Beach Cottage Summer House WIP
Mon 16th, Apr, 2012
G’day Beach Cottage ladies, hope the weekend was good to you, this morning checking in with some DIY. Yep my life is so fantastically exciting that I get to look after sweet puppies and take photos of DIY all weekend…oh yeah baby, just so happening around here.
So remember I said that the Summer House was finished, well that wasn’t strictly true, because the outside wasn’t painted and I had forgotten the floor, I think I was just so excited by the possibility of filling it with things and sitting out there that I jumped the gun a tad.
…so at the weekend we got to it very nearly being done & dusted.
A few options for the floor, but we went for the same paint we used on the deck and I will get a rug for it too…a few reasons for this decision…firstly it was easy, we didn’t want to have to get a tradie in here, secondly I wanted it to be easy to clean and thirdly I wanted the colours to sorta flow through from the deck to out here…
So the colour is a putty grey, no surprise there I suppose, though I have found some polka dot putty flooring, be still my heart, sadly it’s not in this country and am working out a way to get it shipped here…haven’t told Mr Beach Cottage this yet, will just slip it into the equation if and when I get my hands on it…let’s just say it’s to die for but let’s just say he won’t think the same if he has to do it ;-)
You can see here what the floor was like…we scraped it and sanded it down first
I didn’t do any of this painting yesterday, but I did think you might want to see my new skinny jeans…in black…I feel like a grungy dude in them…bought them on a whim and are soooo comfy and have lived in them ever since, hello black is the new denim…
There were a couple of bits in the eaves that needed patching up too
It’s a very sunny spot out here, in fact in the deep, dark, harsh, Sydney Winter you can sit here sunning yourself…indeed outside here I grew Summer herbs right through the year it’s so warm…
I am very pleased with how the little deck turned out, it’s not big enough to sit on really and my initial plans of pots and things have been scaled down firstly because now these doors are opening right back and secondly because it looks kinda nice bare…know what I mean?
the floor is looking good….this is after the first coat, we think it will take at least three
a few more pics here if you want some more
I’ll be off for now then, I’ll be the one knee deep in DIY and puppies …
That’s it from me Beach Cottage ladies, what do you think of this little romantic Summer House notion of mine? Good?