aargh … unpacking

When I packed for holidays I packed for EVERY eventuality. For four (I left Clive to pack for himself because he is in his forties and should be right to pack for himself).

Do I regret my overzealous packing now? You betcha. I spent half the day yesterday endlessly unpacking and washing. And the other half drawing house plans to turn my modest house into a super storage palace so I don’t ever feel this overwhelmed again.

And then I admitted defeat and just upped and abandoned ship. I went to Elise’s. Her house was much cleaner than mine. My excuse? Admiring her latest Ebay purchase. This lovely little cupboard for her bathroom.


$69 well spent. Don’t you agree?

pressed metal

I really love pressed metal.

The first student house I lived in (Otter Street, Collingwood) had pressed metal ceilings in the lounge room. This feature was BY FAR the best thing in the house (the rest of it was dreadful).

In the last few years a few people I know have used pressed metal in their rennovations.  I have friends who have a pressed metal feature wall in their dining room.  And other friends who have used it outside as cladding for their house.

And my Mum has used it in her bathroom instead of tiling. And I think it looks great with her second hand cream tub and pedestal basin. What appeals to me is that it is sort of busy, but also quite plain – it is like wallpaper in this regard, but a bit more practical in a wet area!