Paint & Stain! Paint & Stain!

The front of our Liberty 42

We rocked up pretty early on Saturday to help our future neighbours move a few tons of road base around to their backyard. We hadn’t heard much from our site supervisor over the last week, so we didn’t really know what to expect in terms of progress for the week prior.

Holy crap. It looks like our house, and it looked really good.

Finally, the front and rear cladding had been painted. I was now able to truly visualise what our house was going to look like. Not only that, but all our doors, windows, and gables were stained ‘dark oak’. Fortunately we had painters on site (a common theme for Saturday mornings as of late), so we were able to check on the progress of things inside the house. The yellowish colour that adorned the walls last week turned out to be a priming base coat, and now most of our walls were the correct colour – White Duck 1/4 strength. Oh, and they fixed the frosted glass on the front door! Metricon has addressed probably 80% of my concerns in this week alone. Dare I say I’m confident in Metricon’s quality assurance?

We’re so close we can taste it. I thought I’d have a better idea as to when we’d move in the closer we got, but I think it’s just the opposite. I find myself guessing what’s left and when should we start scheduling stuff like the fencing, the driveway, Telstra, etc. Every guess I throw out there is completely off – sometimes too short, sometimes too long.

I’ve never been good at guessing games anyway. But, I do take nice photos, so that’s something… Enjoy.

About Stefan
Stefan is the regular writer for Megan & Stefan, and hails originally from San Diego, California. A resident of Australia since 2007, he write about his experiences living abroad, his love of photography, and documenting the process of building a house here in this sunburnt country he calls home. Feel free to drop him a line - he's always up for a chat.


  1. Kriss says:

    Looking great! I love your choices. It is modern without being cold. I am loving the staircase railing!

  2. Shayne says:

    Love it! Its looking absolutely beautiful :)

    Must be so good to be nearing the end – must say I am envious!

    Cant wait to see what happens as the end draws nearer.

  3. maja says:

    We looked up the floorplans again on the Metricon website to help us with the visualization and this is all just turning out awesomely! Cannot wait!

  4. Lauren says:

    Loving it guys, it is such a classy looking house!!

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