Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I've always wanted a treehouse....

Well, it's not quite a treehouse, but it's still pretty wonderful.  My very clever beloved did promise the 'super bedroom makeover' would all be done before Christmas, but with one thing and another, it didn't quite happen.  So it's still 'in progress' but we are getting there.  And the Fairy Shoemaker's blog post about getting her bedroom sorted out reminded me that I haven't posted a progress report recently, so here you go!

Here is the new gable roof line, replacing the old one and giving us a bit more headroom.  That's the front of the garage on the left, so as you can see, the view out of the old window wasn't exactly inspiring!  Of course, the new roof is all done by now.

Bed platform going in, looking towards the bedroom door, oh, and there's a very old and still unfinished painting leaning up against the wall in the hallway!  The stepladder will go up against this wall just inside the door.

Main support beams of the platform, and our little window.  The foil looking stuff is insulation.

The very clever husband doing some measuring...or something!  I'm glad to see he's actually wearing his Blundstones here...I'm always on at him to wear and use safety equipment.  Thongs (aka 'Flip-flops') are not terribly good if you put your circular saw down on your foot before it's stopped running!

Joists are in place, he's just securing them here.  Isn't that window beautiful...he's so clever!  By the way, all that flooring you can see will come up, it's just thin sheets of MDF board to protect the floor.  Which is gorgeous jarrah floorboards.  Very difficult and expensive to come by these days, but standard flooring when this little house was built in 1960.  Hmmm, where did the Blundies go?

I'm the King of the Castle (bare feet again...sigh!)...ceiling boards going in, platform floor is all done.  Just out of the photo to the right is the gorgeous (and incredibly SOLID) stepladder.  And this is about where we are today, he's hoping to finish the ceiling this weekend, and get the Sparky to come and put lights, switches and power-points in.  And THEN...we can move in!   We thought we'd live in it for a few weeks to get a feel for it, before we decide to decorate.  It's so incredibly different to how it was before it might take some getting used to!

4 comments:

apinkdreamer said...

hi! i have just visited your etsy! what a wonderful art you make!!!!magical...

sheree said...

I love it! Love building and love dangerous building with circular saws!! haha!!
Im so excited for you thinking about the first night you will be spending up in your new bed, so close to the stars xxx
Love handy hubbies, they're the best!

xxx
sheree

Juliette Crane said...

it's beautiful! you are so inspiring! i absolutely love your artwork and am so excited to have found your shop and blog. i can't wait to stop back again. thank you :)

best wishes,
juliette

Emerald Window said...

I'm so happy for you and your new bedroom. I'm sure that when you decorate it, it will be quite clever. You are very talented.
Cindee

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