Day Seventy-Four

This blog is not as prolific as I’d like it to be, the works have nearly stopped but the regeneration certainly hasn’t, not by a long way.

lots of shelves for lots of 'stuff'
lots of shelves for lots of ‘stuff’

We had some shelves and lots of bits and bobs done on Saturday.  C and I both have our eye on these shelves in the spare room cupboard, there are 5 so we may have to do a deal.  The ensuite shower went in on Friday, as you saw, it is brilliant, it was worth all the time it took to choose it.  Now for the flooring….vinyl or Harvey Maria?

peg rails ready to paint
peg rails ready to paint

These hooks are for the upstairs bathroom. All they need is a lick of paint and we can put them up.  That makes it sound so easy eh?  I have sanded them so it shouldn’t take long once I actually get round to doing it.  The back bedroom has had some more paint but it is going slowly for sure.  The carpets should be in soon which  will make such a difference to the children’s rooms upstairs.  It is so warm up there it’s amazing, they’re pretty settled up there.  Feels like forever until I’ll move up there to join them.

the mirror turns into a light when you wave your hand underneath it. clever. C's choice.
the mirror turns into a light when you wave your hand underneath it. clever. C’s choice.

We had the electricians in today to install this magic mirror, the circle is the light, this is one of the few things we have seen on our travels that C really wanted – so here it is.  The upstairs bathroom is finished now, needs a good clean! (apart from the pegs of course, always one more thing to do).

Other Stuff

Goldfish, yum, never seen these here before so I had to get them.
Goldfish, yum, never seen these here before so I had to get them.

Here’s a random snack found today, I used to get them in Malaysia as a treat from the import supermarket TMC.  This is the first time I’ve seen them here, not that I’ve ever actually looked for them.  I’m guessing they hail from the USA.  They’re lovely.

Day Seventy-Two

Not a lot happening here on the regeneration today, the painter has done all he can before we move furniture upstairs – he’s doing the last coat once everything is up there, only problem is the back bedroom needs to finish being painted (by us).  I’ll be up there tomorrow trying hard to finish the walls.

Other Stuff

This splendid wall light was made by F today at school. I think it’s amazing, can you guess the theme, your clue is Glasgow.

Finlay's wall lamp
Finlay’s wall lamp

Got these beauties today hoping that they might grow so late since spring is eluding us this year.  I have chosen where they are going, near the summer house, just need to put them in.

love a bargain, love peonies too.
love a bargain, love peonies too.

I’ll be sure to show you them when (if) they come through.  Rain is pelting down out there so no planting today.

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