Next stop on the tour...the lounge. This is a big room (same size as the master bedroom) it still needs a lot more things to make it cosier. The lounge before. Here's the fireplace I installed to hide the wiring. That beautiful basket of flowers was made by Sylvia. Katie, it's a bit hard to see but that's a mini I made of the Mary Englebreit card you sent me. And here's the fireplace as it looked when I bought it...until I got the paint out and distressed it. And here is an original oil painting done by my mother! It's no more than an inch long. Mum bought the little frame at the show and surprised me with this painting. The scene is Rangitoto Island, a local landmark here where I live. Like my sister, mum usually paints big pictures and sells them...and before you ask, yes, I can paint...but I don't! Too many other interests!The old fashioned radiogram in the corner I made at the club. And I just threw that church pew in there to fill up the gap (I think I need a bookshelf there). I made the church pew from a pattern in a magazine. The coffee table I made from some scraps of wood. Sometimes at the club people will give their offcuts away, they always come in handy. When you don't have any power tools at home it's always a challenge to see what you can make out of the bits you have! The rug on the floor I made from a piece of tapestry fabric that happened to have designs in rectangle shapes on it. (Easy, peasey lemon squeezy Rosanna!) There's the library table we made a the club, it was a lot easier than it looks! And that's my teensy basket of knitting made by Sabiha. The chair is the same as the Noah's Ark one in the bedroom. Another cute little shelf I made, of course Liberty thinks it should be a ladder. (Please excuse the lump of blu-tack showing under Sylvia's brocante jug, lol!) And someone crafty must live in this house because along with the knitting there's a little basket of patchwork waiting to be done.
Well, just one more room to go. Will try and post it this week. It's taken me two days to do this post because of the kids!!!! (Noah had three weeks to do his assignment for school so of course he left it until the last two days) And this morning it was so cold here the computer wouldn't work when I switched it on! We have what they call a 'polar blast' coming up from the South Island. On mornings like this it is actually warmer outside the house! I might have to go and wander around a shopping mall, at least it's warm there!
And thank you to everyone who voted for Lucy. She was coming first all week and then another baby joined the race in the last couple of days and zipped past her in the last few hours of the competition.