Sunday, January 23, 2011

Reno In Progress

The original Catholic church hall from the South Coast town of Nowra, now in our back yard.
The southern end of the hall shows how high the ceiling will be.
The laundry has a long way to go, but I like the casement windows we put in.
This is the "bridge" from the old house into the hall.
The kitchen area - shelves are where my oven etc will go - remember this for later. The butler's pantry is the door on the left.
This is the layout for the island bench with sink and stools marked.

A building site is never pretty. Apologies for the lack of visual inspiration but this post is all about real life - call it reality blogging.

Our "recycled" church hall is underway at a snail's pace, but making some progress, nevertheless. So we can all appreciate where we have come, say in six months from now, these photos of the kitchen, end wall and laundry show how ugly it can look before it starts to look like you could actually live in it.

Underneath the floor covering are lovely old boards - hopefully all in good condition. We think the building is mid 1800's which is quite old for us antipodeans.

Will keep you posted.


  1. How Awesome! I can't wait to see more.~Cheers Kim

  2. Oh looking forward to watching this one Catherine! Love a good reno story and especially an old church. ;-)

  3. Omgosh, i am 50% in awe and 50% completely jealous!

    It's going to be AMAZING!

  4. Thanks for the encouraging comments. OMG. It looks shocking, doesn't it?

  5. How amazing to have a building with that kind of history and size to renovate...wonderful!

  6. Oh my, don't apologies, it looks awesome, I can't wait to see what you do with it!!!

  7. It's going to be great! These things take time, at our house it is a snail's pace :)

  8. Awesome. Can't wait for the next update!

  9. I look forward to following along with your progress... gxo