Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Hello from bay window land!!

Here it is then the house that we fought for!! Nothing monumental about it - very ordinary and very ours!!

Well I am finally sat in my newly painted kitchen - Ringwold Ground Estate Emulsion - is on the walls but not above the kitchen cupboards yet - thats tomorrow. We had a deadline today as the new table and chairs were being delivered between 4 & 5pm. so we were in Homebase when it opened clutching my discount voucher ( you need one for F&B paint!!) got New White for the paintwork and we will use that all over now 'cos its a nice cream.......??

Anyway here we are merrily cutting in and rollering when the phone goes - can we deliver at 2pm? Yes I said that is fine - HELP! We decided to concentrate on the main areas - hence the painting tomorrow 'up top'. I was just washing the floor when they arrived dead on 2pm. Ladies it is lovely - it is so long since I bought something that someone had done and not me and hubby. Its lovely and very well finished - here is an advert for them - Mary O'Brien Pine in Stokesley. They will make anything you want and paint it - they spray it with pigment so the finish is awesome. I still dont know whether I should have had Cooking Apple Green chairs - the cream chairs are a bit loud - should I have gone for a darker cream - anyway never mind I love it.

Now I need some oilcloth to go over the top of it for workaday days. Looked on ebay was surprised how much it was. Fancy Sanderson Rose and Peony or Willow Bough minor - rang my local shop and its cheaper there, and I can check out the LA Erin and Polka dot but it needs to match the base of the table. COMMENTS WELCOME AS I DONT DO DECISIONS VERY WELL ANYMORE!!!

Have been watching dressers so I can buy one for the corner of the kitchen that will become my little 'vintage heaven'. They are mostly north of here up to now which means a courier at £40-50, so I need to get one cheap to make it a bargain!
Well here in bay window land we are all very happy - the gas central heating is bubbling away and keeping us cosy, what a difference having lashings of hot water. Daughter Kate has announced she is intending to rent with her fiancee shortly - I am happy about that because they will find it very hard to live together and its better they find out if they can do that in a rented place. The trouble is I am sure she will come back (twice before!) so there is no point in moving David into her room...............
Remember the issues with moving well I could write a book about my hassles with N Power but will do that another day and this is a happy blog without solicitors or buyers or sellers...........
We now have a new flat roof and are £2k lighter which was my carpet and flooring money! so needless to say after having the heating fitted we have floorboards everywhere, but at least we will decorat now whilst they are up. With just the kitchen paintwork to do that is one room done. Tomorrow Alan will sand down in the new understairs loo (my favourite room for its convenience!) we will emulsion that - was going to put up some olvely bin end paper but as I havent found any yet it will be emusioned for now. It has window into the utility which will be blocked up tomorrow and little shelves inserted in the recess. If you imagine it was the pantry underthe stairs originally and the window would have looked on ot the drive but the garage and utility are there now. My utility now has shelving down the side of the tumble dryer and fridge and all my loo rolls, cleaning stuff, polish, cool box etc are resplendent on them I love it. I put the clothes on the airer in there and the sun comes throught the velux and dries them. There is now a door into the garage from there as well which means I can pop in there with my recycling etc. It is slowly coming together - the seller hadnt plastered the wall when he pinched the utility space off the back of the garage so the other wall is breeze block but I see it as a perhaps a nice duck egg laundry room. The shelves are all bits of wood we brought with us but Alan has made them nice and deep and they will be painted the smae colour as the walls eventually. We might tongue and groove it first to save all the plastering. We used the metal uprights and vrackets for ease and couldnt believe how much they had gone up in price. Alan reckons his B&Q trips are never less than £20 a go - he tries to buy on Weds as its 60+ day and he gets 10% off.
I shall endeavour to take pics of the table and chairs tomorrow, right now I am off to have a cuppa and bed. So night night to all...................xx


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I don't think your house is ordinary, I have always loved this style. I am not always very good at dating houses, is it 1950s? Your new kitchen table and chairs sound lovely, infact something which I would like, we have had ours since 1986! Your current and future plans all sound good, you won't know yourself when everything is finished. I'd love a utility area, maybe I shall get one, one day, and room for a dresser, the wishlist goes on. Anyway good luck with everything, and hope to see some more photos of future progress very soon. x


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