23 May 2014

the one with... the confession


Yes, I am still around.

I've just been quiet here on the blog but you can always find me over on my Instagram with updates on the cottage.  I've recently repainted the lounge room and work is about to start on turning the old kitchen into a spare room.  Yep the work continues...

The reason for my absence is that I've been spending all of my time over on my business website.

I'm loving it!

So what do I do? I work with entrepreneurs, freelancers, bloggers and small businesses to create a website that they will get the absolute best out of.

Pop over to the website and say hello.

I'm still quietly lurking around your blogs - that won't change.

Lisa xo

14 March 2014

the one with... the living room to-do list

I've been very quiet lately on the projects around the house - actually I haven't done anything new since the toilet was repainted.  That's OK because there has been lots of planning - you know I love to plan!

Planning has begun on the backyard makeover and I even took a pen and paper with me as I walked around the cottage to make a room by room to-do list.

The lucky room I'm working on is the lounge.
I did this moodboard back here which I still love but it does need a little tweaking - nothing drastic!

This is what I have do to in this room:
  1. Make a decision on new wall colour - ceiling doesn't need painting (thank goodness).
  2. The new wall colour needs to compliment the colour of ceiling and the shutters.
  3. Small coffee table??  still deciding if I have the space.
  4. Hang artwork finally!
  5. Finish the door frame.
  6. TV entertainment stand - hack project coming soon.
  7. Plants and more plants.
There is no more mucking around cause I'm heading to Masters on my way home from work tonight to pick up some sample paint pots.

I can't wait to get them up on the wall.

Lisa xo

17 February 2014

the one with… a finished toilet

I'm happy to say that I've managed to keep the momentum going with getting projects finished.

The toilet was an eyesore that really needed to be fixed.

I honestly don't know what I was thinking painting it that bright colour but I'll go with being young.

I'm so happy with the end result and it only took a weekend to finish it.

The only downside was the toilet couldn't be replaced with the new one because the plumbing wasn't it the same spot.  Sure I could have a new hole cut and had the plumbing moved but it just isn't worth it.  The big plan is to completely gutter the toilet and bathroom (hopefully later this year) so I didn't see the need to pay for this when it can wait.

So the black toilet sit is staying for now.

This is my DIY painting hanging behind the door.  It was so much fun to make but it did take some time because eat dot was done individually.  Yep I sat at the table and dot painted with the bottom of a paint brush in a tray of paint and then on on the canvas.

I just have to remind you… this is what I started with.

The Before

No need for sunglasses anymore!

Lisa xo


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