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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All go on the garage

This week Donald, Jerry and John (Jerry’s dad) have been working away with joiners Gus and Kevin to build our new garage and office.  In only 3 days there has been fantastic progress with the frame built, roof on and doors in place.  Also Donald has dug the trench for the electric cable and John has been removing the tiles in the bathroom ready for the project there next week.

Tonight was the first time I have seen the garage for myself and it is looking great.  The sloped roof and the overhanging section over the office work really well and I can’t wait to see it all clad in the larch wood.

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.

New flooring

WP_20131008_004We’re taking up the old carpet and putting down an engineered wood floor. So stage 1: Clear the rooms.Image

Stage 2: Carpet up, doors and skirtings off.

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Stage 3: Put new stuff down. Thanks to joiners Gus and Kevin this was done in a day.

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