Sunday, September 08, 2013


A milestone completed - the Bedroom Renovation is one step further along.

The whole room is now undercoated and the ceiling has its final coat of paint. There are some minor imperfections. Well after all the house is 84 years old. That's obviously young by European standards but in Melbourne many houses in the Bayside area this old have been pulled to make way for more modern homes to suit the needs of the modern family.

So here I am painting and the spring sun shines through the bedroom window and started to make patterns on the walls and ceiling.

The spring sunshine casts a shadow on the ceiling with the impression of the bedroom lead light window.
And who is this? The painting man.
Our house still has the original light fittings - they add that charm of the era.
Being only the "really" only second owners of the house, many of the original  features remain.
If memory serves me correctly, this would have to be the bedroom's 3rd incarnation in the 30 years we've been here - it will be the definitely the last. The carpet layer comes next week to measure up by which time I hope to complete painting the walls and woodwork. By the end of September we'll be back in the bedroom.

The room is now ready to add paint to the walls before the carpet arrives.
Sue decided on new knobs for the built in robes. Should go well with the French theme.
I think the next room will be the study/fourth bedroom in time for my father's visit in December.


  1. Fun photos. Like the idea of the French theme. Have a good day Diane

    1. Gosh Diane - that was a quick comment. Hi to you both.

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    1. Well, thank you for that Nadege, we think so too. Many happy memories here.
      Like you, we live near the beach. I remember racing on the bike at Manhattan beach in 79'.


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