Posts Tagged ‘Postbox’


Postbox almost finished

May 1, 2011

Spend today building our new postbox. We wanted something modern that you couldn’t just buy at Bunnings, and something that5 would ‘soften’ the look of the house a little.

Treated pine posts (painted black) with oiled merbau wood. A Stainless steel face (actually a brick mount one that I liked the look of).


Built to the golden ratio.

Still have the number, light and no junk mail to attach...


Update of renovations..

April 26, 2011

So, its been quite some time since I have updated the blog, mostly because it has been a terrible summer here in Melbourne, we simply didn’t have that much sunshine!

Anyway, enough excuses. I have been doing a bunch of things lateley.

Facia, Eaves and gutters.

Here is a photo of the front door as it stands. Note the additional of guttering, a down pipe, eaves and facia. Kylie is yet to paint the eaves, and will be doing another coat on the facia also. Since last photo (but not done recently) is the painting of the door surround. Kylie thinks there is too much white, so we will probably be painting the door grey or something. Usually the pot plant (far right) is beside the door, but I oiled the porch today, so I moved it.


Built a couple of new fences. They were simply falling down. (or had fallen down). The one out the front had just been neglected and a few palings has fallen off. The beams were so rotten that the palings were holding the thing up…

Yay for the little plants!


The one out the back has been pretty buggered for a long time. Recently the dogs pulled/knocked a few palings down. They had enough room to escape, but the good little puppies they are knew they shouldn’t leave. A quick trip to Bowens fixed that.

Goes all the way behind that plant to the corner.


Been working on the roof a lot over summer (haha). All the pointing was buggered, and most of the bedding was ruined too. After the success of replacing the tiles on the kitchen, a bunch of broken/cracked/damaged/old tiles were replaced all over the house. New gutters means that I shouldnt have to worry about the roof for a long time.

Gutters, Valleys, Bedding Pointing tiles Oh my!


Kylie’s mum was kind enough to give us a Spa! She is moving from her large family home, and downsizing to a apartment in the city. She couldn’t take it with her, so she gave it to us!


Currently it is sitting in the backyard waiting for me to pickup a trailer-load of sand. You can see the plot where it will reside. The deck will eventually surround this area with a bench seat at the end closest to the fence.

Ready for sand...


Next up, new postbox and a new bin hide.

Gonna get ripped out and replaced...