The pool has been filled with water which took 48 hours, and is now filling nicely with the leaves, pine needles and debris from those damn trees above that our neighbour gave us such grief about trimming. We are going to have to spend about $5000 on a pool cover to keep all the crap out which is already staining the newly finished pool surface! The pool cleaner can't keep up. Oh the joys of suburban life. My husband keeps reminding me that when we lived on 100 acres we didn't have to give a toss what our neighbours thought about what we did to the house or garden, and nor did they care. In the city everyone seems to feel entitled to an opinion and input into everything little thing you do.
Today I discover that my beautiful bamboo light I brought from the US at great expense to put above the bath in the kids' bathroom can't be used, because there has to be a 2m clearance from the top of the water level to the light and 600mm clearance either side. So again, all those beautiful bathrooms inspiration images I have been collecting have lead me astray as we are no able to hang lights above our baths here in Australia. Yet another example of over-regulation in this country!
Now I am thinking that instead of putting it in another room I might as well hang it without the wiring, so that I at least get the benefit of the aesthetic beauty of the light, if not the practicality of its function. Shame I spent $100 having it rewired.
Has anybody else hung lights over baths with no trouble? I seem to have a very law-abiding electrician!
Here's some house updates. Particularly delighted with my kitchen and can't wait for the marble benchtop to arrive. Probably the one thing I am more excited about than anything - other than my gorgeous wallpaper which I can't seem to get hung!
|Loving the pool cabana - bring on the daybed and cocktails India Hicks style!|
|The pool colour is tap water colour at present and will hopefully turn bluer|
|Inside of pool cabana|
|Temporary fencing of course|
|This is all the crap dropped in the pool in the first few hours - staining already|
|This is the culprit - ugly nasty pine needle dropping casuarina|
|Love the profile based on a Christopher Peacock design I saw in LA|
|My gorgeous island end panels painted Spanish Olive|
|The room packed to the rafters with appliances|
|So love Dulux Spanish Olive|
|The laundry has become my onsite office|
|Getting rid of that nasty cupola on the ridge, which has been a nice access point for possums|
|Pavers going down for path|
|My husband is worried the colour is too light - what do you think?|
|First coat of exterior colour - Dulux Milton Moon|
|The inside of the front door painted Dulux Domino|
|You can see why we are having the roof tiles restored and repainted!|
|Charlie insisted on taking this shot|
|My taps from Overstock.|
|This is the bamboo lantern I bought from Shades of Light.|
|This was part of the inspiration for the kids' bathroom with light above bath.|
|And another inspiration image - why can't we do this here? How is electrocution possible?|
|Have to change the bath spout as it's not long enough to reach the tub safely.|
|Our ensuite with Schots vanity finally installed - handles to come|
|More lovely taps from Overstock|
|Charlie insisted on this self portrait - boredom rules when we visit the house.|
So that's it for now. Hopefully some more updates later in the week, if the rains stops that is.