On the fence {house renovation update}

Time for another renovation update. I'm looking forward to the day when there are no more reno updates.  Not far away now, fingers and toes crossed.
 We spent this weekend painting the rendered fence (dodging the rain) and adding the fencing, which took a little longer than anticipated.
 The fence (and eventually) the house are painted in Dulux Hog Bristle (double strength). We decided to paint the render instead of adding the colour to the render with a texture coat. The reason being that the painted surface tends to seal the render and doesn't get those streaky stains that you see on a lot of homes....time will tell.
 Mr 3P has worked so hard on this house. He's done most of the work himself (with a little "help" from moi). It has been a major struggle getting tradies to call back or show up. The few that we have used have been wonderful.
 So, this is the view from the road....it's looking kinda like a house now, don't you think?

 The recycled bricks on the portico are over 100 years old and are from all over Melbourne. Originally, we were going to render it all, but we love the look and texture of the old bricks, so we've decided to keep some as a feature. I wouldn't mind using some when we re-do the fireplace and mantle in the future dining room...some of it will have to come down next week when we break though to the extension. Exciting times.
 The outdoor lights have arrived, so they'll be installed soon too. There are wire sticking out all over the place right now.
 So, for a quick look inside.... The plasterers arrived last week (something we were not prepared to do ourselves). This is the view from the foyer, looking up to the stairwell.
 Our bedroom is starting to look like a room. Mr 3P has insulated EVERYTHING. It's so quiet.
 The grey boards are regular plasterboard and the blue ones are for wet areas in the bathrooms and ensuite.
 can't wait to use that bath........one day soon I hope.

I wonder what those three things are for? Can you guess?
 This is the second bedroom. The red thing is something the plasterers use to lift sheets onto the walls (so I'm told)

Mr 3P pondering his handiwork. 
It's been a long weekend and I have paint in my hair, so I'm outta here.
Hopefully I'll have more updates very soon. Keep your fingers crossed that we have a dry week ahead.


  1. it's really starting to look good!

  2. i am missing the house updates! Hows it all going? Plaster done?

  3. OH WOW!!! I'm going to look through your blog...

  4. Thanks Katrina...things are starting to move along now, so there should be a lot more house updates soon. I just can't wait to decorate it!
    x Marnie

  5. Looking forward for renovation updates it looks great.
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  7. Hi there, Marnie! It was a good idea to give your house some updates. Aside from giving it a new look, you're also doing a maintenance check on what needs to be replaced or repaired. We did the same thing last year and discovered decaying materials that would've cause us a lot of inconvenience.

    -Elidia Wolford

  8. Hi Marnie,

    I LOVE the colour and style of your house. Could you please tell me what colour your windows are??



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