Monday, 22 June 2009

We have decoration!! ... 1 week till move in

I'm SO chuffed this week ... even though I don't suspect we've done as much as previous weeks it feels like we've come a long way.

My aim was to have the bedroom decorated before we move in this weekend. A tight deadline as I am away some of this week and we need to take a few days to actually move everything from the flat to the house.

I rubbed down all the skirting and frames etc, painted them and the ceiling white. Wow, what a difference (I think you can see the cupboard doors I haven't done are still dirty cream compared to the frame in pic).

Next job .... papering. Dad to the rescue!! Father's day and he's putting up wallpaper in our bedroom. Reza's mum took over and 12 hours later the lining paper was up (there's so many corners in that room with the fireplace etc). It's not perfect but mainly because the walls are so terrible. When we return to the bedroom to decorate again we'll probably take the plaster off and have it all re-done. I'm so excited to get it painted - it's going to be a rush before the weekend with Mon/Tues/Wed all taken up with other things. Also bought a new light for a bargain £26.99 which really brightens the room up.

Piccies piccies .....

What else did we do this weekend?! hmmmm

ooooh my new garden furniture arrives!!! We look super posh now and it was a bargain at £34.50 from Tesco. The only problem is I need to put it away every night in case of rain grrrrrr

Reza also put the first coat on the front door and some new locks. Now we actually have 2 sets of keys instead of working out who's going to be there first and who needs the keys etc etc.

Other stuff ..... now we're shorlty moving in we thought it was sensible to get some appliances. Reza did a brilliant job of plumbing in washing machine and dishwasher in one evening. All we need now is a cooker!

BIG ewwwwwwwww next. The sink wasn't draining properly so we 'poked'?!! a bit of copper pipe from the outside to where the waste came into the kitchen. Basically what came out was a massive sausage shaped, long bit of gunk!!! No wonder it didn't drain. That mustn't have been cleared for years and years. YUCK!! Just be thankful I don't have a pic of that.

Reza also ran the new hot water to the old bathroom (confusing?!) and Mum cleaned both that and the toilet so they're half respectable for when we move in. Got some lino for the toilet floor and it looks like new :) (ish!)

Stevo's room also needed new skirting boards so decided to buy new ones rather than repair the old. We thought it wasa great idea as they didn't cost much but it was pretty tough to get them on and then fill in the nail marks etc and sand down. Several hours/days later ...

Plan for this week is to paint the bedroom, undercoat and paint Stevo's skirting boards and paint his ceiling. Move flat stuff over to house. Have another BBQ?!!

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