Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Day 15-35

There is a bit of catching up to do with my photos. So these may not necessarily be in order but you get the idea...

No more fireplace!

Action Man

open bathroom? it will get its new roof soon

entry, mudroom and future bathroom and laundry

pruning the garden
it is my job to take down the fence,
never mind that it is roped to the ground by
the roots of these trees and an ancient wisteria vine.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Mucking Out

With most of the dusty business done with, it was time to clear up the mess. Bring forth the industrial vacuum cleaner! You can see the transformation of the boxed in rooms into a framework for a large living/dining/kitchen area.
When the old fireplace is knocked down (hopefully this week) we will be able to appreciate the space almost as it will eventually be ...using visualization of course...just have to imagine the timber paneled walls... polished floors, the neat little kitchen and our big old antique dining table... the new fireplace (perhaps fitted later) in the south wall and a high ceiling (please!)
more to come soon.... as a parting gift, here is my favorite view towards the mountains and the setting sun

Thursday, August 2, 2012


just to keep our spirits up.... this is the view from what will be the living room. And I took this on a stormy, freakishly windy day

keep this image in your mind. You're going to need it in the weeks to come :)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Day 8 - 14 Open plan living

How do you make lots of cubby sized rooms into an open plan living space? Mix 2 parts strong men with 1 part sledge hammer, 1 part wheelbarrow. Mix well. 
And don't forget to deliver a hearty lunch to the men, preferably before 12 noon.

You remember this shot from last week? well...

And today....

 We have an 'open plan' living space!

This is what we in the cottage demolition industry call 'rubble'. Perhaps this could be the fill for a retaining wall?