Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas reactions 2011

I think it was a little hammed up for the kids.. but she still loved it!!!

Boys room

Girls Room

Christmas morning

Christmas morning the children got their bedrooms. they loved them. they have seem me working on them for weeks but i have been locking the door so they couldnt see what i was doing. I will post the videos of their reactioin when youtube lets me.

Final touches and moving in

final touches.... these moulded cupboard doors... beware! they love to bow... so keep them flat and dont cut much off!!!!

old bedrooms were completely vacated. we did this over a week... the kids noticed the slowly all their stuff was going missing. We kept the bedrooms locked so the children couldnt see inside until christmas morning.
We slept on inflatable matrasses on christmas eve.... the new rooms were to be the christmas present.


Gary came on the 16 of december to lay the carpet.... the skirtings were finished only a couple of days before and me and a friend scrubbed and washed the floor because we were going to have the carpet glued down with a pressure sensative glue.

charcoal carpet finished
Green carpet finished
Curtains in
internal doors in...

Finishing the bedrooms

for some reason the uploader put the photos in backwards.... so the photos are viewed from the bottom up, and i wasnt going to change them all.

The finishing touches, now all ready for painting

the floor was a little unlevel.... but not much yeah!
internal arcitraves installed

Skirting installed
Internal cupboard arcitraves painted
Arcitraves installed
skirtings painted

Architraves installed
Built in robes built but not installed
Architraves painted and cut


Well i have now installed the second last skylight. this is for the bathroom.

the last skylight is this double one. that is to go in the master bed room. it will probably be the toughest to do. probably looking at early jan.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Let there be light!!!

Well the electrician came and wow what a difference. He has done a terrific job. I expect the bill some time soon. I hope i feel the same about him then : )

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

I hate painting

Since it has been raining i have been unable to get outside and put in anymore skylights, so painting it has been.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


After a long and tedious couple of months they are finally done (except for the balustrades to Heathers horror). I think they look great. But sometimes i find it hard to celebrate my accomplishments as I know there is so far to go.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Second storey

if you receive this message then blogger finially decided to work for me... it has only been a month!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Water tanks and Fence

Well hello everyone!! Construction stage is fun... lots of progress. You may also have noticed in the video my enthusiasm... not. I am pretty tired it has been a busy few weeks. Blogger is messing up again. Video at the bottom of the page.

Hope you enjoy.
Still shot of my new fence... not too bad and a good use of recycled tin, I think. Will be ordering capping this week, to cover the sharp top.

Brigham has been a really big help in the building. He has been by my side most of the time. Seems to love helping out and I love his company.


Hi Guys... I am wrestling with uploading my video to blogger again!! I dont konw what is up with that. So whilst I wait for that to sort itself out. I have included a picture of what I am contemplating for my stairs. I really like this balustrate (spelling?), I think it is interesting and if i use apple tree branches it will continue with the theme..
Oh well.. till blogger sorts it self out

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Compare this blog to an older one... the Tank Saga... where it all began... April 2009!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Floor Prep

It is great to see that blogger has their video uploader working again. Well the floor is now ready for the stud work to go up. It hasn't been all smooth sailing though. I managed to get the mix wrong for the epoxy paint! So I am hoping it still does it job : ) Did something slightly different this week, I hope you enjoy it.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

10th time lucky?

I have been trying to post this video now for 3 weeks with no luck. For some reason Blogger wont load it. So i have had to try something new. I have embedded the video which i had uploaded to youtube. Man it was frustrating. Oh well, please click the link below so you can watch the video.