Whilst I would love to spend some time harping on, eloquently of course, about how much I hated 2018, I’m a big believer in facing forward. (Plus I couldn’t find a way to be eloquent about my feelings for last year!)
So its here, year of the Pig, and its going to be a goody! Why you ask? Well, because the Chinese know a lot about a lot and I love bacon, so there you have it….a great year lies ahead.
2018 of course wasn’t all bad of course. There was a lot of positive growth and change (blah blah) but most importantly some beautiful little gems of projects along the way that make it all worthwhile. Mrs Create and Calculate contacted me earlier on in the year to come and have a look at her space and advise on a few changes. When I parked out front and saw the stoep, I knew it was going to be a match made in heaven. I have no idea why I love a stoep so much, perhaps its the romantic notion of staring off into the sunset with music playing softly in the background, while I slowly sip on a G & T and dream about the future. The reality these days is that I’ll actually happily sit anywhere peacefully and quietly but with two very active kids and a very demanding job, I have more chance of falling pregnant by immaculate conception. Anyway, I digress.
This was a great project that rolled relatively smoothly from start to finish, with only one very mild hiccup along the way involving the shower trap height and the correct spouts taking almost 3 months to arrive from Australia.
Patient, considered clients made these obstacles easier to mitigate with great finished results. What I so enjoyed about this project was that it was such a refreshingly different color palette for me. I adore colour and most of my projects reflect that, but the combination of white on white that they wanted, with touches of brass and oak, was inspired and I loved how the result felt so clean, tranquil and refreshed. This coupled with Mr and Mrs Create and Calculate’s exceptional artwork, made for a truly gorgeous finish.
Give the two bathrooms a complete overhaul, and renovate the kitchen to utilise the space better. Repaint most of the house and update lighting features. Lay, colour and seal wooden flooring in kitchen to match the existing.
- Redesigned and renovated kitchen with new tiles, joinery, fixtures and fittings
- Redesigned and renovated two bathroom with new tiles, fixtures and fittings
- New wooden floors in kitchen
- New lighting throughout most of house
- Painting throughout most of house
- Some woodwork maintenance to windows and garage doors
Very few in all honesty, but fighting with customs to get the spouts from Australia was probably the biggest challenge on this job.
I love the combination of the hanging bulbs over the custom natural oak vanity, offset by the magnificent brass mixers.