Saturday, November 9, 2013

Homestead update November

The patio painting is almost done, the guttering will be installed as soon as I compare quotes. The old aluminum guttering is still good and I am tempted to reuse it but I am afraid that after 15 years leaks might occur. So I am looking at some seamless gutters. The garden will be the last on the list.
Patio lattice finished painting and waiting to hang the gates.
The walls are done with a coral stone rendering and have blown in some areas so I have to repair them. 
 The ceilings are painted in a pale green.
 I decided to paint the bedroom doors in this blue while the wood partitions are in a pale yellow.
 One of the workers spilled a can of paint, paint was everywhere.
 Bathroom floor tiles, I chose a wood plank tile. I am aiming for a rustic type bathroom.
 For the feature wall, I am trying to choose a tile that will add some rusticity and won't clash with the floor. I like the far right tile. Which would you choose? Tile selection is difficult and exhausting for me.

I don't think I will be upstairs for the Christmas season going by how things are going. I have been repairing walls the last mason ruined and it has been a slow process. This is because the present mason can only work Sundays as he is busy on another job. I don't want to take another chance with another mason. This is how things are done on this island. You have to pay twice to get things done right. Aaaaaggggghhhhhh!  And the dust from cutting the walls is everywhere. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!


  1. What a project you have there! I like the colors that you've chosen.
    You too have a great weekend!

  2. What a beautiful house. I am sorry that you have had a few problems, but I am sure it will all be worth it in the end.

  3. Looks great. I like the far right tiles best but don't know how they will look with your wooden floor. Our master bath floor is also wood and we used 4x4 travertine tiles.

    I don't think the mix of tile sizes on the left and center will look too busy esp with the wooden floor

  4. I feel your pain girlfriend...but I love those blue doors.

  5. Good luck with the project Helen! Love the lattice on the patio and the combination of blue and pale green.
    Happy Sunday!

  6. Wow, quite the project but all is looking very nice so far. I love your blue doors, and I like the tile on the right with your wood flooring too.

    Enjoy the process and pretty soon it will all be done.


  7. Hi :-) i like your blog!! I'm in the same kind of process everything does take forever!!

    In the bathroom I LOVE the flooring! it would look good with just plain coral rendered walls tho! thats what i think - so the beauty of the floor is all that is..

    the blocks are nice but maybe nicer in a little garden sit down have a cup of tea area!


  8. Everything is coming along beautifully! Your home is lovely. I would choose the tile on the far right as well!!!

    Keep on keepin' on! It will all get done!



  9. I love your house Helen, but most specially the laticed patio. It is very fitting for the climate we have.

    We wanted some big remodelling too, but our carpenters are always full of big jobs that we have always been waiting. We lack these type of workers in our area, so even changing the ceiling portion with smudges from leakage of rain got so big already. Hmmm. desparation


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