I don’t know where the last six weeks went. I especially don’t know where the last six days went. Actually, that’s a lie – I definitely know that three of them were spent drinking with friends so…that dramatically decreased my productivity and is why I’m classing this as a Sort-of Reveal. Things definitely aren’t finished and, as I mentioned way back at the start of this One Room Challenge journey, some things I’ve just had to work with because replacing them wasn’t in the budget.
I toyed with kind of quitting and not posting this “reveal” after a mini disaster last night meant I couldn’t get the coffee table I’ve DIY’d finished, because the room really does look weirdly bare without it but I’ve sucked it up and this is where I am this morning. Literally. I ran around trying to quickly take some pictures in my pyjamas this morning!
So yeah, it’s not finished finished, but it’s looking a heck of a lot closer than it was six weeks ago! Continue reading “ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | WEEK SIX: THE LIVING ROOM REVEAL (SORT OF)” →
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I’m taking whatever positives, in terms of living room progress, I can this week. Remember how I’ve been saying that the plasterer was coming on May 2nd and how I was worried that was cutting it fine for the ceiling to dry out sufficiently to paint before the reveal? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahaha. Guess who didn’t come on May 2nd… *insert more hysterical laughter*.
Continue reading “ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | WEEK FIVE: PAINT + A PICTURE LEDGE = PROGRESS” →
If you’re visiting for the first time, welcome! Here are the links to catch up on Week One, Week Two and Week Three.
This week, rather like last week, feels like not an awful lot has been accomplished. I have repainted the door into the living room, tackled a little re-upholstery project (in a totally amateur way!) and built a piece of furniture I’m actually super excited about – but looking at the room nothing seems any different. Last week I talked about my frustrations in feeling like a lot of the work needed to wait until the plasterer could come (bring on May 2nd!) and how much of that work could I actually accomplish in a little over a week once the plastering was done.
I decided that this week I was going to pick up a couple of paint samples and finalise my choice of wall colour, after deciding I should just bite the bullet and paint the walls and hope they didn’t get too marked or bashed up when the ceiling was being skimmed or the coving installed. That turned out not to be as simple as I thought. My living room is the trickiest room in the house for lighting. The half of the room near the window is light and bright pretty much all day while the areas near the bookcase wall are somewhat…cave like? It’s dramatically darker at that side of the room and the light never really reaches those spots. I picked up two sample pots – but I’m not sure either of them really work throughout the entirety of the room so it’s back to the drawing board. I’m going to be on a mission tomorrow to pick up a tester pot of each of the colours below to see if any of them would be suitable.
Continue reading “ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | WEEK FOUR: BLUSH PINK WALLS” →
If you’re visiting for the first time, welcome! Here are the links to catch up on Week One and Week Two.
This is one of those weeks where you feel like zero progress has been made. In reality, I know that I have done some things that will help towards getting a finished room by the 11th May (hopefully…still keeping my fingers crossed on that one!) but, truthfully, the room looks pretty much exactly the same as it did last week and that feels a little… deflating?
When we left off last week I’d completed the bookcase wall – which I adore – and had an electrician round changing the ceiling lighting from two oddly placed fixtures to one centered on the fireplace (also adding in some plug sockets on a wall that had none). I’m completely smitten with the light fitting I picked for the living room…
Continue reading “ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | WEEK THREE: PLASTERING PROBLEMS” →