Thursday, 18 October 2012

The stairs....

 This project has been in progress for about two years. The stairs when we moved in were filthy:

Those dark bits at the edges? Grime and filth and disgusting-ness. We started sanding them back just before the September earthquake, then we started renovating the bathroom, and decided we should leave the stairs until there would no longer be workmen traipsing up and down them...little did we know that this would take a good two years!!

Anyway, we finished the job last weekend - a bit more sanding, then a few coats of Osmo Polyx-oil  (a nice and natural oil - serves the same purpose as polyurethane without the fumes and stickiness). And voila!

We didn't sand them back too much,  for fear that they would start to look a bit too new - it's kind of important for us to keep the history in them - the knocks and scraps and dents. 

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Painting. Done.

In one week, they painted the whole inside of the house. It was awesome. They arrived at 7.30am each morning and finished by 4.30pm. 

And they did a much better job than we did first time round... our house is now crisp and white, with no cracks visible. Sweet.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

They're inside!

That's a painter. Inside the house. Painting. And that means we are on the home stretch people!