Day Seventy

Day seventy and my 100th post too. Tonight’s the night the front two bedrooms will be used for the first time.

Have a wee peek at these to see how we’re looking today…

H's cupboard door handles
H’s cupboard door handles – new today
new look bannister with cap on
new look bannister with cap on
roman blinds installed
roman blinds installed
The bed ready for H
The bed ready for H

This is an old bed which, funnily enough, was in almost exactly the same position in the house before the regeneration.  It’s a bit 1980’s at the moment – it’s due a wee regeneration of its own, either white or pale blue.

F brought this little train carriage for H from his school trip, very sweet of him
F brought this little train carriage for H from his school trip, very sweet of him
F's cupboard door handles
F’s cupboard door handles
corner of F's room
corner of F’s room

The rug is not staying, it’s just there for now until the carpet arrives.  Not sure how long that will be.

My lovely boy F is home from camp – he had a great time.  His new room is ready for him tonight which I’m really chuffed about, I promised him it would be.  H is nearly beside herself about sleeping in her new room, bet it takes her forever to settle up there.  The front window blinds are up but I’ll need a makeshift cover for the Velux  windows which are right above their beds.

We’ve had the underfloor heating connected upstairs and it is lush to have warm feet, it would be amazing to have it in the big room at the back, so toasty.  The bannister is looking good now after much deliberation about whether to use the caps or not.  We did and I like them.

Wishing you all a great weekend, I think we’re going to try to get a bit of the chaos sorted and we have a school eco-fair to go to tomorrow which should be fun. x

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Day Sixty-Nine

Quick update – I feel like we are getting somewhere.  The only person working on the regeneration today was me, a little painting in the back bedroom and patch filling in the front ones.  We are going for the children being upstairs tomorrow night without carpets, we’ve got a bed frame up there already and the other one is going up in the morning. I’ve ordered blinds for the Velux windows in the bedrooms and bought some blackout Roman blinds for the actual windows.  Upstairs will be inhabited again.  I have high hopes for progress tomorrow, my wishes are for the underfloor heating to be connected and the handrail finished.  I’ll let you know how it goes. x

Day Sixty-Eight

day 68.2 001The painter has been busy again today, the stair walls have had their first coat of paint along with the banister (which is not finished!).  You are being lured into a clean, white, calm world when you look up to the skylights, it is just lovely. Much better than the guddley, dusty mess down the stairs that’s for sure.
That’s it for today, I’m off out with the dogs now, it has been such a lovely day here in Edinburgh. Hooray x