Tomorrow, the final bed frame arrives and we’re done (apart from pictures, and a couple of cushions).
It’s taken two and a half years to update the entire house, but we’re really happy with it now. I’m pleased that we’ve taken our time to choose styles.
I’m signing this off for 2010, but will probably post a new goal for the exterior in 2011. In the meantime, I plan to enjoy!
It’s on its way. I almost feel grown-up.
Our biggest job for this year is complete – the house exterior now looks shiny and new. We also have airflow in the attic, which should reduce condensation massively.
Improvements for the rest of the year will include:
Bedside cupboards & lamps
Bed linen for 2 rooms
Storage boxes for single bed
Draw and frame picture
Cushion x 3
Front and back garden
Paving at back (possibly)
Someone came to check out our guttering etc today. I have to admit that it’s not the most exciting home improvement, but it has to be done. We’re hoping for a price next week and aim to action in mid Feb. I’ll be relieved when these areas have been sorted out.
are on their way. We went for linen ones in the end so quite neutral. I’m looking forward to getting these in place and moving onto the details.
Boxing Day went very well and we accomplished most of the tasks on the list, apart from installing the bedroom blinds as the samples never arrived.
I’ve ordered them again, so aiming to get them fixed by late Jan. We’ll focus on getting the exterior work completed by March. It’ll take a bit of saving, but once it’s done, it’s done.
It’s all confirmed for Boxing Day now. The family will descend. 12 people and 2 dogs. I’m not sure where we will put them, especially as the tree will knock out one of our seating corners.
Anyhow, the main thing is to get the upstairs rooms spick and span. At the moment, we have no curtains and 1 yr-old bird shit on the window of one room (I was hoping that the rain would wash it off), and granny curtains in the other. I’m not bothered, but one of my local relatives is well-known for their tittle-tattle (sorry, but it’s true). Luckily, the downstairs is perfectly presentable.
So, we have 2 weeks to:
Order and install blinds for two windows
Paint one wall
Buy swanky throws and cushions
Hide the crap
Buy and decorate the tree
Adorn the table with festive accoutrements
I ws hoping this Xmas would be reasonably relaxed. Yes, well…
Our house is too eclectic to go for a colour scheme throughout. We have brown, turquoise, white + splash of red downstairs.
Thinking pale blue (F&B Pavilion Blue), taupe and white for one bedroom, and orange, brown, white for another (maybe splash turquoise). Not sure about the final room – it’s very small. Perhaps a bold Orla Kiely duvet with white walls and strong prints. Fun.
A wants to hang our old paintings/prints, but the frames and images suit Edwardian/Victorian. I’m favouring big blocks of colour. Simple stuff.
Our house is fab downstairs, but it still needs work. Keeping this goal to focus on the outstanding areas:
Guttering, sofits and fascia
Bedrooms (new bedsteads, linen, blinds, lampshades)
Cushions for sofa
Plant pot – hall
New house number
Workshop at back of garage