Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Toilet update

So the sink is in, and the tiles have been laid, though the grouting still needs to be done.

The toilet is in as of today but here's a picture from yesterday on how it was looking.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Upstairs toilet and sink

It's day 2 on the install of the en suite toilet and sink in the "cupboard" space upstairs. Not much to see yet but the bedroom is a state as you can see, tools everywhere, and the floor is a real mess!

Sounds like it's now going to take longer than expected :( but should be good when finished :)

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Stripping wallpaper

Lucie and I were up until midnight last night, stripping wallpaper from around the electrics in the stairway, in the hope that the plasterer who's coming today will smooth these over for us, to a decorating standard.

Front Door Light

We've had an electrician in this week, as we're having a toilet and sink put in upstairs. He's had to test the house before the plumber can go ahead and he's had to rewire the lounge and stairway.

He's also installed a few lights around the house, at the top of the stairs, in the loft and a new light (with night motion sensor) outside the front door.

To-Do Lists!

These are our lists of to-do's on the dining room wall. Each on is an A3 sheet of paper, with things to do from top to bottom for each room. Feels pretty good when we cross something off :)


The picture is a little bit dark but here is the woodburner going a couple of weeks ago, with logs stacked either side of it.

It's getting a bit milder now so we've not had a chance to use it much lately.

Loft ladder

We had the handyman put a loft ladder in last week so that we can move all the bags & boxes lying around, out of the way, and give us some space. Put down some chipboard on the joists to support all the boxes.

We found Mr Pickles up there sleeping one day, and had to take him to the vet as he had got fibre glass in his eyes! He's currently on anti-biotics & eye drops :(

Thursday, 4 March 2010


Finally had one of our woodburners installed in the dining room fireplace downstairs after rain delayed the first installation.

Really looking forward to using it this weekend as it's been quite chilly here this week - am keen to see how much it heats up the house, and hearing the fire crackle.

Note to self: Get some logs for the weekend!


I have finished adding the architraving around the bedroom doors. We can finish lining the room now and putting down a layer of white paint before we pick our room colours.

We have also painted the cupboard white and I've finished the ceiling coving and skirting board beading.