Monday, 9 October 2017

Spring Is In The Air

At last the dreariness of winter seems to have given way to sunshine and light breezes. How nice it was after dinner last night to be able to wander along Petone beach and watch the sun go down in a blaze of red. The blossoms are out on the apple and pear trees, the azaleas are blooming brightly and spring is in the air.
TIME for a freshen up and a rethink at home before the summer starts and we get bogged down with Christmas, the long school holidays, and lying on the beach in the sunshine.

Here are a couple of projects we have undertaken in the past few weeks:

First a laundry renovation.....
This was a tiny space off a hallway, a laundry in a double-doored cupboard.

It was out with the old laundry cupboard and tub and in with some deep storage drawers, a full width bench and a new sink. The clothes dryer was mounted on the wall  and the back wall retiled . A new tap finished the smart new look.

It is now a fully functional working space with plenty of storage.

Next was the challenge of what to do with Grandma's old wing-back chair. That chair had been part of the family for 50 years.

It was always the 'go to' chair when the owner wanted to curl up with a good book. Several layers of 'do it yourself' reupholstery were ripped off, a new seat cushion supplied and a new fabric selected to co-ordinate with the lounge suite. The result is a smart new chair, new enough to look right in place in a modern home, old and familiar enough to cherish the precious memories of its past and a beloved Grandma.

Westbury Textiles "Mystique" col. Silver Grey

So... if you think it is time for a fresh new look at your place, give Rachel a call: 027 2214049.