Today I’m off to choose tiles for our upcoming bathroom renovation. Yes we’ve finally bitten the bullet and signed a contract with a builder to upgrade our leaky beige toilet, the vanity that is being chocked up by house bricks and (this one I won’t miss) the corner spa with gold taps that shoots out black slimy scum no matter how many times you clean it out.
It’s been eight years since we moved into our current home, and I never imagined that we’d still be decorating, let alone doing major works.
When we moved in we had big plans to ‘fix this’ and ‘do that’, and we actually did get a lot done, especially considering I was 7 months pregnant with Emma. There was a deadline to get the house in a livable state, so the old carpets went, we polished the floors and gave the place a quick paint job.
The inexpensive improvements made the place feel clean, fresh and ready to welcome a new resident through the door, but like many old homes, often a facelift isn’t enough.
One day while we were watching TV a chunk of plaster fell off the ceiling, no biggie, it got patched but not painted. No point in painting, because that rotten window needs replacing, we’ll just wait till that’s done and then paint everything – that was 7 years ago!
In December we finally had our downstairs windows replaced with double glazed units, so we are one step closer to maybe, possibly, probably getting that bloody big plaster patch on our ceiling painted over.
I’m sick of living in ‘renovation limbo’ but this year I’ve got a good feeling that if we push hard, our never ending home improvement (but mainly repair) quest will finally come to an end and I can finally hang my art work and enjoy our home.
“So what’s your point Cintia?”
Well, glad you asked. For the sake of accountability, I’ll be sharing our home improvement diaries here with you. It will also help me cement some of my decorating ideas – cue the vision boards.
You can follow along with our bathroom reno (I wont have a shower for 5 weeks which may get smelly), and generally help light a fire under my butt to get things done. By the end of the year my aim is to have everything done and dusted.
There’s going to be lots more housey stuff on the blog, is that your jam?
I hope you enjoy the ride.