Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Housy updates

It's been a busy and expensive 12 months in the Frostbite & Sunburn household - but the luxury of owning your own few square feet of suburban heaven on this wee planet comes with on-going costs, renovations and changing tastes.

New roof tiles - check.

Gorgeous new wooden floor laid by very clever husband - check.

And we finally decided on a colour to paint the outside of the house - and we are boring, personified.  Warm beige.  Maybe that's me all over - warm beige!

When it came to the crunch, the soft pale yellow that I loved was absolutely blinding in the sunlight - it might as well have been white.  And the funky elephant grey paint was indeed dark and drab and depressing in the rain or on a dull day.

So brown it is.  And actually, I quite like it now, after lambasting the idea two months ago!

Next job - carpet for stairs and three bedrooms.  Then we might stop for a while.  And pay for it all.

Of course, once a house has been updated, tarted up and is looking fab, it's obviously time to sell it.  It seems whenever I get a house up to scratch, I then go and flog it and let someone else admire all my hard work.  Stoopid.  (Alternatively, they might think "who the hell chose this boring beige" and go in and paint it lilac.)


  1. Well, when the house is all tarted up and looking fab, ENJOY it instead of selling it. Looks like you're off to a good start and you have a useful husband. Mine doesn't know how to Do It Himself, and isn't interested anyway. Sigh.
    Enjoyed your photos.
    Take care.
    -- Kay

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. Wow... you've been busy! Beautiful floor and I think the house colour is great.

    I've been wanting the paint my walls for a while now... I love the painting bit but I just can't decide on the colours (I have a blood-red sofa!). I'm inspired to quit dithering and go for it...

  3. Can you come and do up our place next please!


  4. What a wonderful treat when it's complete!

  5. Thanks guys - think we will enjoy it all for a while now - no plans to flog to the highest bidder just yet!

    Flossie, sorry - I have lots more for hubby to do before he will be free to help you out! Show Jim the photos for inspiration!