all the bedrooms (walls and ceilings) with the paint we bought from ecolour. The paint is great and we are super happy with it. Especially since it is zero VOC and an Australian company! Yeehah!

Ruby doing some painting

Painting for Ruby was “the best day ever!”

Freshly painted master bedroom

Just today the tiler has been and has levelled and concreted the bathroom floors ready for the tiles and he has started the tiling in the laundry. Mr Natural Newborn will be sealing and waterproofing the bathrooms tomorrow and then the bathrooms will be tiled over the next few days after that. Can’t wait to see what they look like!  I chose tiles with rectified edges so that the gaps between the tiles are smaller.  Smaller gaps = less grout = less cleaning!  Win!

Tiled laundry floor

Mr Natural Newborn started putting the kitchen together on the weekend.  We had to go with a flat pack kitchen because we didn’t have time for a cabinet maker to build us one and we also didn’t have the finances!  To save some dollars we are going to put it together ourselves.

Start of the kitchen

Hope you are all getting organised for Christmas.  I’ve started my online shopping with a big purchase from Spiral Garden.  I love that shop!


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