For Dan, one of the best things about doing this renovation is getting to do the woodcraft-type jobs - like, for example, making backing boards for bakelite switches.
He used offcuts of reclaimed hoop pine floorboards...
...and used one of the original boards (right) as a template.
This is our oven switch, which will be displayed nice and prominently in the kitchen after it's been cleaned up.
Dan has also bought just about every salvage yard in the area out of VJ timber to line the pantry and study walls (they're the two little rooms built in to the verandahs, on either side of the kitchen).
You can see the exposed tin roof in the pantry here, which will be framed and lined with gyprock (just about the only modern building material used so far).
The mis-matched VJs - sourced from old Queenslanders all over the Lockyer Valley - have a gorgeous, dreamy, sherbet-like colour scheme I love.
The photos above show where we're at now. Most of the construction work is done, the floors are clean and the floor sander is due to start in a week or so, in preparation for the arrival of the kitchen in early November.
That will take us right about up to the one year anniversary of our arrival here and boy, do I have some before and after posts lined up for you guys soon...