Monday, January 10, 2011

down the south coast....

This year we bought a fibro shack down south.. of sydney.

It has always been a dream of ours to have a holiday shack so that we could escape the busy-ness of our lives in Sydney. After many years of wishing and whats if's, we realised our dream.

2.5 hours from Sydney in a little fishing village we found it. The house is small, hadn't been lived in for over 6 years and didnt have a working bathroom or kitchen.....but we could see the potential straight away.




Every weekend for the last 6 months has been working, getting it ready for the family. We have sanded and washed floors and walls, ripped out and installed a kitchen and bathroom, rewired, add a deck, repaired the roof, and painted both inside and out.

We have loved it, brought new energy to the place and it now feels like a home.

The Wednesday after Christmas we finally finished painting, loaded up both cars with furniture (and lots of bits and bobs) and drove to our new abode.    .......drum roll.... What do you think?


We just cant believe that's it's finished and are so pleased! The kids love it, we love it, it's re-energised us.....



The idea was that we would also rent it out on stayz when we weren't using it but we have grown so attached.......

Would you like to see more pics? I'll keep you posted as there is still a little bit to do. It's been a lot of fun (in between working in the store) finding the pieces that make the house feel like home. We want it to be easy so are keeping it really simple using mostly pre-loved furniture or ikea. We found most of our favourite pieces locally in the 2nd hand shops. There is still a tv unit to find and a book shelf... oh and maybe another piece of 50's 0r 60's art.

Back to work on Wednesday, so ready for this new decade! ....I think the house is already working it's magic on us xx

10 comments:

Mon Alisa Design said...

Wowsers! It looks amazing! What a lovely place for you and your family to unwind :)

thetwowindmills said...

It's beautiful Stav, I am so happy for you guys. You have done an amazing job fixing it up!

thetwowindmills said...

It's beautiful Stav, I am so happy for you guys. You have done an amazing job fixing it up!

Sally said...

Fantastic! It is also our dream to find a little place by the sea...and this gives me an extra push to find it!

Well done, looks great, love that inky blue exterior paint, just gorgeous.

Sally
Fawn & Fox

Nick said...

What a great little shack. You have done a wonderful job keeping its character.

emma said...

Well done you guys, I hope you have lots of happy times there. (well, how could you not in such a beautiful place!)

sunday collector said...

WOW!! It looks fantastic - you don't need to do a thing more! I love the colour of the outside too - it's all just so gorgeous. If you do end up renting it out, please let me know - would love to blog your pics and write about it. Such a perfect beach shack! Briar x

zigsma said...

Oh my gosh - it's gorgeous!! Lucky you. Lots of hard work I imagine.

pen said...

the shack looks fabulous!
do like a dark colour with bright white trim!
you most feel totally recharged staying there
pen

Wynona @ ivy designs said...

Hello stranger! Congrats! Soooo loving this place - the paint job looks amazing on the outside - inside just as stylish of course! You guys have done a wonderful job!