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    Quote Originally Posted by a. boozer
    Sounds like a good idea! However, will be most interested to see how long it takes your painter to make a good job of where the burnt-orange paintwork joins the contrasting colour, which I presume is white!
    Yeah, he's making all the right noises though. Says it won't be a problem, have to wait and see I guess. The other walls are sort of an off-white colour really, more cream than anything.

    Luckily though there is really only one area/corner where the actual colours will meet and that's where the TV cabinet etc will be going because the other end is where the exposed brick bookshelf is anyways so it shouldn't be too bad.

    Will post some pics later, just waiting for the furniture lady to come measure up the bay window for a sofa right now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lily
    You could paint the other walls in a cool taupe colour to set off the warm terracotta colour of the feature wall
    Lily, I'm a man. Again in man-speak please

    Actually I think I know what you mean and I agree. Course the beauty with painting is it's relatively easy to change as well. A pain in the arse, but easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily
    You could paint the other walls in a cool taupe colour to set off the warm terracotta colour of the feature wall.
    you have good ideas about colour but could you explain this a little more...what is taupe exactly...bluish-green? This is not sarcasm as I really don't know...

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    Taupe is kind of a stone colour if that explains it. A beige but with more grey to make it cooler

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily
    Taupe is kind of a stone colour if that explains it. A beige but with more grey to make it cooler


    Thanks for the colour tips gang, but I have been resoundingly over-ruled on this one. Mrs. R has made up her mind that we are going with a burnt orange/terracotta colour or nothing. I argued for 0.78sec and then gave up - you try swaying the opinion of a woman heavily pregnant with twins!

    Anyways, here is the 'arch' completed and awaiting painting. What I do agree with the wife on is that it will sorta match and go nicely with the bookshelf (the exposed brick part is to have shelves put in):



    The arch isn't quite how I'd imagined it to be but I'm not overly fussed. Truth be told I'm at the 'Just Hurry up and Finish!' stage.

    We now also have floors... after a fashion:




    The segments have been laid and are now awaiting a good old fashioned sanding and lacquering. Mrs R made the comment that with the actual floor in place it makes the room look bigger.

    After asking her if she'd been taking too many of her pills and getting slapped for the effort I did have to agree. This isn't the best angle to view it from but back where the sofa will be 'built-in' to the bay window it does look like a lot of space - which is obviously a good thing.

    For this room we've decided to go with fairly simple furnishings. Other than the sofa as already mentioned I think we'll just find/have made some nice funky bean-bags of different colours to match/compliment the colour scheme. They will be easy to move around so there is plenty of floor space for Bob 1 and Bob 2 to crawl around on. Also since we effectively now have two living rooms/lounges this one can be the 'TV room' and we'll leave the great big sofa in the other one for a lax out/reading room.

    Here's a mistake though:



    Everyone including me forgot about these doors. They are what was the storage space in the old carport. The builders were supposed to remove them and put shelves in but didn't. Yay, one step forward...

    Idea here is to open it up as I think the opaque glass blocks you can see in the back will make a nice feature.

    And finally... this is the bits and bobs that are going to be installed under the stairs to close it off and make another cabinet/storage space:



    The door in the back is now surplus to requitements so I'll have to decide what to do with that. It's teak too. A teak door. Fancy that!

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    A fantastic thread. Can't wait for the next installment!

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    Cheers Hillbilly. Me either, that means progress and being closer to finishing!

    By the way, you don't want a teak door by any chance?

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    Not quite the same are they the arches


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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Not quite the same are they the arches
    Yeah you're right, dd.

    Thing was I came home from work, saw what they'd done and honestly couldn't be stuffed arguing the toss with them.

    I think it still looks ok, it's just not what I'd thought it would be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    I think it still looks ok, it's just not what I'd thought it would be.
    I've learned to say this phrase to myself over and over again....

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Cheers Hillbilly. Me either, that means progress and being closer to finishing!

    By the way, you don't want a teak door by any chance?
    CMN might want it!

