Monday 8 October 2012

Would you like some art on your bulldozed wall?

Our extension plans have been approved by Council!  This is super exciting, as now the designer has started the working drawings, with all the details needed by our chosen builder.  Hmm, which brings me to the next problem, choosing our builder!  Just the word "Tradesmen" makes me more then a little nervous, I think I am permanently scarred by our first Tradie experience down here in Tassie.  We were charged $450 for the removal of one and the installation of another power point.  I mean, seriously! They didn't even patch the hole!

When the extension gets under way, one of the first things to happen will be the removal of the deck and the room downstairs.  Now this is going to be a logistical nightmare.  All of the stuff down there will have to go elsewhere, and the whole reason for the extension is to get more space, so finding room for those things in the other part of the house is going to be a challenge.

Not as bad of a challenge us uprooting a 2 year old from his cot, and bedroom.  I am not looking forward to that at all, I had intended on keeping him in a cot until he was 3.  Yes, mean aren't I.  But it worked great for the other boys, this cot is really sturdy.  It has alot of history too, it was handmade in Broken Hill 15 years ago, for my now 15 year old niece.  It has been used for 7 out of 8 of my sister's and our boys.  One had to miss out due to overlapping babies.  Sorry Miss S!

So the cot has to be unscrewed to be moved, and every time this has happened it gets a little bit more difficult to rebuild it.  This time around, I just don't think it's going to make it.  And seeing as it's current occupant has just turned 2, when it comes time to dismantle it, I think we will retire the old girl.  And *drum roll*, he will go into a bed!  

So back on the topic of art.  

Because the whole room is going to be demolished I figured a little fun was first to be had.  I spent a whopping $18 on paint supplies and during the school holidays we had ourselves some painting fun!


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1 comment:

  1. That is awesome! I remember doing the same thing when we had renovations going on at our house (which was quite frequently, my Mum is a renovation nut!) and it was always so fun to do something so 'naughty' and actually be encouraged to do it!
    Good luck finding he builder, you certainly got ripped off by that sparky so I hope you have better luck with the tradies this time. Just keep thinking of the end result, all the hassle wil be worth it in the end!


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