Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Friday, 21 November 2008
Look what I found in my travels; www.blurb.com is fab site where you can create a book and get it professionally printed and bound. Surprisingly reasonable prices too! Hmmmm.... time to get creative methinks!
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Everyone who sees this room asks why we don't have our bedroom up here. It is lovely and big and makes a perfect guestroom.
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
And my favourite room, the master bedroom. The befores are scary. The wallpaper was so dark and oppressive and the window decorations left a lot to be desired. Those pelmets were the first things to go.And now;
I love this room so much. It's a quiet sanctuary for Andy and me. Nothing but a bed and some chests of drawers. The colours are so peaceful and relaxing. And we can finally put pictures up on the walls where we want them to be. The rhinos in the alcove (spot the old cupboard minus the doors?) are a housewarming gift from Andy's parents. It looks so beautiful and fits perfectly in the room.
Ok, I'm photo'd out now. I'll do the scraproom and the loft a little bit later. Must go and shower and think about going to the supermarket. See you later!
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
But look at it now;
We'll do something else with those alcoves when we do the kitchen but for now, the remains for the shelves work well enough.
I'm really pleased with the way the house is coming together. It feels like home and the right place to be for us. Can't quite believe that we might have our children here!!!
Monday, 10 November 2008
On the day we got the keys - of course, we were supposed to pick them up at about 11am. Actually got them about 2pm and then the previous owner was still there doing some cleaning (we're not sure what they were cleaning, there was a lot still to do once we got in). And still there at 5pm when we went back for the second time. At which point we called the estate agents to get rid of them!!
Open the front door, and here's the stairs. Very useful for getting to the bedrooms.
Living room - looks better with furniture in it.
Kitchen - got to love the orange wallpaper. And the kitchen that hasn't been updated for the last 20 years!
Dining room - more orange wallpaper and those shelves/cabinets eliminate about a foot of floor space. Turn in tomoro to see what Andy did to them!!