Friday, August 19, 2011

Covering up

Well the house has seen many trades this week- carpenters, painters and bricklayers just to mention a few. They started bagging the brickwork and should have it painted up soon. I'm so glad the bricks wont be visible anymore as we had a few problems with the bricklayer and we were not very happy with his work. Its hard to get good tradesmen!

We are getting closer to handover...well...thats what I keep telling myself.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A lick of paint

We had the most perfect weather here in Melbourne today. The sun was shining and the sky was blue so I thought I would grab my camera and take a drive down to the house to snap some photos to share with you all. To my surprise the painters had started working on the exterior which had me very excited!

I have to say I had the worse time choosing colours! My husband was no help as he didn't want to be blamed if he helped pick the colour and I didn't like it in the end so he stayed clear of decisions. I went through so many sample pots before choosing and then after submitting my colour selection I changed yet again but I have to say I am really pleased with the overall colour now.

I wanted a colour that resembled my creamy French furniture but found it hard as they were either tinted too green or too pink peach. Eventually I pulled out a draw from a piece of furniture and took it down to the paint center to see what I could match it up with. That's when I found a colour called Knave by Solver Paints which screamed French flair. I loved it straight away.

Its amazing what a bit of paint can do.

And here's the vintage dormer all dressed up.

Thanks for coming to visit.

I look forward to sharing more with you all soon.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Whats in a name???

A big hello to all my old blog friends. It has been some time since I have sat and typed apart from check in on facebook but I have to say I'm back feeling refreshed and ready to share many things with you all. The past 10 months we have been busy building our new house which has had its ups and its downs to say the least. NEVER AGAIN! No more moves for us when we finally get in.

ABOVE: Our dormer window at frame stage

Anyway..I thought it was time for a house (one day soon) lifestyle (joined the gym) name (hmmm) but what??? Well our house first started off as a single story, then a single story with an attic but what about our views from the side? Wouldn't it nice to have one of those cute dormer windows to look out of? And that was that. Perfect idea for our house and perfect idea for my new name.

So with all that said, I would like to welcome you all to The Vintage Dormer!

Isn't it weird how we come up with our names?

How did you come up with yours?