We have each other and (after lots of saving) we finally have a house. Now it's time to transform it into a home. But, with limited time and money, we're in for a challenge. Please come along for the ride!
A comedy of errors
- Published on Sunday, 24 February 2013
Authors: Sally @ Us+House=HomeWhen last we left off on our little blog, things were going rather swimmingly. Painting was finally done, carpet was in, and we were ready to install our new laundry door.
Well, guess what?! It didn't fit of course. The utter crappiness that is Hume Doors struck again when we discovered that the standard 820mm door...
- Published on Wednesday, 09 January 2013
Authors: Sally @ Us+House=HomeWell, here we are. 2013. How on earth did that happen?! It feels like just yesterday that I was writing this post.
First of all, we hope you had a fabulous Christmas and New Years, and a relaxing holiday break (hopefully many of you are still on holidays! Sadly, we're back to work on Monday). Secondly, if you haven't...
- Published on Wednesday, 07 November 2012
Authors: Sally @ Us+House=HomeWe had a lovely long weekend up at the farm, and arrived home yesterday knowing that our house would look very, very different. I was so nervous as Steve opened the front door - my mind racing through all the 'What ifs?' covered in this post - but, to huge relief, we were delighted by what we saw. Since then,...
- Published on Saturday, 27 October 2012
Authors: Sally @ Us+House=HomeTwo years and one month after moving into our house, it is finally going to be painted!
I still remember walking around our place during one of the inspections, saying, "Yeah, the paint's really bad, but we should be able to repaint ourselves within a few months of moving in." Ah, how wrong we were. Renovating is hard...
Sally vs succulent
- Published on Sunday, 21 October 2012
Authors: Sally @ Us+House=HomeAfter our visit to beautiful Cloudehill yesterday, we were inspired to get out into our own garden today. Steve did the usual mowing and whipper-snipping, and I decided to tackle the garden bed next to our front entrance.
Truth be told we'd be putting it off for a while, and it showed. There were weeds galore, an old...
Cloudehill Nursery Gardens
- Published on Sunday, 21 October 2012
Authors: Sally @ Us+House=HomeSaturday was a sunny spring day in Melbourne, so we decided to take the opportunity to visit one of our favourite places - the beautiful Dandenong Ranges.
After driving through Belgrave, Kallista, Sherbrooke, Sassafras and then Olinda, we stopped at Cloudehill Nursery & Gardens. What starts out as a quite a quaint...
Roof restoration - a cautionary tale
- Published on Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Authors: Sally @ Us+House=HomeAfter the issues we had with our old leaky roof, we made the decision to get it fully restored. This wasn't an easy decision as roof restorers are notoriously dodgy, so we were nervous about getting a good result. As it turns out, we were right to be nervous...
Pre-paint finishing touches
- Published on Tuesday, 18 September 2012
Authors: Sally @ Us+House=HomeAfter buying our house back in mid 2010, we'd planned to have the whole house painted by the end of the year. Two years later, and we're still living with ugly mauve walls! But we're getting there - albeit slooowly.
Since then, we've installed new lights, switches, and fans, new doors, discovered a roof leak, fixed the...
Blue Mountains holiday
- Published on Sunday, 16 September 2012
Authors: Sally @ Us+House=HomeHello family, friends, and strangers alike! Our blog stats have gone through the roof recently, so if you're following along and haven't yet introduced yourself, please leave a comment - we'd love to know who you are, and where you're reading from.
So, where to begin?
We spent the last week of August in the Blue...
- Published on Saturday, 18 August 2012
Authors: Sally @ Us+House=HomeHello there. Sorry it's been such a long time between posts.
Really, there's been nothing to report. Other than rain, rain, and more rain. We had a tiny taste of spring a couple of weeks ago - warmer mornings, slightly longer evenings, the first blossoms on the crab apples along our street - but it was too good to be...