Saturday, 14 April 2012

Ok its Official..."I'm a Wally"

I've lost our DSR camera. I had all these great "before" photos on it, of our rental property we are getting ready to sell.  And now that we are at the pointy end, and I am gearing up to take the "after" photos, I can't find the camera.

I have looked high and low, near and far.  I have obviously put it down in the most ridculous of places.  Argh ... so frustrating.

Then the other night I backed the car out of a car park, straight into another vehicle. Yeah sure, most of us have done something like that.  But the car I was in, had a reversing camera.  Thats right I watch myself back into another car.  Fortunately, only my car came off second best, and that was a fairly minor scratch.  But seriously...I am astounded at my stupidity.

On a lighter note, here is another ebay find

This one was only $5.50, I am a very happy with that.

The dining chairs I showed you last post have been transformed.  I can't wait to show you all.  I was going to sell them and try and make a little profit, but I like them too much now. 

I will show you the photos... when I find my camera.

Take care

Sunday, 1 April 2012

April fools day - no fools here

A lot has been going on in "the Hallway" lately.

The rental property I discussed last time, has been vacated and we have had a look.  It is safe to say we were very disappointed with the way the property was left.  But that is a whole other post.  And I want to get some after photos, before I show the "before" photos

We have managed to get a good start on the property, but the next two weeks I am somewhat preoccupied.  Why? I hear you ask.  Good question.  I start a new job tomorrow, and I have two weeks of (intense) training to get through.

I am super excited about this job, it is a work from home position, which is something all "mums dream off, isn't it?  Well, it is for me.  The role a health advice hotline or nurse triage.  But it means there isn't the long 1 hour commute that I am was doing.

On to the serious stuff.

I have bought some great bargains on ebay this week. These are all ebay listing photos, so excuse the varying quality.

Yep, my love of baby blue/duck egg blue continues.  At $25, it was a little gift for me, from me.

 I didn't really need the dining chairs, but for $15 for the 6, I couldn't let them get thrown out. Thats $2.50 a chair, I would only have been robbing myself if I didn't get them.

 Not really a bargain, but I got 8 lights for $120.  I have seen them for around $100 for 1 light.  These are to replace the broken ones at our rental... hmmm, thats for the above mentioned "other post".

I am still devastated, I didn't win this beauty

at $53, turns out this was a bargain, I just didn't know it.  Anyway, I will just need to keep my eyes opened for something similar.

Until next time...

Friday, 16 March 2012

Duck egg blue

Duck egg blue... I think it is my favourite colour right now.  Just take a look at my header :-)
Source: via Sarah on Pinterest

I am desperate to paint something duck egg blue.  I know,  why not a house, I hear you say??

We own a rental property that we are planning on selling.  Internally it was originally painted a green colour, which at the time I loved.  But that was over ten years ago.  I did paint some of the rooms about 5 years ago, but was never really happy with the result.

I will post pictures of the house when I get access to it.  Next week, I plan to go and have a look at what work needs to be done, so that I can get it up on the market as soon as possible.  I haven't had a good look at the place for five years, hopefully I wont be too shocked.

 This is a picture of the front of the house 5 years ago. Yeah not a great shot, because the point and shoot camera that cost us a small fortune, about 5 years ago, didn't have a zoom :-)

And a loverly picture of me, lounging on the couch, again about 5 years ago.  This is just to show the colour of the wall, from memory this is a fairly true representation of the colour.  That couch, by the way was a elcheapo couch hubby and I bought when we were first married.  I didn't like it much then, you can probably tell by the look on my face.

Sadly I don't seem to have too many more pictures of the property.

I am not planning on painting the whole house duck egg blue, but rather the main lounge, laundry, and kitchen.  These three areas get the main sunlight, and they have white built in cupboards with a grey laminate top.  Don't screw up your nose, again from memory the grey laminate top looks very nice, just the wall colour I could never get to match.

Anyway on to the duck egg blue inspirations:

Until next time...