Clare Kinsey


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we are IN!! 

You have probably guessed by now that we have moved in to the “shed” and we just couldn’t be happier!! We still have a long way to go before we are totally finished but it is more than livable for now. 

It has been fun unpacking boxes that have been in storage for almost 2 years and rediscovering some treasures. We don’t have a great amount of storage prepared as yet so the garage is full of everything except cars! We can’t get our cars in there yet anyway until we do the drive way so it’s no biggie. 

So our plan over the coming months is to finish off a room at a time – as far as the budget will allow! We are starting with the guest bedroom (Daisys bedroom for now). The pictures below are taken from each corner of the room and the queen size blow up bed just gives you an idea of the size – surprisingly spacious I think!  

      Today Charlie has fitted the cupboards that Steve & his dad put together last weekend (gotta love ikea!) and I am really pleased with them! Now I need to get in and finish the painting etc and then we will have this room ticked off! 
I will post more pics when it is done and Daisy has her furniture in there! It’s going to be such a lovely room ❤️


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what a journey we have had …

We have had the most amazing couple of weeks! Our gorgeous girl, Daisy, has returned home after 2 years in NYC … So excited to have her home ❤️ 

 

We are just days away from being able to move into the shed…  Still a few things to finish but what is left can easily be done once we are living there. All I really have to do now is gather all my compliance certificates and build the landings off the living room and we are done!!  

          

I will post loads more pictures once we have a little more furniture in there… So close now and I can hardly contain myself… What a journey we have had!!!  


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busy week …

I have spent my day mopping… In between visitors! Just about all the floors have been grouted and I have mopped those dam floors over and over to remove the excess grout one layer at a time! It looks fabulous!  We have had visitors drop by all through the day which has been so nice and I have had Mr Concrete stop by and have a chat with me about what to do with the driveway. 

This week has seen the kitchen FINALLY be in! We have put it in and pulled it out so many times to sort out stupid little problems but now I reckon we have nailed it!! Thank you Richo for your patience. 

We have also seen the oven hooked up to the gas, the dishwasher and washing machine put in and the bath put in as well!! Big thanks to Solve It Plumbing for all of that AND for moving the shower head for me to make me happy!!    

     

I figure we will be moving in very very soon and I can’t wait! 


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a few snaps from this week …

There has been quite a bit of excitement at #theshed this week! Firstly we hired some scaff so I could finally get up high enough to finish the top of the wall in the stair well …

IMG_8222 Can’t say as I liked being up there so much but it’s done now and looks great!
The stairs have been installed and now ready for painting and staining …

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IMG_8231 Very very happy with them 😃
And finally the stone bench tops have been installed. Still a bit to do in the kitchen but it is certainly taking shape.

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IMG_8234 We are going to need our sunnies on in that kitchen to cook dinner because it is so beautiful and bright!! I absolutely LOVE it!!


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sage + clare appreciation post …

The sun is shining down on me right now with a number of things falling into place! Quite some time ago I found THE perfect cupboard to add to our bathroom at #theshed but I needed to wait until things were in place so I could properly measure the space and make sure it fit! Well that’s what we did this week. My gorgeous girl Jess came down to help me for a couple of days and amongst other jobs, we measured it and decided it would fit… To be honest if it didn’t I had a back up plan – I loved it so much! And to really seal the deal it was on sale with free delivery!!!
So I purchased it online from sage + clare AND they delivered it to me today – yep that’s right!! Today! SATURDAY!! Not a courier – they delivered it themselves!
This is not a sponsored post by any means but you know I just love when people love what they do and have such a passion for their business that it shines through in every aspect! Phoebe & Chris have been an absolute pleasure to deal with! So … I highly recommend that you hop over to their website and have a look. You won’t be disappointed! Click here to be taken straight to the website!!
I still have a little to do before I show you where this gorgeous piece will live so I won’t show you right now but here is an image off my Pinterest.

IMG_8245Isn’t it lovely?! Perfectly quirky and vintage to fit my beautiful bathroom. Can’t wait to show you a little more….


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vanity peek …

So I had to work today and Richo was left to busy himself with our list of jobs to do…
I called in after work to measure up a space in the bathroom to put a vintage cupboard I have found and just love!! Anyway…. I was surprised to see he had done the vanity!! I can’t even tell you how happy I am with it. It has been a vision in my head for so long and finally it’s real!! Just had to share a peek…. It’s not finished but I think this week is going to be the most transforming!!

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better & better …

Another couple of weeks has passed and we are making steady progress at #theshed. The kitchen cabinets are almost all done and in place and the benchtops have been measured up! I am so happy with the design and can’t wait to show you the finished result!!

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ALL the floor tiles are finally done with just a bit of grouting to go. Richo has done such a good job with them, they look absolutely amazing and flow beautifully all the way through the house. Bathroom is waterproofed and the wall tiles have started in there… And the beginning of the vanity!

IMG_8138 I should also note that we now have a proper toilet inside – there were a few hiccups with this but sorted out by our award winning apprentice plumber, Travis, without me having to worry about anything.
This weekend I have done lots of tidying up jobs and of course my amazing mum has helped me paint!
My boy Charlie and our friend Jamie have almost finished the front steps. Just the finishing touches to go.

IMG_8180 It just gets better & better ;) Before you know it we will be moving in!!!!!

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