Sunday, October 26

Orgnisational and Pattern matters.

It's the 27th tomorrow - arrival of the plasterer! Phew! One last job to do today and that's a second visit to the tip with the old carpet.
So.....27th Plasterer...later this week the radiator and bedstead are off to be sandblasted and painted...3rd November - decorator....17th November wardrobe arrives.
One thing I have tried not to do is clutter the other rooms in the house with stuff I've cleared - so once the plasterer has left I will make sure the other rooms are back to normal....then I can start on Jon's study. Tomorrow I will arrange the date with the plasterer and go from there.

Whilst looking on-line I noticed Next have some bargains in the clearance section - so I snapped up some curtains for £25. I have just ordered another pair - same price and have this space.

This is my O and P contributions for ABC Wednesday - which I missed last week as we've been so busy - celebrating 20 years of Jon's business - 2 business network functions, helping a friend get sorted with some hens and sorting out the room! Whilst my theme has been the garden I haven't had time to be honest - but the curtains are a botanical theme so that's good enough for me!

Thursday, October 16


This was the first room we decorated when we moved here in 1991. We had a dado rail fitted but to be honest we didn't get the height correct.

Our house was built in 1956, an ex-Police house. The 50's doors were replaced with your average colonial doors still popular today. Last year all the doors were revamped by re-positioning the handles and door furniture. They were also painted white.



Landing before.....

and after.....
the door to the left of the photo is the second bedroom. Door to the right is 3rd bedroom, Jon uses this as his office/ to be tackled.

I must admit I look at any doors now as I feel with such a design the handles have to be in this position. Strictly speaking the dado rail should be around the same height as the handle and ours are too high. If they had been in the correct position we may have considered keeping it, but the room needs re-plastering so we are removing it and going for the same style we have through the rooms we have revamped.

The wallpaper has certainly aged - stains have started coming through from the original wallpaper paste but 20 odd years is good going.

Yesterday I was looking at wardrobes and measuring up - hence the various scribbles on the wallpaper so I could envisage where the wardrobe would fit.

In the end I went with this one from Argos. The dimensions are Height 2060mm Width 1490mm and Depth 580mm.

Reduced too to £183.99 - Delivered Tuesday November 18th.
I want the room to be clutter-free because after all the view is what it's all about!

Wednesday, October 15

Nearly there!

I have more or less sorted the second bedroom. The filing cabinet is being collected on Friday and a set of shelves is awaiting collection.

The pile of L.P's and a box of single records is in Jon's study awaiting his sorting - I feel they are destined for the loft.

I have a box of stationery miscellaneous items to sort - which I can do at a later date - it's not urgent.

I have 2 small shelf units which is the maximum space I have allowed for my craft and sewing paraphernalia.

I will start stripping the wallpaper tomorrow. Jon is working some of the weekend so I aim to have the room stripped as soon as possible.

I am keeping my teddies - after a wash today they are currently drying off!

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