Day Thirty-Eight

The final bits of insulation and plasterboard that can be put up before the windows come are up.  Gibby was doing a solo stint for quite a while today, it was very quiet up there.  I’m not posting any pictures of upstairs today, I’m going to just show you some bits and bobs instead.

It was getting really drafty in the hall and the bedrooms with the stairs in place but no windows upstairs.  This is a curtain to another world at the moment, and it keeps the heat in downstairs a bit too.  Amazing what you can do with a dust sheet and my grandma’s old pink woollen blanket. I’m hoping we won’t really need it for much longer.  The kids call it the magic curtain, I like that.

curtains to another world
the magic curtain

There has been a wee magic fairy leaving messages on the plasterboard too, just such a magical place beyond the curtain indeed.

fairy messages
fairy messages

Other Stuff

This old table lamp is one of those things that has always been around and I’m not even sure if I like it or it is so familiar that I can’t dislike it.  The wire was fabulous, it was two twisted thread covered cords; nice to look at but probably not very safe.  I’ve had it made safe with a boring old white wire but at least it’s not a fire hazard now.  I think I will look out for a more colourful shade or at least a neutral one, it’s not so brown when it’s lit so I’ll take my time to find the right one.

restored lamp
restored lamp

My mind has started to seriously wonder to the day when we consider decor.  In fact it has been wondering there for a long, long time since we knew we were moving here.  I ordered lots of wallpaper samples at the weekend, this one is just right, not sure where it will go but I’m determined to use it somewhere.  No prizes for guessing who designed it.

big flowers (a bit washed out colour wise)
big flowers (a bit washed out colour wise)

H came home with this today, it’s definitely a ‘keep’.  So lovely that she has had the chicks in her classroom.  Her jaggy chick is brilliant isn’t it.  Not biased me.

chick diary
chick diary

……told you it would be bits and bobs today….

This last photo is to tell you that I had the Dyson man round today and I am so thrilled to report that these two beauties actually work now so my Friday dust eradication ritual will be quicker and more effective tomorrow.  The big one’s clutch had gone (eh?) and was making the loudest most horrendous noise when you had it on.  Now it is back to its former glory, now all they need is cleaned externally from all the dust.

Dyson couple
Dyson couple

Right then, that’s the random post over, hope you enjoyed it. x

p.s. I had my 100th comment yesterday, thanks so much to all of you who have been popping in to see how the regeneration is going, I really appreciate it. Keep the comments coming, I love reading them.x

Day Thirty-Three

We have skeleton rooms now, it is brilliant to see the space divided up and the zones making sense.  The two front rooms are a good size and the bathroom seems tiny.  I’ve been in with my measuring tape making sure I can fit my wider bath in.   I can.  We need to think about where to put the sink though to allow for a rather bright mirror my husband spotted when we were looking for bathrooms.  Looking good eh?

from the top of the stairs
from the top of the stairs
bathroom
bathroom
back to front today
back to front today

These two cabinets have been upstairs and moved about the whole time the upstairs has been getting done.  They originally fitted in the space where the little toilet was, before it was installed.  They sit one on top of the other and I have them earmarked to go in the front room eventually.  I need to clean them up and they will get painted white.  Once we have some room somewhere they will finally make it down the stairs.  Nobody knows how they ever got up the old stairs in the first place.  A mystery.

restoration project for later
restoration project for later

 

 

Other Stuff

H has these permanently on her head ready for Comic Relief, funny how quickly you get used to something daft like these! RND_Boppers_140_v1_m56577569834367805Her other excitement is having 7 newborn chicks in her classroom.  She is at the back so she is keeping a good eye on them.  I was introduced to them after school today, very cute indeed.

The boys are loving playing Minecraft with pals online. Wish I understood why it is so exciting or is the whole idea that I don’t get it I wonder…