One year on.....

I'm sorry but I have been a little quiet lately on the blog front! I have been a busy little bee behind the scenes getting back into my slipcovers for my wing back chairs.

I am currently up to doing the seat cushions on my wing back chairs...progress is coming along nicely and there has been no major melt downs so far......! There have been a "few" slight incidents though such as pinning the piping round the whole seat cushion only to realise when I got to the end I was 2cm short in my measurements and had to unpin and re-sew a whole new lot of piping! As my husband says - measure twice cut once! How true!

Looking back at some of my previous entries of last year I realised that we have now officially lived here for a year now! We moved into the the "whimsical" house (still need a name.... suggestions people?) in late June last year. So in commemoration of that event I thought I would show you the before & afters of what the last year has brought in the way of renovations/transformations to the house! Enjoy!


Before we moved in....

Dining Room

Before we moved in......

Family Room

Before Moving In.....

One of my favourite finds this year was this gorgeous old wooden box with rusty metal trim. We use it to store our firewood in it!

Lounge Room

Still have to hang more pictures on the walls in the lounge!

Love, love, love my $20 Bargain mirror from target!

Main Bedroom

Before moving in.....

After moving in...... Yep they're a pile of clothes to be hung! Read the story here

I have grand plans for this bedroom... it's going to get a major transformation "one day" soon hopefully. I want to change the doona cover, pillows and add one of these on the roof above the bed.....

Guest Bedroom

Before moving in....

Another of my favourite finds was this cute towel rack that I picked up at a garage sale for $10. It's on my "project" list to do up... when spring comes!


Before moving in.....

Well as you can see by the before and afters.... not a lot has happened in the laundry. It's still in it's "original" state at the moment and will be for while longer! This little story is to be continued....


There is another bedroom but i forgot to take an after photo so i won't bother adding it in this post.

The Yard

Backyard Before (Jan 2010)
After (June 2011) - Looking at this picture... it actually looks messier! Lol

Back of House - Jan 2011

June 2011
The back of the house has been a bit of work in progress over the past year. We have created our rustic path and herb garden and are in the process of getting ready to build a deck.

Orchard - Before (Jan 2010)

After - June 2011

New additions to the yard....

Our Vegie Patch.....
Read about our vegie patch construction here.

I hope you enjoyed the little tour and I know there is many more projects to come for the Whimsical Wife! Keep your eyes open and stay tuned in the months to come!




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