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flowers at my little beach cottage πŸ’— trying to work out if they are or are not included in the elements of beach design?? hah de hah hah hah thx for comments re last post sorry not replied individually I've errrr been down the beach πŸ˜œπŸ€“πŸ€“ ps. I've had questions re our reno project which I'm going to answer in a live Insta / Facebook. Anything u want to know leave a comment as long as it does not concern distressed laminate. Of which I will play no part. Thanking you xxx

sharing a Facebook comment cos you can't make this stuff up 'I stopped following this morning. My degree is in interior design & Your cottage does not look anything at all like a beach house. It has few if any elements of beach cottage style. Only criteria that would qualify is if it is actually at the beach. I started following because I actually own a beach house and am always happy to see others beach inspired homes. The title of your page is very Misleading... It is a country Cottage at best.' (commenter made 5 attempts & 10 mins until she was happy with the prose). didn't like to tell her quite where our 100 year house is πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„ or that I give a flying fart about beach chic ...proceeded to lecture me about 'elements of beach design' (rolling up at that) and enlightened me in distressed laminate #soundsdivine #lolinginmybeachcottage Also going live from Sydney Harbour shortly - you know that city in zee lucky country with a few beaches 😜

for those of you who asked on my Insta live for some progress shots of our reno project I did a house tour live earlier (in my painting clothes on site) if u missed this is the ensuite bathroom - feature tile wall for the vanity wall with a plain marble style tile through the remaining walls and charcoal floor. We had to work around quite a few issues under the house in both bathrooms at the roughing in stage so I had to change initial designs etc (which has happened in our last two properties too). I wanted the bathrooms to look clean and fresh and classic but more modern than I'd choose in our house plus I think going for a neutral white base means it's very easy to change the finished look to accomodate changing tastes and trends with towels and lighting etc. hopefully I've made the right choice. #reallifereno #renovationproject #aussieflippers

in need of cup of tea here but sweeping dust /painting. Btw I've not been buried under patio & going Insta live shortly for those wanting a peak at what we've done so far xo

sunshine and no dust on a sick sofa day. Thanks to all those lovely ladies who just joined me on insta live with coffee no make up and messy hair. What a way to first and probs last broadcast hahahahah also got spammed, who knew hah hah hah. Anyhoooo maybe live is the new blogging have to say nice to chat and be interactive - did get sick of rambling on to myself and a computer screen on the blog. off to watch Gilmore girls xxx

on site this morning grout is all in - we went for white throughout apart from the herringbone which is in a light grey I wanted this to pop more than it has but didn't want to go too dark first and not like it (been there with black grout on subways and hated it) so this may need a darker over the top. Had a few setbacks today which is par for the course - timber yard sent wrong size timber for the balustrade, two different sets of tradies haven't turned up and I woke up sick (only a bad cold but feel pretty ropey) so instead of cracking on and painting all day I'm back home for Thai chicken soup and ordering styling bits from the sofa. #reallifereno #aussieflippers

another full week of reno done and very much dusted. Timber bench top in kitchen now installed and ready for appliances hardwiring by electrician and walls scheduled for tiling next week then a rustic whitewash flooring laid and window painted white. Still lots to do including front verandah balustrade, new doors fitted, laundry room install, painting and new driveway. Bathrooms are fully tiled and awaiting fitout next week. It's been hard graft, lots of project management and long days #reallifereno #aussieflippers loving it tho. I want to move in 😜

herringbone tile up in the main bathroom of our Reno house today - when I arrived this morning it had been laid subway and all had to be removed and started again and that was the first of a long line of #renovationproject problems. it's all starting to come together tho - do love a a classic white tile whatever the current trend and man are there some hideous tile trends out there at the moment (a tile man tried to persuade me Italian aqua raindrops were sooooo on trend and white was 'dated' errrrm yeah I agreed and ran hell for leather with the $600 a square metre aqua green raindrops left for dust. #reallifereno

beautiful white mums this morning before I left for the reno property and a day of problems - miscommunication over tile laying and copious other issues all part of a #reallifereno and mucho sweeping up, moving timber and lumping around boxes of tiles. All good tho and things are steaming ahead xxxx more on my stories πŸ’—πŸ’—

nothing like a bath after a day on a house Reno site smashing out concrete with a sledgehammer ... today saw the bathroom and ensuite tiles in situ, exterior going grey and a long time at the hardware store. Tomorrow kitchen bench tops (European bleached butcher's block) go in and woodwork painting starts. See stories and my Facebook page for more #reallifereno if you want to follow along - this is our sixth real reno and contrary to the flipping reality shows / social media 90% is hard work, dirty, dusty and a constant juggling of tradies - no high heels and floaty dresses in sight πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ more like a high vis shirt and dusty hair

Hellllloooo πŸ’— this morning's lovely light in Sydney xoxo

beautiful Australia this evening on my walk with Barls much needed after a day lugging around tiles and timber (see stories if u want to see en suite tile choice and painting) and clearing up after tradies. It makes me laugh when you see the reno tv shows & Insta posts of floaty dresses and sky high heels in their hashtag renoproject stroking a freestanding bath or sitting around barefoot on a verandah - reality is long days with dusty hair, lots of rubble, filling skips, old clothes, sweeping and did I mention dust?? The best laughable 'reality' reno show moments are when the female 'stylist' is painting a 'feature' wall in her best jeans, ruffle top and pristine trainers (today I was in men's paint splattered jeans, fluoro yellow sun safe safety top and working boots) let's not even talk about pulling out toilets and holding up ceilings - they don't show that when females do house flipping haha. Gotta say tho love my job, immense satisfaction, busy days, learning new skills and meeting good souls xx

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