Monday, August 09, 2010

105

As a mostly at home mum I know that at times I marvel at how some blog mums keep their houses just so all the time. I know, of course, that this is not always the reality for them and almost never for me. I don't generally photograph the bigger pictures of my own house, because it is always far from perfect. So, to make all of us out there who struggle to pick up after our gorgeous families and feel constantly bad about it, this is for you. This is me surrendering to the mess and realising that for the next few weeks there is simply nothing I can do about it!

This is mine and Geoff's room with the old BIR removed and plastering and painting yet to happen.

We've also been selling things on Ebay, so old drawers from all our rooms have disappeared. Does this room inspire romance or what?

Leila's room which is even more of a disaster than normal with Ella's things mixed in and her drawers gone as well.

More Leila room mess - this is where her new robe will go.

Ella's room awaiting replaster, painting then the new BIR.



Blackburn crazy paving fireplace gone - awaiting plasterer and new built in unit.


Pittosporums that we planted 5 years ago which were in a hedge roof height - gone in a few hours.

Pergola with laserlight, screening all around, vines, roses, you name it - all gone.

Things can only get better from here!

9 comments:

Jo said...

looks exactly like a home to me : )

i always find it more relaxing to visit a friend who's house is a little in disarray, that way you know that they really are comfortable being with you. I'm so pleased that you are comfortable enough to show a little of the 'real' you in this space. J x

Selina said...

At least renovating is a decent excuse for the mess! Can't wait to see it finished.

CC said...

It's very exciting that your renovations have started. Embarrassingly, our house looks to be in a similar state to yours at the moment (only we're not renovating).

Kristi said...

i guess you have to go through it to get to the other side. hugs.

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LJ said...

It looks like a home with children to me!!!

Sandy said...

Ditto here. It's too hard keeping a house organized with two active children and two tired parents.

Angie said...

Looks like our place most of the time (& no renovations to blame unfortunately!)

I've been decluttering on Ebay as well....nice to be on the selling end for a change. Although I seem to have things sitting around FOREVER waiting for the time to get photos & list them!

Melissa said...

Victoria, I love your blog and your honesty. It doesn't look like a mess to me, just loved in lived in. Enjoy your renovations!