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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The garage is gone!

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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.

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The site is now ready for the new building which is going up in only a week and a half!

New doors

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Love the doors not convinced about the varnish though.
Initially we’d planned to paint the two doors (kitchen & living room) white to match the skirtings and window frames but now with the oak flooring the doors look great as they are. The varnish we tried is medium oak and seems to add a yellow tone to the door. I think it might be back to B&Q for something lighter or just clear.

It is great to get more light into all the rooms during the day but also in the evening the light glows through the frosted panels.

What do you think of the colour?

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Sunday’s project – Recover the dining chairs

Sunday's project - Recover the dining chairs

Fun red print fabric with apple trees.

I love the variety of the print design there are lots of little details to spot – fallen apples and birds nesting in the trees.

Wouldn’t it be nice?

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Say bye bye red carpet and hello to wooden floors.

The holidays are here and so the next project has started.   This is the biggest change we’ve made to the house as we’ve taking up the carpet in the hall, living and dining room.

There is lots to do aside from the flooring there will be new skirting boards and doors.  Needless to say we’ll be getting some help on the joinery front!  For now our job is to remove all the furniture so we can get the carpet out and be ready to start flooring next week.

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Rip it up!