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Extreme Makeover – Karori Edition

23 Sep

This is one seriously exciting thing that’s happened to me lately(ish)… A quick background…

My friend was marred in Rarotonga in July this year, and unfortunately due to the time of year Mattie couldn’t get leave.  He dropped me off at the airport at about 5am and I flew off into the sunrise with all my girls and had 5 fantastic nights in paradise.

Meanwhile back at the ranch…  Instead of going back to bed before work, Matt set about clearing EVERYTHING out of our bedroom, bed and all!  The next 4 days were spend not only working long days, but burning the midnight oil.  With massive thanks to his friend Mark (who’s a plaster/painter by trade and is now almost finished his building apprenticeship), some friend, and his mum and dad our bedroom now looks absolutely stunning!  (Before I continue, I should mention that I had no idea that any of this was going on!)

Read on for details and the usual before & after pics

Hit the deck

17 Sep

Righto, so I figure it’s only natural to pick up where I left off… that way I can get up to speed on where we’re at and I can start blogging instead of writing diary entries (yawn, I know!)

So… Last summer we decided we were ready to undertake our first real project on our place, I was going for a new bathroom and Matt was angling for a deck out the back, an exterior ‘man cave’  if you will. I think you can tell from the title who won that one!

We’ve got a few friends who are tradies so we asked around and ended up having a friend of a friend who was available pre-xmas to knock up a deck for us. This was awesome, considering Matt thought he might be able to do it (OK so he’s pretty handy around the place but not that handy!) Read on to see the after photos