I thought it was probably about time that I give you all a little sneak peek into our home, now that we have started to decorate and get settled in. Whilst it is still very much a work in progress, we are very pleased with how it is all coming along.
It has taken a fair amount of work on the husband's part as the walls were shot to pieces, so lots of scraping, sanding, filling, more sanding, washing all before we could even start to paint.
Once again the blogging community pulled together and managed to raise some money for us as a gift. Emma of Crazy With Twins fame drove to me from Gloucester and took me to Ikea to purchase some pieces of furniture.
Below are some pictures of how the lounge and Harry's bedroom look. All either of these need now are a few finishing touches such as curtains, cushions and a table plus chairs to eat on, in the lounge. Possibly a small table and chair for Harry to have his own space for crafting, drawing etc, hopefully in his bedroom out-of-the-way. Both rooms are also in need of new ceiling lights. Whilst the ones we currently have are more than adequate, I would like ones more in keeping with my own style.
The drawers and toy chest were purchased from Ikea. Unfortunately it seems we are unable to secure the drawers to the wall due to the pipe work so we are having a think about changing the bedroom around. Clearly, we cannot move the bed. If it was further up in the room you just know that a certain mischievous 3-year-old will try to climb out of his window! We do have curtains to put up, thankfully the tab top type so we just need to purchase a simple enough pole.
The stand that the TV is sitting on was also purchased from Ikea, with the donations that Emma raised. Having never been to Ikea before I was a little overwhelmed. Next time I shall be checking things out online before deciding what I want to buy!
We also bought a couple of things for the bathroom and kitchen which both need painting. Whilst they were given a "fresh" coat before we moved in, as mentioned earlier the walls are in a pretty poor state. We figure we may as well do a proper job so further updates will be up once they are completed.
As you can see, progress is being made at our own pace. If you compare the above to when we first viewed the flat, I think you will agree that, slowly, it is feeling like home. I am sure the feeling secure at home is a large part of why I have started being more domesticated!
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