Sunday, May 20, 2012

Bathrooom progress and a bit of this and that!

Most days for the last few weeks, I've thought "I must do a post!", well here I am finally!

A few weeks back hubby and I spent the weekend with friends at McLaren Vale. Us girls (Joanne and I), took off on Saturday morning and spent the day visiting a few garage sales, shops, having lunch at Bracegirdles and tasting some wine at a winery. It was a very pleasant day which was topped off with having some other friends over for meal at night.

I didn't get many photos but here are a few to sum up our day.

Above: Bought these old blue plates and bowls and the
glass lid off of a Sunbeam Frying Pan which I have used
many times as a casserole dish!
Above: This isn't my photo..I took it from the Bracegirdles website
but it summed up the lovely cruisy lunch we had.

Above: We visited this 'The Battle of Bosworth' Cellar Door nestled in McLaren Vale, where they produce organic certified wines. They also make a range called the 'Spring Seed Wine Co' where the artwork on the labels are made from original old flower seed packets.
Above: After our lovely day out it was time to head back to Joanne's and see
what the boys had been up to and have a cuppa!

Above: Then just before dinner we decided to go down to The Artel Lounge Bar to have a cocktail. The Artel is the newest place to dine and enjoy a drink or High Tea in McLaren Vale. It is 1930's themed and has a very nice atmosphere.

Bathroom Update

Our bathroom makeover has been a bit drawn out, while waiting on a few things to be done...but it has been very useable. Last week the mirror and shelf went up, so now we can start to paint the walls and then I will be able to do the whole reveal!


 Above: This is the bathroom cabinet before the reno.
Above: A sneak peak at how it is looking now.

Last weekend we travelled down to Adelaide for lunch to be with hubby's family for Mother's Day lunch. Our boys and their partners had organised to bring tea around to us that night se we got back in time for that which was lovely.
Note to self....take more photos!!  Sorry I didn't get any of that day or the day the weekend prior when we went to Victor Harbor and caught up with my parents and a few sisters. Must have been too busy having a nice time!!

Another little project we've had on the go is replacing our 5 passage doors. I forgot to get 'before' photos, but the doors were just plain old solid ones and were a cream colour. We have replaced them with new pannelled doors and painted them white. The door frames then also needed painting from the cream to white. We've just completed that project.
Above: Just remembered in the nick of time to get a photo of the 'before' colour
on the frames. The cream colour was also the colour of the old doors, which I didn't get a photo of!
Above: The other 2 doors in the passage all finished. The colour on the walls is similar to what I'll we'll be painting the bathroom walls.

That's about it for now. Hope you enjoy your weekend.



4 comments:

Pip said... Reply to comment

Even though you haven't posted for a while it seems as if you have been really busy :)

McLaren Vale is about a 15-20 minute drive from us, yet we seldom stop there,(pass through on the way to a quilting shop) I think a mid-week exploration trip will be on the cards soon.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said... Reply to comment

Dearest Annette,

You have done a LOT! More important than taking photos is to have a great time with your parents and family! So glad to read that you did enjoy all the get-together. That is very special and it will carry you through the finishing of the bathroom and other chores. With your own home it is a never ending task.
Love to you and hope you are enjoying a great Sunday.
Mariette

shez said... Reply to comment

what a wonderful time you had and lovely pics.Your bathroom is starting to look fabulous,well done.

Alison said... Reply to comment

Annette,

Your reno's are looking spiffy and it looks like you enjoyed your outings, I think I'm up for a bit of that also.

Love your blue plates, I have similar some also in green, yellow and pink.

Have a lovely day
Alison

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