As usual, the fountain project has taken a lot longer than I anticipated. Just when I think I have my mojo back things stall yet again.
Nevertheless, I have some progress pics 🙂
These gorgeous azulejos hand-painted tiles were sourced at auction from Aeria country floors.
The tiles will eventually go below the waterline. As they will be permanently immersed, the waterproofing needs to be finished before any further tiling can be done.
First waterproofing coat – a sludge of cement, sand and bonding agent (prep coat & additive). The water reservoir will soon be coated with several layers of liquid membrane that will be watertight, flexible, and with good crack bridging properties.
I went out on a limb and purchased these Andy Warhol inspired tiles by UonUon for an amazing price at auction. To be fair they weren’t represented very well and I think the design and bold colours scared away potential buyers. I did a little research and was surprised I actually liked this funky, colourful design. What do you think?
Im either ending up with an awesome laundry or an extreme eyesore, but where’s the fun in being safe 🙂
I am thrilled to have finally found a reasonably priced pair of doors with the leadlight still intact.
Sooooo, next project will involve restoring this gorgeous pair of art deco doors. They will be utilised as part of the kitchen extension – new walk-in pantry. Can’t wait for the extra storage 😉
Now you may think this is a weird choice for a pantry, but have a look at some of these amazing and unique ideas:
After four years of thinking about it and changing our minds 1000 times, we have finally settled and made a decision. The plans are approved and we are officially ready to go.
So what does this entail? Well, it means we spent a gloriously sunny day destroying the back verandah. I can’t say I was sad to see the horrendous structure finally go. In terms of usable living space, it didn’t really do much. It did however provide nice shelter for our pups and those long treks to the external laundry!
Now that its gone the backyard look’s spacious and we have more light entering the house. So that’s a big YAY! Will see how I feel about it next time it rains though
Richie doing the ‘hamma haka’
Back of the house – archi plan
The proposed addition