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Bits and Bobs

We have been finalising and buying lots of bits and pieces:

  • Variation for the tiles – natural (marble and limestone) cost more to lay than ceramic tiles.
  • Variation for screening on the verandah (a mistake on the engineering report has our deck looking into the neighbours house, so a screen is required).
  • More lights – swivel spotlights for the walk in robe and pantry (Ikea), outdoor spotlights.
  • Shelf for the shower in the bathroom (Metric Tile).
  • Returning the tallboy we ordered for the bathroom – we must have miscalculated as it doesn’t fit!
  • Walk in robe order – a custom designed Elfa solution from Howard’s Storage World.
  • Furnishing bought for Oscar’s Star Wars room – new doonah (to fit the european star wars cover), desk lamp (metalic and star wars-ish) and bedside table (it looks a bit like those walking fighter thingies!) from Ikea.
  • Floor protectors for under the desks (Ikea).
  • Globes – lots of them!
  • Connecting the electricity (this task finally pushed me to tears!).  Are there no electricity companies that know their processes for connecting a new property?
  • Confirmed solar panel installation.

Oscar came to Ikea with me and enjoyed the shopping, but he is a bit over being dragged out shopping and to the house!

Bedroom 3
Bedroom 3

 

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Coach Lights

It was back to Period Details this week; this time to buy some wall mounted lights for around the front and side verandah. There were a number of coach lights that we liked, but these frosted ones got the final nod. We will also be able to buy light shades for the lights under the living area fans in a similar style.

We have one more outdoor wall mounted light, by the laundry door, but will reuse the coach light we salvaged from the old house.

Verandah Coach Lights
Verandah Coach Lights
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Ceiling Fans

We have chosen all of our ceiling fans.  In the end it was quite easy.  We started off looking at Australian Lighting, Beacon Lighting, etc. but none of their fans suited the period style areas of our home.  We found Universal Fans online and they had a number of styles that looked interesting so I popped into their showroom for a quick look a few weeks ago, then went back this week with hubby and bought all our fans, including the modern ones.

For the two fans in the living area (meals and family) we have the Fanimation Windpointe Ceiling Fan With 5 Long (91cm) Blades – antique bronze body and cherry blades.  The same fan will also be used on the rear deck, but with shorter (76cm) blades.

Fanimation Windpointe Ceiling Fan With 5 Long Blades.  Antique Bronze / Cherry
Fanimation Windpointe Ceiling Fan With 5 Long Blades. Antique Bronze / Cherry (Image from Universal Fans)

The fans in the living area will have a set of 3 lights beneath them, also in antique brass.

Mercator Auro E27 Light Kit – Alabaster Shades
Mercator Auro E27 Light Kit – Alabaster Shades (Image from Universal Fans)

The outdoor fan will have a plain light beneath it.

Hunter Pacific Eclipse Light Kit
Hunter Pacific Eclipse Light Kit (Image Universal Fans)

The fan in the master bedroom is a Hunter Savoy Ceiling Fan – Traditional Style (132cm) in antique bronze with a Scavo bowl light.  The bowl matches the style of the hallway lights.

Hunter Savoy Ceiling Fan – Traditional Style in antique brass
Hunter Savoy Ceiling Fan – Traditional Style in antique brass (Image from Universal Fans)

 

Hunter Scavo Glass Bowl Ceiling Fan Light
Hunter Scavo Glass Bowl Ceiling Fan Light (Image from Universal Fans)

For the Bedroom 3 and the Study we chose the Fanco Urban 2 Ceiling Fan in white with a LED light.

Fanco Urban 2 Ceiling Fan
Fanco Urban 2 Ceiling Fan (Image from Universal Fans)

The 2nd bedroom will also have a ceiling fan, but we will be using one that we salvaged from the old house.

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