Sunday, 23 May 2021

Wallpaper Up, and Boxes Cleared

 

The wallpaper in my new bedroom is up and I love it.  

The decorator has done a brilliant job, you can't see or feel any of the joins and the match is perfect.  The colour soothes my soul ... exactly what you want in a bedroom ... and it and the kitchen cupboard doors will be the accents for the whole annexe.

The tape on the floor was there to see if I could fit a double bed and two bedside cabinet in, now that plans have changed the tape has been pulled up. There will be just the one bedside set of drawers and a small double bed to give some more space at the other side.


Talking of bedside drawers ... the hall back at the flat is looking very cluttered, so yesterday we took three of the biggest boxes to the annexe to start getting things up. 


Two of the boxes contained these.

I was originally going to have a chandelier in each of the two rooms, but I just couldn't find any that I loved enough so I changed tack and found these lightshades instead.  I'm thrilled with them.


And while Alan put new fittings and cables up for them yesterday, 


I oiled the bedroom door.

Just look at the difference one coat of the Linseed Oil makes, it brings out the beauty of the wood wonderfully.  A very satisfying job even if it was a bit too much for my poor old back 😢


With the tape gone off the floor and the light shade up the bedroom is starting to come together nicely.


Door finished, and the living room light fitting also installed by my very handy hubby.


While he had the ladders here and was getting used to working at full stretch he decided to take down the bathroom light fitting and add a much longer cable for me, so while he did that I gave the lightshade a really good wash.  It turned out it was cream coloured not the dirty mustard colour we thought it was!!

Once that was done we put up the new mirrored bathroom cabinet, which at the moment is the only storage in there.  Luckily it has three good shelves with lots of space for toiletries.

A good few hours work and it's coming together with the simplicity that I love and that I had hoped for, but I'm paying the price today.  Time for a rest on the comfy upright chair, a few cups of coffee and a good film methinks.  

Sue xx



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  1. It is all looking fab. Hope your back improves soon. It must be so frustrating when you want to get on with things.

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    1. It's coming together all at once, if I was up to full speed it would be even better :-)

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  2. Really lovely choices. I'm enjoying seeing it come together.

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    1. Thanks, it's good to chart the progress for me, which of course it means you all get to see what's happening as it happens.

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  3. Its all looking beautiful, Sue, the wallpaper is absolutely fab.

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    1. Thanks, yes I love it, it's very calm and quite understated but in such a white room the colour really sings.

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  4. It's all looking very good but watch that back even though it must be annoying not to be able to get on with everything quickly.

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    1. Thanks, I'm trying to every little job means a couple of hours sitting down to recover, so I guess I should be doing less 'little jobs' ... haha, but I'm not usually a sitter so it's very frustrating.

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  5. It's coming on well and you sound very satisfied with it all, which is the main thing. What colour bedroom carpet are you having?

    I went to my Chiro last week as my back and neck were out - money well spent, and a great chat as always! I have been decorating since and now my shoulders are saying ouch, but that is down to muscles which haven't seen much use during Lockdown!

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    1. As all the floors are so beautifully tiled I've decided to just have rugs in all the appropriate places. A large one in the living room that will cover most of the floor and smaller ones in the bedroom at either side of the bed and perhaps at the end too. But I'm holding off from buying them until the furniture is in place and I can see what I need. The colour will be something Pug coloured ;-)

      I have a physio appointment next week so I'm looking forward to that, things are too sore to do anything with at the moment.

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  6. Looking absolutely wonderful Sue and I love the bedroom wallpaper.

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  7. Everything is looking great. Storage in a tiny space is critical. Wish your back problem would resolve. Seems it is lasting longer than it should.

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    1. I was warned my back would take weeks, if not months to recover. But I'm an impatient minnie so it already feels like an age!!

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  8. It's looking calm, fresh and soothing. You're doing great - hope you're resting up now.

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  9. The wallpaper is lovely. So calm and pretty. Doesn't absorb the light, rather it casts a softened glow to the room. Shades are brilliant, and as you said, the linseed oil on the doors really enhances the wood. Can feel your happiness and excitement growing each day.

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    1. It is brilliant to see it all coming together, yes it is calm and pretty isn't it :-)

      Alan is getting excited too now as the decorators and plasterers are in his place with his kitchen going in today, it's looking good.

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  10. its very satisfying seeing it all start to come together isn't it? it all looks great so far x

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    1. It always seems sooooo slow at the planning stage ... and then suddenly everything happens at once, which makes all the waiting worthwhile.

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  11. Coming along nicely, a small double bed will be fine
    I am sure.

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    1. It's all I need, and it will mean a double duvet and bedspread will overhang nicely.

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  12. Loving those lampshade and the colour for the bedroom is so restful.
    Briony
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    1. It's a lovely gentle shade of green isn't it :-)

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  13. Sorry about your back but the place is looking lovely. I hope you feel better tomorrow.

