Sunday 20 January 2013

Getting busy with a room transformation part one

My countdown is on- the countdown until B2 makes his or her arrival and don't we have a lot to do! A few weeks ago we had a small scare with little B2 and weren't sure if they would be making an earlier than expected arrival, thankfully all good now but it's finally turned me into a (crazier) pregnant woman on a mission to get things done.

We have an amazing family friend who will be putting back up a wall to divide the kitchen and our dining room (currently used as my sewing room/ dining room/ junk room) with Mr Domestic as his trusty sidekick. This originally was I assume a bedroom and at some stage the previous owners decided to take out the wall to open up the space.

Unfortunately it didn't really work that way as it still feels awkward and well we really need an extra bedroom!

The only positives to the shoddyness of this original modification was that it really prompted us to get our act together and polish the floors. Before the boards were polished and this little bit was repaired there was a real possibility that you could fall through to the ground below. Just imagine where this secured cross beam was we had a rickety plank of wood that was kinda wedged in place. It was also a horrible little hidey hole for all sorts of gross out creepy crawlies to come out of mmm......

Just so you get a point of reference, this is what the room looks like right now from our kitchen....

Not very inspiring is it?

Please excuse the mess! I have noticed whenever anyone has a room that doesn't have a defined purpose it ends up as the junk dumping ground - thats my excuse anyway

Here is some progress.....

To support the new gyprock, we need to put in a frame you could do this out of wood but works just as well in steel. I haven't taken a picture but in addition to the outside frame, you need to add internal bracing. That keeps the gyprock nicely in place.

Gyprock up and plastered! All we need now is the skirting, a couple of coats of paint and we are in business!!

While the boys are busy doing all the easy stuff, I've been hard at work looking through paint schemes at Bunnings and trolling second hand stores and the Internet for bargains for Little B's room.

Now to decide on a colour for the new room!!

Make sure you check back for part two


1 comment :

  1. Oh I know all about gaps and creep crawleys lol .... I love love love your jarrah floor boards .... the treasure of having a Perth home :)


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