The nice team at Builders came over to our home to see what Graeme has been making and what sort of things we’ve been up to around the house. I am VERY lucky that G is so handy and especially lucky when he gets bored (literally always) and starts chopping and drilling and cutting and sanding things together. I also really like that our boys get involved and are slowly learning a trade. Noah helps with drilling and tends to our vegetable garden. He sometimes holds planks that Graeme is sanding or cutting and gets super excited when dad is out and about in the shed. Over the past few weeks, G made us a very gorgeous vegetable garden and I got to plant watermelon, sweet melon, tomatoes, cucumbers, patty pans, mielies, chillies, pumpkins, sweet potato, beetroot and a whole lot of herbs. We put a fence around all of it this weekend, so I’m REALLY excited about having a corner of garden that our dogs can’t get to.
G has also made a sweet garden swing for the boys and yesterday we made hanging bulbs for outside using succulents and I’m super excited to share that with you. We’ll be sharing the Swing & Succulent Bulb tutorials over on Builders Warehouse’s twitter feed ( @buildersfan ) this Friday and trust me, you’re gonna want these for your garden and outdoor entertainment areas. If you have a little balcony and want to add some greenery that you can’t kill – this one’s gonna be for you.
Probably my favourite thing that Graeme has created is our dining room table, which I absolutely love. Our side tables in the lounge: G sourced / stole discarded tree stumps from a park and sanded them down. I also really love the hanging plants he made for our office, which look so great beneath the skylight. Noah, I really hope that you’re still passionate about woodwork and gardening when you’re older my boy. Ben is more in to daydreaming and animals and play pretend right now, so it’s going to be super interesting to see how their personalities evolve and how they build their own nests one day. Here are some pictures!
If you like anything you see, and to those who have asked before: We got our rabbit shaped cushions from Menagerie. Our kitchen stools are Coricraft. The “Let’s Run Away” talking banner was from Typo. Our lounge ‘feature wall’ items like the weaved baskets, vintage mirrors and the bokkie head are all from @home. Our bunny pattern cushion (above) was from Design Kist. The Nguni hide was gifted to us by my friend Keri. Our black and white carpet is from Weylandts and was super affordable. A lot of our accessories are from there, like our baskets that we put plants in to and the spanish carafe on our floating shelves and the mechanic lights above our dining room table. Our couches were custom made about a million years ago and we’ll need new ones pretty soon. I am sort of waiting for the children to stop messing cereal and tomato sauce on them, so I’ll hold back on that. The grey bird cushion is from Skinny la Minx and a lot of bits and bobs like the colourful vases oh and our dining room chairs are from Mr Price Home. We got the floating shelves from Builders Warehouse, and the perfect shade of grey paint on our walls is called “Cement” but I don’t remember which brand it was!
One day I’ll share some pictures of the rest of the house and the garden but I’m super lazy so thank you to the Builders team for stopping by and sharing your pictures with me! Here’s the man behind most of (all) the making, my Mister Graeme Bettles >