Tuesday, 29 July 2014

The door to our new room

The door to our new study (which leads right on to the parents' bedroom) has some decoration on it now. Jeff and I have both kept the name plates our parents got for us when we were little, so here they are, marking off our domain in the house.

My study looking good!

Well, I think all of the furniture is in. See the cool step-shaped cabinet? I got that at a second hand office furniture place. It's most unusual. And a very well made cabinet, too, nice drawers sliding on rails. It got delivered today. The guy from the shop told me it had been, not in an office, but in his house! The last owners of his house left it with the house. They left it partly because it was upstairs, with a spiral staircase to navigate! His daughter used it for a bit, but finally it has come to me.

And do you know what? There's a matching desk!! His daughter still uses it, but he's going to let me know.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

More wallpaper for you

Just ideal to use as a desktop background on your device or laptop, here's a cool texture. You can see the real thing on an upper floor of Young and Jacksons pub in Melbourne. It's the decorative wall treatment on the stairwell.

Rocking out on the big organ!

Also in Melbourne Town Hall, I got to see a concert on the Grand Organ. Here is Ria Angelika Polo delighting us with a crowd-pleasing programme, including "Hedwig's Theme" from the Harry Potter films (a real highlight) along with some Pirates of the Caribbean and The Simpsons. And Bach. This woman can play it all.

Melbourne open house

I got to visit the council chambers in Melbourne Town Hall today! Open House Melbourne is on once a year, with all sorts of public and private buildings open to the public.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Catriona's room coming along nicely too

The painting is well underway in this room. The dark blue wall is a special feature we cooked up. It's crying out for star stickers now, isn't it?

Friday, 11 July 2014

My new room coming along just fine

The painter did the undercoat in my new craft room today. Here's the view from my desk, showing the steps up to the bedroom, and the door to the hall. Note that it's a proper door now - for 18 years we've had a too-narrow door that didn't shut. I think I'll have to have to have one of those elegant candle sconces right where that light is, that looks cool.