Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Quick Coxwolds update

Hi all. We had a public holiday here yesterday (Tuesday) and with going to Ballarat last weekend and my husband taking Monday off as well, I am out of whack for the week. So it seems like Monday but is actually Wednesday. 

I have made a bit of progress with the Coxwolds. The living quarters are almost done, which leaves the kitchen and shop downstairs. I have grand plans of having this finished by end of the year (in the sense of having rooms and exterior decoration complete; furniture/accessories/garden won't be complete of course!). 

Here is the entry almost done:

The bathroom:

(I didn't buy any floor tiles for here, and found some burgandy tiles in my stash which matched, but I didn't have enough. Originally I thought of having a built-in vanity or cupboard so I could omit tiles underneath it - I REALLY wanted the cupboard, but the room is so small it was too awkward. Then I thought of having a gap where I'd put a rug. Then, I thought given I had some of the same tiles in green and yellow, I could paint them black and use as a border tile. It worked out OK I think)

The bedroom:

The living room (NEEDS gap filling!!):

I didn't use the hinges supplied with the kit as I didn't want them all over my pretty walls, so used smaller ones. Unfortunately they don't quite shut properly. I may remove them and cut out a larger rebate to accommodate the screw heads or maybe try to screw the screws further into the wood. Either way it needs looking at.

Hope everyone's week is going well.


  1. Has hecho bastantes avances,lo tonos de las habitaciones son muy bonitos y la parte amueblada también!! Poco a poco va llenándose de vida!

  2. I have been known to file the screw heads down so they don't stick up so high :)

    The project looks very nice, very good level of quality to your work.

    1. Ahhh, great idea Karin, will try that! And thanks for the compliment - high praise indeed!

  3. I love your bedroom and wainscoting! That wallpaper looks perfect! And the bathroom tiles are wonderful. Very retro!

    1. Hi Sheila! Thanks, I love the bedroom too, love red and ivory, especially toile wallpaper!

  4. Your house looks really lovely. I have admired the Coxwold for a long time and am loving what you are doing with yours!
    All the best

    1. Sorry for my late reply Vivian. I love the Sid Cooke houses and wish I could afford more. And have the space!

  5. I LOVE your taste Shannon! You do such Amazing things with interiors and this Coxwold cottage is already a Stunner!

    p.s. I Adore your bathroom and the tiles!

  6. Thanks E! This is a great little house and it has been fun to work on. I like the bathroom too - those World Model tiles are lovely. Xx