We are finally straight at home. Hurrah! After three months without a dining table, a month without even a dining room floor and an enforced week away from home due to damp-proof work we now have a fully functional dining room. Want a little peek?
|Thank you, Shabby Chic Sarah, for your advice on spraying the mirror, it was black before!... And thank you, Cuckoo, for the egg basket/fairy lights idea... Love pinching ideas from my bloddies!|
We have still got curtains and window-seat cushions to sort but I am thrilled with the result so far. Positively skippy.
The floor is a huge improvement and having a thick base layer of concrete has really warmed the room up. We had a wood burner installed in there earlier in the year so, with a fire going and the fairy lights twinkling, the room can actually be described as cosy! Sooo happy. I have spent loads of time in there already - I feel the cold really easily so I plonk myself in the chair closest to the fire and sit reading, crocheting and sewing. I've even watched a bit of TV in there on my laptop. (One of my favourite things to do is watch TV on my laptop. We have three proper-sized tellies in the house but I just adore sticking my big headphones on and watching one of 'my' programmes on the laptop. I usually snuggle up in bed to watch it but I've also taken it into the bathroom occasionally and watched from the bath. Bliss, I tell you!) I've got loads to do at work this week and I can't wait to spread out my papers on the dining room table, light a fire and tackle my spreadsheets. Sad, I know.
Unpacking my china and organising the dresser and sideboards was a particular highlight:
I have a sorted my china by colour. It took ages but, oh!, how I loved unwrapping each and every piece. I have a cupboard full of pink china and another completely filled with cake stands. Simple pleasures...
I think that living in disarray for such a long time brought about a slight meltdown and I have been on a mission to regain order. I decided to create a 'crafty corner' in the spare room so that I can faff around with fabric and yarn to my heart's content without messing up the whole house. I bought, on impulse, a vintage teacher's desk on ebay, a pretty green chair and an oak bookcase. The husband was coaxed into helping me move furniture around the room and a new place of worship, for me, was born.
Seriously, I keep just popping into the spare room to admire my yarn stash:
....sigh happily over my labelling system....
... and open my desk drawer to run my fingers over the spools of ribbon and washi tape:
I need to get a life, I know.
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Have a great week!