House Renovations Update

We have had a bit of a set back
in our house renovation, we had the front repointed hoping to improve the
condition of the brickwork but I am not quite sure what has happened, whether
it’s the extremely bad weather that we have had lately but rain is back seeping
down the walls in the living room and the boys playroom!

It can really get you down at
times; you make one tiny step forward then seem to promptly make five bigger
steps backwards… this house has seen me cry far too many times when I come over
all emotional that we will never get a handle on everything but then I remind
myself why we bought it and try and focus on the positives! I promise you there are some.

So hubbie and I have decided to
focus on the things we can improve and until we can get the bigger issues
sorted will have buckets to catch everything else and count down the days until
the sunshine dries out the house again!!! 
Instead we shall commence with project dining room at the moment, full
steam ahead! It’s a relatively water
tight room (will I live to regret saying that, I hope not!) so a good place to
continue with the renovations.

We had considered a log burner there but have decided to
add that elsewhere so we can just get the plasterwork sorted more cheaply, have
the room skimmed, repainted, new flooring AND then our new table can get pride
of place. It will be such a novelty
actually having a proper chair to sit in; usually I get the short straw and end
up with the garden furniture! So I have
been looking for inspiration with regards to dining furniture from Danetti, I fancy having a bench for the
boys and their friends along with plenty of chairs for everyone else. I would choose natural wood, as I want the
room to look effortlessly stylish! 
Although it does mean I am putting the boys on a crafting ban, I don’t
now glitter, glue or paint anywhere close to the table we eventually pick.

It will be great when the room takes shape at the
moment people look visibly surprised (or probably shocked explains their
reaction better!) the room looks quite like it does! But we made a start and actually probably left it worse than it
initially looked. Presently the walls
are a mixture of colours, white, green and vivid red from different sections
we have scrapped the paint off! If you look closely you can see in the picture some of what I mean.

We made a couple of favourable changes like getting rid of the suspended ceiling. Now the room height is in keeping with the other rooms in the house.

We got rid of the fireplace surround as it was very dated, when its plainly all boxed in it will be much more agreeable at the moment it just looks a mess, gone but untidy! I would show you a picture but if you think this looks bad the now picture is MUCH worse…

might not be experts in home interiors but hopefully 2016 will see some

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