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    ^ yeah he'll have it, its got the frame with it so its fully functional

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    Cheers Hillbilly. Me either, that means progress and being closer to finishing!
    you are very close to be done, another 6 months and you can move in it. The last little details are going to be a killer. Thais have problem with detailing, they can't seem to finish what they started. Must be a culture thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    By the way, you don't want a teak door by any chance?
    i will take it off your hands Ant.
    also i need some builders.

    do you have their contact details?

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    Weird, I was just sorting/uploading pics to update this thread.

    Ironically enough we are having new floors put in our office today so I'm, ahem, working from home. Anyways...

    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    do you have their contact details?
    Certainly do, will PM them to you. They are a bit slow with the plans/quote in my experience but I'm more than happy with the work they've done. Reasonably priced too.

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    thanks for that Ant.
    I have had architects plans drawn up already and material costs too.
    we'll be buying our own.

    just need somebody to put the materials on top of each other.

    can you pm me the door too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    thanks for that Ant. I have had architects plans drawn up already and material costs too. we'll be buying our own.

    just need somebody to put the materials on top of each other.
    Oh right, should be absolutely no problems then.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    can you pm me the door too
    I honestly have no idea how much it's worth to be honest. It is good solid teak. If you like I'll post a pic of it? I'm open to offers and more than ready to be reasonable, not like I've got any use for it now. Also got some cupboard/storage doors if you're interested.

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    was sort of hoping to save you the bother of having to sell it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    was sort of hoping to save you the bother of having to sell it.
    Ahhh I see you cheeky little Welsh git! Hmmm, suppose I could let you have it. On the proviso you take the cupboard doors as well. And the great bloody big cabinet I also no longer want!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    can you pm me the door too.
    love the humour cmn...

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    Right, now where was I before I was rudely interrupted by that cheeky Welsh git trying to nick me doors?

    Oh yes, some progress:



    Here they are affixing the stone cladding to the wall on the veranda. We intentionally went with the 'mis-matched' look of the stone and what we are also actually doing is placing bigger bits at random intervals (higher up so they are above the chair that goes there) to act as defacto shelves. idea being that we can put little plants/flowers/ornaments there.

    Actually this was taken when I first got back so I expect they're probably close to finished by now. Pity then that I can't be arsed going downstairs to look.

    Next, the infamous arch that has been causing us so much consternation:



    I had to put my foot down on this one. We were going backwards and forwards trying to decide on a colour and eventually I reasoned that as it's supposed to be a 'feature wall' then it might as well feature...

    Hence the retina-burning orange that you need sun-glasses to look directly at Oh well, it will be toned down some once the darkwood floors and shelves have been put in.

    Ok these I am very happy with:



    Some nice old wooden planters that I found at the garden market here. These will of course eventually have flowers or some such in them and I think the effect will look nice. The two on the side (there is also one on the right, partly obscured by the stones) actually came with stands but I prefer them on the ground. Looked a little odd otherwise.

    We had originally planned to go with the terrocota style ones - but then I realised I couldn't spell "terrocota(?)" so that was the end of that. These are the ones I mean, we already have them by the veranda:



    We are however going to go with those for here:



    Down the side of the carport (where the foot of the ladders is). I'm thinking to get a mix of them, square, rectangle, round and whatever so that it looks kinda like a disorganised/organised lay-out (if you follow?). This pic also shows the new exterior lights we've had installed on the pillars, the door that CMN's trying to nick and over to the left the cabinet I'm trying to fob off on him. Oh, and the stands that were for the planters in the pic above.

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    It looks really good. I guess there'll be even less chance of you making the UN Irish on the 7th Sept so I can buy you a beer now.

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    don't believe a word he says marmers.
    not a single one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    It looks really good. I guess there'll be even less chance of you making the UN Irish on the 7th Sept so I can buy you a beer now.
    Nothing, not man nor beast, would keep me from free beer. Even if Armageddon fell I'd tell the Four Horsemen to fock off and wait.

    If, on the way there, I stumbled into a bear-trap I'd gnaw off my own leg to get to free beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    ^ don't believe a word he says marmers. not a single one of them.
    You of all people should understand that a round of beers interupted by some golf can cause scheduling issues!

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    I told you so.

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