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    1. Thanks, small improvements some days and then massive setbacks on others, but it will recover eventually and that is the main thing :-)

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  14. Really gorgeous wallpaper, Sue. The lampshade goes perfectly with the birds on the paper, it's like white feathers!

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    1. Well spotted ... I wonder if somewhere in my brain I 'saw' that, I know I was smitten with the lampshades as soon as I saw them, but I wasn't actively thinking about feathers.

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  15. Its all looking very exciting and has made me realise how different our lives will be too when we move from this large 4 bedroomed Victorian villa to a 3 bedroomed bungalow.. We'll miss the walk in pantry and large lovely bathroom, but we're looking forward to having more time to enjoy ourselves. We're leaving a 130ft x 45ft garden all flower beds, raised veg bed, fruit trees and woodland area to a small grassed area and a hedge. It will be different and we haven't actuswlly seen it only a video done by my son. But its where we want to be so it will be fine.

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    1. I moved once without seeing the flat I was moving into, not even a photograph. It was quite an adventure as I'm sure your move will be too :-)

      It sounds like we are doing something a bit similar as we are moving from 5 acres of pasture and woodland with my huge growing space and polytunnels to a house with a tiny back garden, which until recently was all stone and decking. My gardening style will have to adapt hugely.

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  16. What a transformation already! The place will look lovely! Great choices!

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    1. It's all coming together at last ... phew :-)

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  17. Everything is looking so beautiful Sue. I love the wallpaper and those light fixtures are perfect! Bit by bit it is all coming together. I sure hope your back gets better soon so you can enjoy settling into your new home!

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    1. It's a good time of year to be getting all these jobs done and moving into a new space, I cannot wait .......

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  18. Exciting changes and Alan is looking very slender!

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    1. Yes,. he's at his lowest weight since his boxing days!!

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  19. For the better you couldn't find the right chandeliers, those are beautiful.

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    1. Serenity would be a good name for your new place.

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    2. You're right it is very serene isn't it, but the new name links it to my past love and passion ... and I have the plaque made ready to go up after the exterior painting is finished so I couldn't change it now ;-)

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  20. It looks fantastic, a real haven of peace and tranquility.
    Take care of that poor old back.
    xx

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    1. Thanks, yes 'poor old back' sums it up nicely, I feel 90 :-)

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  21. It looks lovely, Sue, I really like the lampshades. Thanks for showing us all the steps, it's nice to follow your progress. I hope your back is feeling a bit easier today x

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    1. Thanks. It's good to have some photos for my own record so the blog is a perfect place to share them. You'll all be getting fed up soon ;-)

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  22. Lovely peaceful colour scheme.

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    1. It really is, it feels calm the minute you step in ... even though at the minute my living room is filled with the boxes and packaging from Alan's kitchen units.

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  23. So exciting! I have to say, I was studying the picture of your bathroom and wondered at the placement of the towel rack. Then I realized I was looking at a mirror which was on the other side of the bathroom.

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    1. Haha ... yes it's a tiny bathroom so there was no way of not getting a reflection of the towel rail in it's raised position above the bath :-)

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  24. Oh wow Sue, so much work has been completed already:) Absolutely loving your bedroom wallpaper, lights, new furniture and doors♥ It's going to be such a perfect tiny home and I'm sure you cannot wait to be moving in and at this rate hopefully it won't be too far away:) I'm so sorry to hear about your back, feel much better soon xoxo

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    1. It's nice to see things racing ahead after all the planning. We've owned the properties for 9 weeks now and yes we both can't wait to be in, hopefully it will be within a month ... although my kitchen might be being fitted AFTER I move in.

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  25. I do find it funny that the dirty mustard lampshade is clean cream.

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    1. We both had a laugh when we saw what a quick wash did for the shade, and then once I scrubbed at it it looked great. It was originally so high up though that I don't think it had been cleaned since the annexe was built six years ago, now it's lower it will be kept a bit cleaner ;-)

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  26. Everything is really looking lovely and so airy. The door is gorgeous.

    When you have it all complete, you should seriously consider doing a YouTube minimalism house tour.

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    1. I'm loving the doors, and the curtain poles I bought match them perfectly ... a happy coincidence :-)

      I might do a walk through film to show you all once everything is in.

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  27. It all looks lovely, you have very good taste. The doors have come up really well. xx

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    1. Thank you, the doors take the oil so well don't they. I love the oak.

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  28. It's really taking shape and looking lovely. Loving the lampshade and wallpaper. Do you have a date in mind when you'd like to be in?

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    1. We are hoping to be in by the end of June. My bed arrives on 29th and the tenancy on the flat ends on 16th July so that is our hopeful end date.

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  29. Your choices are so carefully thought out. It will be perfect. I love the way that wood grain 'pops' when finish is applies, and your doors will match with your new furniture finds perfectly.

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    1. It's lovely to watch wood come to life as you feed and stain it isn't it. So much better than having painted doors when everything else is white.

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