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Sep 10, 2007 5:54 pm
Our BBG area before the new cover goes on; I have just spent the day digging out all the plants from the corner gardens, which will be taken out to make more room. As you can see, still more to do, the other half has the good job of taking out the Palm tree stumps…..heheheheheeh
Can’t wait….not sure when they will start have to get council permission yet…..mmmm could be a while!
I’ll post photos as it progresses, quite happy I can now participate in posting photos of one of my projects…..
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Sep 10, 2007 6:28 pm
Sunday – removed the lovely Lattice work (NOT) off the brick walls…..
Really don’t know why I didn’t do it years ago!
SEE people….. Even we designy people miss crucial details!
In place of the lattice will be, chrome “picture” feature lighting, shining down on MY artwork, x 4 walls, this will be interesting. Chrome fan from the ceiling and chrome lighting beside the fan possibly hanging down over the table.
The glass top table will eventually be replaced with a long timber 10 to 12 seater table.
The corner gardens will be …….well…. still tossing up on a few ideas there…..anyone want to add to my thoughts here!!!
The palm stumps are coming out professionally, the soil will be removed….now what to do??
1) Deck the 2 spaces, as a feature, but then have to worry about constant up keep….not for me!!!
2) Concrete then adding large pebbles to the wet concrete, like this idea, I can then hose it clean.
3) Use some type of stepping stone as a feature, possibly Sandstone.
Below, the table will be moved and I am currently looking for a timber dresser to fill the spot, possibly a Balinese style, so I can put a nice lamp and candles on.
Anyway that’s it, let’s see how it progress to my thoughts!!
Tradesmen HATE me, they think I’m too fussy!!!!
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Sep 10, 2007 8:11 pm
Hmm - My post got trumpped tooo
Woo hoo go for it Michelle.
Well done G for getting out of the - ripping out the palms
and as for the designy things - well you know me - I'm one of those designing Un-designy folks.
Keep at is michelle - we look forward to the progress
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Sep 10, 2007 8:16 pm
Thanks Steve…..Hows your house coming on?
Or better still, your injuries?
Can’t wait to get my outdoor cover….all year round entertaining!
BUT, nothing beats that view of yours!
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Sep 17, 2007 6:24 pm
Re potted my lime trees on the weekend in “mother of mother” terracotta pots!
Had to ditch the beautiful Camilla nearly cried about that, it was so pretty!
The roots were well and truly entangled into the old palm roots, there was no saving it.
The guys came back this morning and cut and ground the roots off of the two palm tree buts.
Fussy as I am, I have to give these guys a plug A & D Tree Services Nowra….they are so tidy!!!
I left cringing in my boots at the mess they were making; when I came home at lunch time to check it all out I was so impressed!!! Take notice of the below photos….THATS how they left my place…..spotless!
The gardens are now ready to have the border pavers taken off, the soil dug out, a base layer of sand will then got down. THEN…..my flags stones will be laid!! Woohoo!!!!
I’m wondering if I’ll get all my work done before the guys show up to do the actual roof cover.
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Oct 04, 2007 9:09 pm
Thought I would update this post.
It seems since I live in a fire hazard zone…..no kidding 2 on the weekend already!
The plans had to go to the Fire Department for approval.
I was pushing for timber beams instead of metal, my builder told me out right NO! Good thing or it would never get passed!
SO still waiting for approval, and getting toey!!
The other half has taken all the surround pavers off the gardens, so I guess that's something!
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Oct 04, 2007 10:02 pm
The garden beds look like there was never anything there in the first place! Great job. Have you got any plans that you can upload to the forum on how it is going to look? Hope all goes well with council...
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Oct 04, 2007 10:12 pm
NO….I don’t need plans!!! I have vision!
The guy building it draw up a plan…not to scale. But I know what he is doing or he wouldn’t be here.
Lucky my other half understands what’s going on…or he would be running blind on this.
I know exactly what it will look like when its finished….so sorry, nothing to share except photos as it progresses.
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Oct 22, 2007 5:52 pm
I guess this means I might be seeing some movement soon on the building of our BBQ area.
Looking at this dumped on my front lawn and me having to move 3 boxes to the back of my place……..I’m getting the feeling this will be a project I will NOT be taking my eyes off!!!
But hooray!!! Hopefully my annual “Champagne Christmas Brunch” will be under cover this year.
Movement at last!!!
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Oct 23, 2007 11:34 am
OMG……the boys arrived at 7.30 this morning.
My BBQ awning will be finished by this Friday if not before!!!
I’ve already bought my yummy timber sideboard, its waiting at the shop to be delivered. I didn’t think it would all happen so fast.
Now I need to get my sparky here ASAP, to install my decretive lights and fan…..all happening.
Pete my plumber needs to come also…..nothing like dug up lawn to ad to the festive season!!!
Should be enjoying a few scotches in there this weekend with the neighbours………..
Need a quick $500 stop at the nursery to pick some EXTRA things……
Flagg stones will be way down the track….struck some nasty roots from the Palm trees which need to be ground out……again!
Post a photo tonight!!
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Oct 23, 2007 7:24 pm
Well progressed has started today……unfortunately!!!
Anyone see what’s wrong in this photo?
There will be a rake in the roof pitch in the centre
I need to see if this is a man thing or not, I noticed it as soon as I got home……NOT HAPPY JAN!!!!!!
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Oct 24, 2007 7:09 pm
I bought a can of the Dulux Paperbark yesterday, which is what the colour is of the awning. Looks like I will be painting a few areas on the weekend. Mainly the front of the old BBQ brick work looks like the reo has decided to leek a bit.
Got to say….I like the look of it, and wouldn’t you know….we haven’t had rain for ages, but today it rains!!!!
Guess what I’m doing on the weekend!!! This is going to have flag stone on it, when we can get the last of the roots out from the cocas palms!!! That’s happening next week.
Side view into the court yard.
I have a lot to do in the court yard now…..but good thing is it doesn’t take me long!!!
Can’t wait to get the new BBQ with a rotisserie in it, and throw out the old one!!
The guys are doing a great job putting up, no scratches on the metal, and a pretty neat fit.
Should have the bulk of it finished tomorrow, if the rain stays away.
I’m looking forward to getting dirty on the weekend cleaning and preening!!
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Oct 25, 2007 11:05 am
Before I left for work they were putting up the rake area…..looks great.
I’m hoping to have them out by tomorrow, so I can get dirty on the weekend.
Getting our new BBQ on Sat, and a new timber shelve that I use as a servery through the kitchen window……whoo hoo all happing!!!!
Still raining……OF COURSE!!!
Will post new photos at the end of the weekend…..by then it should look a little more organized.
Depending on the weather…………..
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Oct 25, 2007 12:03 pm
Thank you Amber and Talinsmum......(where’s you avatar????)
Once their finished and the guys come in to take the rest of the roots out of the old gardens…..it should power ahead!!!
Just watch how fast I will get it done!!!!
My new table and chairs will have to wait for a while, can’t find what I want…..as usual!
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