So I’ve been rather busy, and was planning on updating you on my project –which you can read about here, but…yeah.
So I’ll just catch you up now. Its been almost a year since that little house moved onto site, and I’m almost finished. Some landscaping, some final exterior painting, a fence, a shed, and some interior styling are on my to-do list, and I will aim to be more forthcoming with progress on these.
The house has been a perfect fit for the site – despite it looking like it wouldn’t fit at the beginning! And she’s quite eye-catching. People are still slowing down/pulling over and having a good little look-see.
The house was in good knick when I got it and moved it on, so that helped alot in the process. Half the house hasn’t had to be touched other than a coat or two of paint. The other half has had a fair bit of work. I had decided that I needed an extra bedroom and an extra bathroom, purely because other houses in the area (even though there aren’t many villas – but there are a couple if you hunt them down) were 4 bedroom and 2 bathroom. Plus the 3rd bedroom is only a single room. To fit this in we built the kitchen on – exact size and shape, right next to where it had been. This allowed for a master suite to be built in the old kitchen with a walkthrough wardrobe which leads to an ensuite. These spaces were created in the old dining room – maybe this will better explain what I’ve done —
And then the fun bit – picking tiles, colours and painting (so much painting)! Donna in our office gave me the teal green glass tiles I’ve used in the kitchen – she had originally bought them for her kitchen but decided it wasn’t the look she wanted, and luckily there were more of that batch at Heritage Tiles, and that we have a friend who works there, and I managed to get the rest that I needed. While I was there I fell in love with some hexagon tiles – and I couldn’t walk away, so these pretty little things are the splash back in my ensuite. Little note to remember – at this stage I was doing the house up to rent out, but of course testing my hand at interior design (I’m the company Graphic Designer) so trying out ideas that I liked. I’ve since moved in, and its still everything I like. Greys, blues, greens, natural wood, classic villa design features mixed with contemporary features – eclectic.
The rest is really a blur of painting, so I’ll just show you before/during/and semi finished pics so you can see what I’ve done. But I have to say, it has been (and still is) a fun process – a bit stressful at times – but fun. And I think I have been lucky with how well its gone – Architect on the job, builder who loves working on villas and has an amazing eye for details, friends in the right places.
Keep an eye out for my crack at interior styling.