We have this fab wee beach house down at Jervis Bay.
It’s right on the walkway that runs along Collingwood Beach.
We’ve had the house for about seven years – so lucky.
We haven’t rented it out commercially for years. Our friends have stayed and they’ve donated money to Cure Cancer Australia – a tax deductible holiday for them!
But we’re planning to sign with an agent and make the house pay its own way this year. The end of the FIFO lifestyle means less spare cash to cover the costs.
This means a revamp for the house inside and a complete restyle. Sadly, I’m not a stylish person so this is a challenge and stylish friends have been called in to help.
Kate, who runs the very gorgeous Huskisson Bed and Breakfast has been telling me for years to paint the inside white, all white. And we’re finally going to bite the bullet. Panic!
At the moment, the whole house is wood panelled.
The kitchen and some doors are a glorious 1980s bright yellow and that’s all staying.
We need to repaint some of the outside as that paint job was done when we got the place and it needs a refresh. Some electrics need done and lots of new crockery and knick knacks need sorted.
I’m driving down with the twins today for this last week of the school holidays. We’ll be getting quotes for the big painting job, and chatting to electricians too.
Follow along as we transform this gorgeous wee pad… I’ll link posts below as we see it change.
The aim is to get the house looking totally gorgeous then rent it out through the local company Jervis Bay Rentals.
This is the house where we plan to retire to… I’d love to say that will happen soon but we have a couple of ten year olds so I guess it’ll be many years away…
Ah, south we head to gorgeous Jervis Bay, feeling so grateful to be able to do that today. If the blog is quiet this week it’s because I’m nattering to painters and then paddling around with the kids.
Your beach house styling tips appreciated!
Take it easy.