Coving & Carpets

The coving is up.  Jamie came back yesterday afternoon and put up the coving for us.  It has screw holding it up overnight so I couldn’t paint it last night.  However, I got up at 7, took out the screws and filled in the holes and gaps with the decorators caulk.      

I managed to get the living room painted before Ian the carpet man arrived. 

 Everything was cleared and he and his friend started work on the stairs.    There was nearly a problem as the bottom step was loose but they managed to fix it.    

The grey wasn’t what we set out to choose but we are really pleased with how it looks.  The hall feels huge now and so clean. 

 The same colour is in the garage room and works really well.   
For the last 6 months the living room has changed from a living diner to storing all the extra furniture, being a temporary kitchen  and recently a very dusty room waiting for the carpet as the old one clashed very badly with the new red wall.    Today it has been transformed.  The dust is all gone, the settees have been washed down and feel clean to sit on, the glass on the TV unit is gleaming and the windows and fireplace cleaned.  E and I now sitting enjoying the space.   

 Just need to paint the hall coving and the last of the skirting board and then bring the rest of our things out of storage. 

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Almost there….

We are still painting the skirtings and door frames, as these things tend to it has taken us longer than we thought.  Only three more stretches of skirting and the bit behind the fridge to do. It has been worth taking our time as it is looking fab. 

Our dining table stayed in the house throughout all the work and almost came out unscathed but it had a black mark that wouldn’t wipe out and a bit of the leg was chipped. I decided at the weekend to sand it down to smooth the chip and get rid of the mark. Mark was sceptical and almost put me off but armed with some fine sandpaper and some Danish oil it has come up looking like new.   

I have been unpacking boxes and enjoying washing everything and finding places.  Loved finding our fish plates which were my great auntie Nancy’s. Now that they are washed we need to remember and use them the next time we have fish.   Now that what we have stored in the attic is almost sorted we can start bringing more back from mums and Colin’s. 

The carpets have arrived and are being fitted on Saturday morning so that will make a huge difference and allow us to use all rooms properly. 

We have had a few quotes for blinds for the big windows at the back. Much as we love the light now that is getting darker the houses behind are too close and we are like a goldfish bowl.  They have now been ordered and get fitted on the 22nd.  My plan now is to make Roman blinds with the fabric I saw when the building work started for the other two windows.  Just need to decide if I can get away running the fabric the other way to save having to have a join in the middle?