Saturday, January 29, 2011

A new project

Last year we spent a few days in the pretty seaside town of Port Fairy and it got us thinking that we'd really love to live there, or at least have a holiday house there ...

... and this week we bought one! It needs a lot of work, but we're planning to take our time and gradually transform it into a cosy retreat.


The main bedroom (presented here as a sitting room) has an open fireplace, as does the lounge room, and the kitchen has a quirky vintage feel.








I've already spent several sleepless nights planning a wonderful garden upgrade (Tanya, I see more fruit tree orders heading your way!), a bright and relaxed kitchen (retaining the older styling), light and cosy soft furnishings, fresh paint on the walls ....

G is researching and planning lots of tricky-looking, very manly*, DIY stuff too.

I think we may have bought the worst house in the best street, and I can hardly wait to bring it back to life so we can enjoy many happy days there with friends and family.

A big project, but so much fun!



* I was prompted to put that in, but I won't disagree. I'm grateful for the hard stuff being taken care of!

8 comments:

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

It looks wonderful - so exciting!

Elizabeth. said...

I do love Port Fairy. I grew up in nearby Hamilton so spent many a summer camping in the caravan park there! I'm looking forward to seeing your house develop!

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

may i?
be
just a little....
J E A U L O U S ?
(in a good way)
n♥

Bellgirl said...

HOw gorgeous, congratulations! I love Port Fairy, and how nice itr will be to call it home!

flowerpress said...

Wow, exciting! It's so cute, I love the kitchen!

Cass said...

It looks wonderful, congratulations

chitchatchomp@yahoo.com.au said...

Congratulations J & G! The house looks beautiful, especially the kitchen. What I would give for a kitchen like that! Hope to catch up one day soon! xx

Jo said...

It looks a lot like my house from the front but nicer inside. I love the front door screen!!!

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