A Working Easter Weekend – Beach House Painted White Pix

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Well, bloody hell that felt like a long weekend.

And I don’t mean that in a good way at all.

We had a working long weekend for Easter, down at the beach house, getting it all ready and finalised (we hope) to hand over to Jervis Bay Rentals who will soon start managing it for us.

The house has to start paying its way, everyone in the family does. Kids, take note.

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This is the main bedroom, I’d love to say I spent a lot of time lazing in it, but no!

The house is all wood panelled inside and the whole lot has been painted white ( or Antique White USA to be precise.) It looks fabulous.

We had the outside painted too and honestly it feels like having a brand new house.

Which we’re happy to share.

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There’s been much discussion with Jervis Bay Rentals about what to call the house. We finally decided on:

On The Beach

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Here’s the kitchen. I adore those bright, bright yellow work surfaces. Also the ocean views make washing up a lot less onerous than at home in Sydney.

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Over Easter, we tidied up the garage, it was such a mess. We took the old fridge to the tip and a gigantic TV too that we once picked off the side of the road.


I did get quite overwhelmed with all the things to do, and being Commander In Chief of it all… and shouted at the kids and then burst into tears.

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Thank goodness for chocolate, and for strategically applied glasses of white wine. And for husbands who take kids away to eat so that Mum can have some peace and quiet.  And silence, oh beloved silence.

I am madly in love with the colours in this rug, by the way.

Next pix will be taken by a professional photographer for the Jervis Bay Rentals’ website. I’m dead keen to see how the photographer takes the shots – will learn a lot from seeing them, I am sure,

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Isn’t life hideous when there’s far too much on your plate and none of it is edible?

Hope your Easter didn’t feature tantrums from mum and a whole lot of cleaning.

What did you do?

Seana xx




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Posted on: March 29, 2016


  • Reply March 29, 2016


    Good on you Seana! I guess the time has come to “let” others enjoy the place & you get some cash back for that. Still, it’s served you well till now as a family retreat hadn’t it? Denyse

    • Reply March 29, 2016

      Seana Smith

      Hello Denyse, it’s been a good spot for us and for friends too. But having an agent will help keep the place in better shape as their handyman and managers will keep a close eye on it. We’ll still go too, but will have to be more organised about it. The good thing is that we know (hope anyway) that we can keep it and retire down there… and I can’t wait.

  • Reply March 29, 2016


    It’s looking so good! We love the white. Well done for all your hard work. x

    • Reply March 30, 2016

      Seana Smith

      Thanks so much Bron…. we’re putting wifi in … not sure if that’s a good or bad thing… and had a couple of calls today about the umbrella and the mattress covers… nearly there!!

  • Reply March 30, 2016

    Lisa Humphries

    Looks lovely! I would be keen to visit via the holiday rental site! Will keep an eye out, am always looking for lovely places to visit with my little man, and sometimes the big people for weekends xx

  • Reply March 30, 2016

    Desire Empire

    Love the white boards. It does scream ‘on the beach’. Best of luck with the rental.

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