Saturday, June 6, 2009

We have run away from home......!

It's true ......the Prince and I have absconded...jumped ship.......run away....leaving the kids at home! .........and this is where we ran to.........................

..........a beautiful little cottage in Inman Valley.........our home away from home for the next couple of days................and shortly after this pic was taken that chair was occupied (by me, my quilt and laptop).......we have left the kids home to house sit and I think they were looking forward to us leaving .........! They kept asking what time we were going!

The renos continue - the painters have been and have left the kitchen in a much better state than when they arrived......we are still living in the family room (well when we are there we are!) and the passage, dining room and lounge room are next in line ........here are a couple of before and after pics of the kitchen: ...we couldn't afford a full refit of the kitchen but I think the painting of the cupboards has made a huge difference. We took the last of the furniture out of the lounge room this morning and found homes for it wherever it would fit.........once the floors are finished and the painting done in this room we can get that part of the house back to normal......whatever "normal" is!

The floors have been stained a couple of times before being covered with carpet.....for the age of the house the floors are in very good condition which makes the finishing of them easier.........getting the carpet up and the furniture shifted out was the hardest part! The carpet looks amazing now....it is rolled up in the carport ready to go to the tip! The best it's looked for ages! LOL .......The curtains are down and will be dry cleaned next week - doing renos is a great chance to have a really good clean!.........but this weekend is strictly for relaxing and stitching!!

'til next time.................Lorraine

25 comments:

Dawn said...

Sounds like you have been really busy with the reno's....enjoy your few days relaxation in that gorgeous cottage...

KC Quilter said...

Wow, looks like a few days of heaven. Enjoy!

Quilt Hollow said...

It's a beautiful retreat for relaxing!

Nancy said...

How marvelous -- BOTH the renos and the vaca!

Maree said...

Love what you've done to the Kitchen...I Love White..it really has made a Great transformation...you won't know yourself when it's all done...Lovely little cottage you have Escaped too...don't Blame you...Enjoy.!!

Joy said...

our kitchen looks fabulous, so fresh and bright!! Oooh, that fireplace!!! Is it original?? Love the look of your getaway too, very cosy ;o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Stina said...

Good of you to runaway for some days...:o) Your NEW kitchen will look so wonderful... totally different!!! :o)

Karen said...

Your renovations are going to make a very snappy looking home! Change is good. And you deserve some down time to rest & stitch to yor heart's content.

Pat said...

Have a wonderful time in your lovely get away. It looks as nice as you said. Big hugs!

Anne said...

The reno looks wonderful. What a difference some paint can make. So bright a cheerful. Enjoy the cottage. Sounds like heaven to me.

Farmyard Crafts said...

Kitchen looks great!! Amazing what a tin or two of paint can do! Hope you enjoy your time away together..!

Frogdancer said...

Half your luck! I'm stuck at home for the long weekend - knee deep in teenage boys.

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

The kitchen looks great, amazing what a coat of paint can do isn't it. Enjoy your weekend away.
Pip

simplestitches said...

Hey Lorraine, your reno is starting to look fab! Can't wait for the final bits....

Enjoy your weekend away...it sounds heavenly!
cheers Julz

Gran said...

Thanks for sharing your reno pictures and your cozy weekend getaway. Both big adventures. I like white kitchen cabinets and cupboards - have them and I have not gotten tired of them.

Kris said...

How incredibly sensible of you to run away from home. I think about it every weekend! Your weekend fireside looks very appealing. Hope you are having a lovely time.

WOW!!!!!!!!!!! How amazing does your kitchen look? Such a difference! (I love it!) Your house is going to be so pretty once you finish. I just love white painted wood!

quiltygal said...

its looking good...mind you I would pf been happy with your before kitchen !! you havent seen mine!!....hope your weekend away is great happy stitching....

May Kristin said...

Enjoy your runaway!
Wished I could run too!

Suzanne said...

Great progress. I would love to do hardwork floors too...my 12 year old carpet is pretty sad.

We're running away too in a couple of weeks...the kids are excited to have the house to themselves!

Doris said...

I think the view out of that cottage window looks fabulous! Will you post a pic of the outside of your home sometime? I'd love to see what it looks like from the street. I grew up in an 1890s home, and currently rent a 1910 home...love the old house character!

AnnieO said...

The clean, fresh white paint looks terrific! Can't wait to see how all the floors turn out. I hope you lose all the stuff you won't ever use or don't want and put only your favorites and hardest working tools back in that lovely new kitchen. Glad you're getting a break from living in your reno. It can really wear you out, I know.

Lynda said...

The white kitchen cupboards look fabulous! And so will the floors. Hope you and the prince are having a great week.

Levin (and Emily) said...

hope you have a great time away.
the kitchen looks great - as does the rest of the house.
l
x

Judy said...

Wow I love the white in the kitchen! Have a nice few days!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

WOW it's beautiful Loz!! I love it. I'm with you I too have toooo much stuff!!!!!
Enjoy your time away. It looks very nice and peaceful.