Bathroom reveal

At last the bathroom is complete!  Donald has worked really hard on the painting and decorating over the last couple of weeks.  Fitting it all in to evenings and weekends has been a bit of a trial but so worth it now we see the finished result.  I’ve helped where I can, mostly cleaning and providing meals, but at 34 weeks pregnant now what I can do to help is a bit limited.

Today began with a final snagging list – hang the blind, clean the tiles, apply silicone, finish the window sill and hang fittings like toilet roll holder and soap dish.  I’m pleased to say it is all done and now properly clean too for the first time in weeks.

We love the wall colour and the mirror which we’ve had for years finally has a proper home.

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Beginnings of a new bathroom

For one small bathroom I’ve been taken aback by how much work it takes to update it.  A week ago the joiners begun by putting up new plasterboard and creating some storage (yay, at last!) at the end of the bath and under the sink.  This week Jerry has worked incredibly hard on the tiling, all the tiles are now up and grouted round the bath with Mum’s help.  Thank you both so much!  Today we’re getting the bath re-enamelled so it should look shiny and new again.  Then we can begin preparing and decorating the walls. So here is the progress in pictures:

Friday

Monday and Tuesday

Wednesday and Thursday

P.S. Any colour help for the walls would be much appreciated, we’re thinking a light aqua green so the grey tiles don’t seem too dark but struggling to make a decision!

Well, it’s been a while!

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I’ve had quite a break from blogging but I’m back and with big news. Big, baby news! I’m 22 weeks pregnant and keeping well.

It is finally the summer holidays so I’m looking forward a bit more time for everything including getting back into sewing. There will also be a lot happening at the house as we try to get ready for baby.

We have 2 major projects planned and thankfully for me it is all out of my hands this time. I’ll be taking a break staying with my parents while firstly the garage is rebuilt and a garden office created for Donald and then our bathroom gets a much needed refresh. So there should be lots of updates to come over the summer.

Odd Jobs Day

As soon as the paint was dry in the dining I started making a mental list of all the other things that needed our attention.  I expect this is a worrying sign that the house is taking over!  So on Sunday we started the list hopeful to plough our way through it that day.  At the end of Monday this is where we’ve got to so far.

To do list Things we have put off list:

  • Hang up bathroom mirror
  • Complete bathroom floor (tricky cutting of the laminate needed to fit around the sink and toilet)
  • Fit bedroom blind within window frame to block light
  • Make roman blind for dining room
  • Paint wardrobe doors
  • Paint wooden pelmets above windows (living, bedroom, dining room)

Donald was in charge of the bathroom floor as cutting with a jigsaw is beyond me.  It was a frustrating job but the room looks great now it’s completed.  The floor had never been completed because initially we thought we wanted to replace the bath suite and it would be better to lay the floor around the new sink and toilet.  However as so many people have said before living in a house changes your ideas.  We grew really like having a big old sink and a deep bath and now it will probably be one of the last rooms we change.  So it is important to finish the flooring so the room looks complete.

I tackled all the painting on Sunday and the wardrobe doors look so much better.  We also ordered engineered oak flooring for the living room, dining room and hall plus doors for all rooms.  Wickes had a great offer on flooring so we thought we should go for it and it can wait in the garage until we’re ready to fit it.