In retrospect, I should have just driven into Ipswich but I had to pick something up from Gatton and decided to try and get everything there.
Yeah, no. Didn't happen. I just wanted four plain, flat, one-bulb light fittings but the light store only had one in stock. I couldn't find ready-made curtains that weren't patterned, bright and shiny... not quite what I had in mind.
Ipswich, here I come. Or maybe I'll just go to Ikea...
Here's a few photos anyway. This is the kitchen, looking out of the bathroom.
A closer look at the tiled splashback. Dan chose to do the tiles throughout the house in this straight up and down pattern rather than the traditional brick because he'd seen them on a building site done this way and loved it. Personally, I'd have gone with the brick as it all becomes a bit liney with the (fake) VJs in this room, but apparently it's quicker to use this pattern when tiling and who am I to argue with that? I'm not the one doing the tiling or feeling the pressure to be done by next week.
We went with bamboo bench tops. I love them and have decided to get the same for Big House.
So, there you go. An up-to-the-minute look at where we're at here. I've also been thinking about giving the house a name. It seems like the kind of little cottage that should have a little name plaque out the front. SO, I thought I'd throw it open for discussion: what would you call the little place?
To recap its history, it used to be a school house but there's another former school house just down the road that has a prominent school-related name displayed out front, so that might get confusing. We live in an area with a name that lends itself nicely to house names and puns, but many places around us have already snapped up the good locality-related names.
Beyond that, I'm scratching my head. About the only thing in the garden worth noting is a few nice Birds of Paradise plants.
Any ideas? Or should I just make a little plaque declaring its official name is Little House?