Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Ok it is now officially done- now I am going quilting!

So here it is -the final piece of work on the patio.  DH did a lovely job of cladding the bench around the sink.
All ready for a month or more of outdoor eating, until the weather breaks. 

Now I am going to start a new quilt which has got me very excited.  Here are the blocks on my design wall -I am calling it "afternoon tea with mum" and it will have tea cups and butterflies and pretty pinks and blues and violet colours. Hope to spend some quality time on this one this weekend.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Making it happen

 We put the furniture back on the patio, but we are still waiting for the cladding for the bench around the sink. Nevertheless we are very pleased with the transformation!

 The creamy yellow walls make the place a lot brighter.

 The coffee table was stained and sealed and now looks like it belongs with the rest of the furniture.

 The path towards the patio now is nice and smooth and clean. DH borrowed a high pressure cleaner from a mate which was able to clean the limestone steps too.

 We have a theme of kookaburras around our house. The front door has stained glass kookaburras, and now there is a lovely tiled feature on the wall on the patio featuring the same bird.

The pea gravel reminds me of the colours of pindan -the colours of the north west!

 I have been reading cook books to get inspiration for some entertaining outside. Still quite a bit of summer to go!

Hopefully the cladding for the bench will come this week, and then we can declare the project finished!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Patio makeover progress

So we are making progress on the patio.

You can see that the walls have been painted and the structure of the bench which surrounds the sink has been constructed.

The floor has been painted.

We have spent a bit more than the $350 we had hoped to spend. A major unforseen expense was getting the pest control company to move the white ant bait stations -a $230 cost we had not anticipated.  The floor paint was a bit more than expected, too.

Nevertheless it is going to look good for some time to come. 

Soon I will be back with an update once the floor has had a second coat and we have returned all the furniture and finished the bench!