Good afternoon all,
Life has been so busy lately. Things have been busy at work and then I come home and things are busy here too. One day last week I pulled 11.5 hours at work and them came home to clean my carpets.
Frankly, I live the life of an international movie star.
So, we’ve made a tiny bit of progress at the in-laws. We managed some time there yesterday to:
– Remove an inexplicable plank glued, screwed and no-nails’ed to the ceiling
-Replace above with a made-from-scratch ceiling rose
-Painted all walls in the bedroom
-Painted the bedroom door (including the edge…more on that to come!)
-Re hung the wonky ‘kitchen’ cabinet
-Got a coat of chalkboard paint on said cabinets
All in all, about an 8 hour day there. On the plus side, we sent the estate agent pictures of the house and asked if they wanted us to paint it back white. They asked us to leave it as it is, and also put the rent up £20 a month for the next tenants. We were due to have 3 viewings last Friday, but the first lot took it in a heartbeat, so no more strangers traipsing through the house. It is already starting to feel like someone elses house, though. Anyway, you’re just here for the pictures.
Depressingly, the colour on the walls IS a different colour to that on the cupboard doors, but in this pic it looks pretty much the same.
And here’s the newly-straightened cabinetry (and cameo from the Mr) drying after it’s first coat of magnetic chalkboard paint. Long way to go in there yet… As you can see, the tiles go to the bottom of the cabinets. This included the one that was lower than the others, so theres a few missing tiles where the cabinet used to be. Luckily my in-laws never throw ANYTHING away (like wallpaper used to cover a ceiling 15 years ago…) so there are more tiles around. After chipping off the existing half tiles, the wall is now ready for some new tiles.