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Low spend weekend and photos of study

August 4th, 2013 at 09:39 pm

Finally had low spend weekend. Apart from spending $100 for a gift card we sent to DH's cousin for his wedding we only spent just over $80 on weekend shopping (mainly groceries). Sunday was actually a NSD. We actually went for a run on Sunday (almost a month since last time we went for a ran) and came straight home for lunch.

Actually spent more on groceries than usual, it was because a new grocer just open up a shop in our local shopping centre. They had some pretty good opening sales so I bought a lot more produces than I usually get in a week.

I finally copied my photos into my computer. This was what the ceiling looked like after I sanded and patched it.



This is what the wall looked liked. That left side needed serious sanding. And I also took out an old telephone socket, that what the holes were about.



The old door, really need replacing



New door and the new walls.






I am slowly putting things back but a lot of our books will be put away in the big plastic container with lid in the garage.

I still want to replace the light fixture, maybe this summer when I get the electrician to put the new ceiling fan in the lounge room.

The most expensive thing that I bought for the work was the blind and I also bought a hand sander that was I think $30 (but this will be used for future projects). Also bought a new door knob and hinges about $15.

By the way, the tulips have now blossomed and they are yellow. I didn't know what it will be so that was a nice surprise. The tulip was $12 and pot was only $3.60 on sale.

Oh this is the ceiling now.

9 Responses to “Low spend weekend and photos of study”

  1. Tightwad Kitty Says:

    Good job, well worth the effort.

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    Is that sheetrock that you were sanding? Was the paint peeling, is that why you did it? Just wondering. That's a nice shade of gray.

  3. Shiela Says:

    Yeah the paint around the light and in couple of areas was peeling, it really needed to be repainted.
    Is sheetrock the same to gyprock? Then yeah. Most of our walls and ceilings are made of them.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    It looks great! A very nice space to be in it looks like.

  5. MonkeyMama Says:

    Great Transformation!

  6. Jenn Says:

    You did a nice job - it looks beautiful. I always enjoy before-and-after photos.

  7. IndianGal Says:

    Lovely pictures. You did a fantastic job!

  8. snafu Says:

    You've done a terrific job of filling, sanding and painting, all evidence of telephone and ceiling dame G-o-n-e. What light fixture do you plan to add in the future? Will you use/read the books stored in the garage? Would you consider selling books you'll not use/read?

  9. Shiela Says:

    @snafu: I'm not sure yet about light fixture.
    The books are mainly textbooks (most are DH's IT books), DH doesn't want me to throw them away. He still uses them sometimes.
    I've at least negotiated to put them in the garage for now. We have a massive garage so it is not an issue to put them there.

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