The biggest change to the outside is a new roof. Apart from making it all look that bit neater it has made the new verandah on the left hand side look more like part of the building and also (and perhaps most importantly) made it weather proof.
|Old Roof. No Side Verandah|
The jarrah weather boards have also been cleaned and oiled.
There are not enough boards to completely cover the back of the building and hence we have thought long and hard about what we would use. Eventually we decided to keep it really simple and use the same tin as the roof - we have some good quality spare old sheets lying around and so far it looks like this.
I am really happy with it and glad we made the decision not to add another material.
We are now at the more exciting bits and I am starting to design the bathroom. I have an idea in my head inspired by this photo I took a few years ago at a wedding. It is of an outside bathroom at a function venue on a property. I love all of it.
The bathroom is a long skinny shoe box shaped room and I am planning to get our local cabinet maker (whom I have worked with before) to make a vanity out of some old jarrah we have on The Farm. I am toying with the idea of just tiling the shower and having mini orb (the finely corrugated version of the material that is on the roof) half way up the walls with a jarrah finish on top. This is a look that was done to death about 10 to 15 years ago in country style homes but I still think this is something that might work here. If I do proceed with that then I would consider getting the vanity made with a solid jarrah front and leave the tin in the photo above out. Any ideas people have will be most welcome....
The bathroom needs to be finished on a budget and having a custom made vanity will be the big splurge. Hence I have been researching reasonably priced but good quality fittings and, don't laugh, but my best option seems to be the hardware giant Bunnings. I am also looking for tiles that are quite rustic and in colours similar to the local rocks on The Farm (the floor in the photo above shows the colours perfectly). Finding materials to do this sort of look is actually quite hard as bathrooms at present are all shiny, glossy and minimalist. Anyway - I am sure I will cobble something together by the end!
Hope all is well in everyone's worlds.