Projects Around The Open Home #4

Well it’s been quite some time since I updated you on the progress and projects around our home. Following on from my last post we actually decided to delay decorating the girls room and instead have focused our efforts this year on decorating the dining room and finishing off the “almost done” rooms, like the lounge and our bedroom.

Here are some snapshots of our work in progress…

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Lots of teenagers and lots of mess was involved when smashing up the old, cracked tile floor.
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Skirting boards off and hardboard down ready to lay the new floor.
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Hard at work on our dining room floor – thank goodness for big brothers who know what they’re doing!
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The new laminate flooring going down.
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Fresh walls, new floor and just need to find some curtains and artwork and this room is complete!
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The dining room with the addition of some new shelves, courtesy of the little brother.
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Hard at work on the next set of shelves – thank goodness for little brothers who know what they’re doing!
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A few hours later and the shelves are up and ready to be stained. Just need to source a few more pieces of furniture and this room will also be complete!
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Fresh paint, colour coordinated bookshelves and industrial style glass lighting for the hallway.
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Soft blues and greys will be the theme for this dreamy girls room, but for now the furniture is at least in situ and we’ve hung some lovely roman blinds.
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Our freshly painted room and my next Ikea hack waiting to happen.
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Finally have furniture in our bedroom and trying to decide what colour to paint the bureau? Grey or Forest Green…?
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Loving our bench and bargain curtains, just need to decide on artwork and this room will also be complete!

 

What projects have you been working on lately?

{Projects Around The Open Home} #3

With Christmas around the corner I think we’re pretty much done with home DIY and decorating for the year. This autumn we’ve mainly been focusing on the finishing touches to the lounge and bathroom as well as planning for decorating the bedrooms, which resulted in us playing musical bedrooms… again! (Blossom has now slept in all 3 bedrooms in this house!)

Here are some of our work in progress shots…

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A fresh coat of paint in the Harry Potter cupboard along with a simple patchwork hideaway curtain.
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Lots of progress in the bathroom. Freshly painted “Brilliant White” walls, Annie Sloan painted mirror and Annie Sloan tile project still in progress!
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The living room is coming together too. White walls, roman blinds, a pendant lamp and some furniture freebies too.
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Finally got some art on the walls in the lounge.
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Silencing the squeaky floorboards.
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Putting the bed back together after changing bedrooms… again!

What projects have you been working on lately?

{Projects Around The Open Home} #2

Since my last projects post summer has turned into autumn and we’ve continued to keep ourselves busy finishing off as many projects in the garden as possible. The final outdoor jobs for this year (which we will be tackling next week!) will be adding the brick edging to the front flower bed, digging up the small lawned area at the front, painting the side gate and reorganising the two sheds. We are then ready to just maintain the gardens through the winter.

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Trimming back the (neighbours) ivy and our failed attempt at explaining health and safety to a toddler.
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Goodbye rusty red bricks…
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… hello beautiful cream bricks!
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Spruced up the trellis and house trim to match our pretty potting shed.
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Freshly painted steps to coordinate with the house trim.
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Finally convinced The Husby to hack up that huge and ugly, withered plant! We now just need to decide what to plant instead.
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Loving my little olive tree.
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Death defying work as The Husby clears up above his Man Cave.
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The man cave, freshly painted and gutter cleaned.

What projects have you been working on lately?

{Projects Around The Open Home} #1

Today marks four months since we moved into our new home and so far we’ve been busying ourselves trying to make it feel like our own. These last few months we’ve mainly focused our attention on the outside of the property, figuring we can be cooped up indoors painting and decorating over the long and wet winter months. Here’s what we’ve been up to lately…

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Pressure cleaning pretty much everything.
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New flower beds.
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The new beds.
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Cutting back the weeds and playing with a new toy.
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Proof that I too get my hands dirty.
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Our attempt at land scape gardening.
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Our newly painted shed thanks to the help of a lovely volunteer.

What projects have you been working on lately?