The Bonner project is finally complete. Our daughter Helaina didn’t stick to the schedule and decided to come early so it put the project back a few weeks.
Mitch and I styled a few of the rooms and got some professional photos taken for the sale of the house. We hired Andrew Campbell from Canpix (Canberra based photographer) and I think he has done a marvelous job. Check out the photos below, I think the product speaks for itself.
Hi all, apologies for my absence of late but I have a very good reason.
Meet baby Helaina, born 2 August 2013
Until next time….
So you have a stunning new bio ethanol fire but don’t know where to get the ethanol? Well you’ve come to the right place. Here is the low down from own personal experience.
First off what is ethanol you might ask?
Ethanol is pure alcohol. In Australia we refer to it as methylated spirits. It’s a clean burning fuel made from crops like sugar cane, grain, corn etc… Bio ethanol is used in some blends of petrol too, E10 comes to mind. And before you ask NO you can not use E10 in your fireplace.
Where do you get bio ethanol fuel for your fireplace and how much does it cost?
Your local hardware stores will sell methylated spirits. In Australia there are a few options.
I find that lighting is one of the most neglected elements in houses but it’s one of the best ways to transform the feel of a space. I’m still learning the tricks myself. If I could do my own place all over again lighting would be the first place I would revisit but that’s another story.
Over the last week I’ve been busily shopping to illuminate Bonner.
This statement piece is for the entry. Mind you I am desperately fighting the urge to keep it for our Forde house. I would be so perfect above the dining table.
Apologies for the water marks on the photo. This was the best pic I could find.
Just a bit of an update on our newest project…
The house is now locked-up. The renderers have come and gone and the external walls have been painted in Dulux Linseed. This will be beautifully offset by the darker shade of Colorbond Bushland on the garage door, front door and the front porch covering. See above rendered image.
As an accent feature in between the front window panels we have used Deco Wood in Western Red Cedar. We think this is an awesome product (and no I am not getting paid to say this) as it looks exactly like timber but it’s not timber. It’s actually aluminum so very low maintenance but has high durability. What does this mean for the home owner you ask?