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


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

Day Forty-Three

Doors and bathrooms have been high on the agenda today.  Getting the bathroom bits and bobs sorted just takes ages.  Glad to report I’ve ordered tiles, loos and a sink today.  Good.

The doors upstairs need to be chosen.  Ideally I would get exactly the same as the downstairs doors made to match but that would be pricey and every penny counts at this stage of the regeneration.  There is a search on for the best match to the downstairs doors, off the shelf as it were, we’ll see how it goes.  The other door issues involve choosing where the new door in the front bedroom will be and whether the old bathroom door will do size regulation wise – the good news is it will be fine, phew.

The plasterers have been doing their stuff above the stair, they had an elaborate plank, ladder and baton scenario to reach all the way up there beside my lovely skylights.  There is another smooth and delightful curve at the top of the stairs, it looks superb.

looking up from the bottom of the stair
looking up from halfway up the stairs

That’s all folks, off to play with my new gadget.  It does begin with an ‘i’.