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:
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!
On Saturday we arrived back from a lovely week’s holiday in the Lake district and Wales. This was only the second time camping with Eva but she was great.
After camping in the lakes we went down to Wales to visit my best friend Lisa and her boyfriend Dean in their new home. Lisa also has a chocolate labrador called Glo and Eva had the time of her life, playing all day.
The holiday we knew was our only week in a very busy summer to switch off so all thoughts of the projects on the house were put to the back of our minds.
Arriving back we got straight to action putting up an ad offering the garage for free to anyone who could dismantle it.
We were a bit taken aback by the number of responses that evening so we thought it was worth seeing if the first one to reply could take it down the next day.
It was a big ask but at 11 o’clock David arrived, a young guy who wanted to make his own workshop from the timber, with a whole team of helpers. By 6 o’clock the site was completely clear and our garden 3 metres wider than we’d ever seen it.
The site is now ready for the new building which is going up in only a week and a half!
Firstly I needed to do some counting to check I had completed enough projects to take part but pleased to say I have.
5. Kiwi Christmas dress
Yes it is only just finished but I think this will be a versatile dress. It is a perfect length for work so hopefully with a cardi it will get regular use.
4. New cushions
I see these every day and I love them. They lift the dark grey colour of the sofas and they link well with other red tones in the room. Also I enjoy the fact that I didn’t need to buy any new cushions just recycle some old pillows and it meant I could make them the perfect size for the sofa.
3. Star print sorbetto
Such a fun print I often wear this to work with a white vest underneath and a white cardigan. It is lovely to get compliments at work and the children at school were astonished that I made it myself!
2. Black print sorbetto
Again great for work even better as I wear it with a black cardi (much easier to keep clean!). This fabric has a very silky feel and would well for a night out with smart jeans or a black skirt.
1. Blue Hazel
I wore this lots in the summer. It is great for a summer’s day teamed with a short denim jacket or add some heels for the evening.