Hunting for our beds

It’s the end of half term and we’re back home having left the house for a week. We had to be out of the house so that the electricians could have free access to do a complete rewire of the original house. It has mostly been done and the plasterers have made good a lot…

Light fittings

I was really pleased to get all of the remaining light fittings that we need from Argos in their current 25% off all lighting sale – just in time for the electricians arriving on Monday. The whole of the original house is being rewired and the disruption is going to be so extreme that we…

Painting the vaulted ceiling

We took the day off work to celebrate our wedding anniversary and spent it painting our new master bedroom. It was strangely nostalgic – reminding us of the time just after we were married when we were decorating our first home together, and a good chance to chat. The ceiling is now painted – we…

Would you like to fly in my beautiful balloon?

This beautiful paper lampshade is in the design of a hot air balloon. It is very easy to fit as it simply clips onto an ordinary light bulb hanging from a pendant fitting. The light fitting makes the most of the vaulted ceiling. Using an LED bulb means there is no danger of the lampshade…

Being told off by my printer

Being told off by my printer for not turning it off properly! (House has been full of electricians turning power on and off to fit new fuseboard) Hoping it’s not bad news on the electrics. They don’t look ancient – the plug sockets etc all look modern but it hasn’t been touched in the 17…

Painting the pink bedroom

We used eco-friendly paints from the Earthborn clay-paints and eggshell ranges. The colours are Tutu (pink), contrasted with white. We didn’t realise that we had an outdated paint-card when we invited our daughter to choose her favourite colour for her bedroom, and only discovered when we came to order that Tutu is no longer part of…

Is it a port-hole?

No it’s going to be a sun-tube – piping natural daylight down to the kitchen. Our daughter is disappointed not to be getting a porthole in her bedroom!

First Fix

First delivery at 7.30am this morning (luckily builders were already here to see to it), then First Fix – so I had to decide locations of all plug sockets, light switches and radiators as well as which light fittings and where. I have just been climbing around the extension with the electricians deciding where plug sockets,…