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? 

 

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