As purchased in 2003
I officially owned Fairymead Street on 16 January 2003 after completing all the required paperwork and mortgage documents.
I now own a house!
It didn’t take long for the renovations to start. My dad stripped the patio of it’s rotten roof timber and replaced both it and the roof.
2004 - The renos begin
I started my foray into renovation by familiarising myself with a paint brush. I had never really painted before so my quality was hit and miss until I had a few rooms under my belt. I gave the lounge, hallway and 3 bedrooms a nice coat of ‘Eggwhip’ (pale yellow).
I also learnt to plaster, and kill vacuum cleaners with plaster dust, by covering the pine feature wall in the lounge room.