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DeeElle

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Joined 10 September 2007
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1 year1 yearDeeElleDeeElle posted:
Jarrah or Sydney Blue Gum flooring

We've built and sold and now renovating an old farmhouse in the Adelaide Hills. Need advice on whether we should go with jarrah or Sydney Blue gum direct stick floors.…

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5 years5 yearsDeeElleDeeElle posted:
Dulux Special Effects HELP

Thx Michelle
I took your advice and steered away from silver. The painters customized a great grey colour for either side of the fireplace and I painted metal rust effects on…

5 years5 yearsDeeElleDeeElle posted:
Dulux Special Effects HELP

bugger it, I can do the wooden framed decorative mirror in a crackle silver.
Now, I need a colour for the other two sides ;-)
Something…

5 years5 yearsDeeElleDeeElle posted:
Dulux Special Effects HELP

ok point taken. The painters and I agree with you. Still, one wall of that dark dark blue will look overwhelming. I really, really wanted some light…

5 years5 yearsDeeElleDeeElle posted:
Dulux Special Effects HELP

argh to written communication:
dark dark blue on the boxed in fireplace surround, silver on the two long walls either side. 10 metres in total.

5 years5 yearsDeeElleDeeElle posted:
Dulux Special Effects HELP

not on sides of the fireplace. on the two walls on either side. I'm also considering Porter's liquid silver.

5 years5 yearsDeeElleDeeElle posted:
Dulux Special Effects HELP

Hello gorgeous :D
How bad is the dulux metallic range in terms of roller painting? Maybe I should reconsider?

5 years5 yearsDeeElleDeeElle posted:
Dulux Special Effects HELP

Midnight Seas the current fave.

Dulux Special Effects HELP
5 years5 yearsDeeElleDeeElle posted:
Dulux Special Effects HELP

New colours on the walls below:
Silver on either side of the fireplace, dark dark blue on the fireplace.
Two 1930's chairs are in green DG velvet

One big open room is tough…

5 years5 yearsDeeElleDeeElle posted:
Dulux Special Effects HELP

Heyo everyone
It's been a loooong while since I've been on H1. Feels almost nostalgic being back here again :wink:
We are painting our lower…

6 years6 yearsDeeElleDeeElle posted:
Curtains

Can't help you with the recommendations but I'd reconsider the sheer on the sliding door. We've got a sheer on our upstairs sliding door leading out to the balcony…

6 years6 yearsDeeElleDeeElle posted:
Final touches - curtains and walls

Gosh just looked back at this. After 4 years a couple of hints: go with the hard poly finish on the boards. We changed to a more…

6 years6 yearsDeeElleDeeElle posted:
Leaving skirting off to lay flooring -advice please

The difference should be negligible. We have direct stick floorboards and carpet. We put the skirtings on after the boards went down. No issues here.

7 years7 yearsDeeElleDeeElle posted:
What do you Love.... and Hate about your Home

Charley
We've got spotted gum throughout, including the stairs. We originally had a urethane finish but after some water damage we went for a more 'modern' acrylic matt finish. …

7 years7 yearsDeeElleDeeElle posted:
What do you Love.... and Hate about your Home

We've been here 3 years and there's a few things that work /not for us:
Not so great:
Miele standard oven. The bigger the better—especially around Christmas time
Open plan. …

8 years8 yearsDeeElleDeeElle posted:
Polished Concrete or Timber floors

we have polished timber. Best thing to use for cleaning is metho in warm water. We also wanted polished concrete and investigated the option. If we build…

9 years9 yearsDeeElleDeeElle posted:
Construction work on Saturday mornings…whats the rule?

The builders next door have taken advantage of our agreeableness and pushed beyond what most people would accept, so there is no way I am going to empathise when they…

9 years9 yearsDeeElleDeeElle posted:
Construction work on Saturday mornings…whats the rule?

I totally sympathise Donuts.
The builders next door don't turn up all week, and then rock up on weekends at 7 am (and even 6:30 am one morning) and use their…

9 years9 yearsDeeElleDeeElle posted:
Native shading plant

we pulled them out!! once I have the dirt out of the driveway I'll post a pic of the newly formed front yard :D

9 years9 yearsDeeElleDeeElle posted:
rectified tiles cost of laying

rectified is nicer IMO.. all our tiles are rectified. Ask your supplier for recommendations on a good tiler. The straight flat lines make the rooms look larger.

9 years9 yearsDeeElleDeeElle posted:
Please show your front garden.

hey kek I like your landscaping :D ... house looks good too!

9 years9 yearsDeeElleDeeElle posted:
Utility savings

we don't use our r/c in winter just the gas heater which warms up the entire house. Our gas bill was pretty good, so I am guessing our gas…

9 years9 yearsDeeElleDeeElle posted:
Utility savings

We've added up the cost of our utilities over the 16 months we have been in the new house and have been pleasantly surprised.
The smaller yard and addition of grey…

9 years9 yearsDeeElleDeeElle posted:
Where do you iron?

Gosh yes .. I iron all the time .... NOT. :lol: :lol:
Our laundry is in the garage which gives…

9 years9 yearsDeeElleDeeElle posted:
Favorite house on the forum

too many to choose from .. Mrs B, Ladyice, Matt, Mek and many others that I can't recall from the distant past. And Casa2 hurry up with that build…

9 years9 yearsDeeElleDeeElle posted:
Native shading plant

I knew it ..... :lol: .... out they go I don't like them at all. Another fave of…

9 years9 yearsDeeElleDeeElle posted:
Native shading plant

My partner is out there pruning today! We planted a few pig face and they have spread everywhere ... FM any ideas on how to cull them back? …

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