Monthly Archives: April 2009

Floor sanding & some colours

First thing Saturday morning, Adam headed out and rented us a barrel sander & edge sander. The floorboards in our livingroom were pretty decent quality, so instead of cladding them in laminate we decided to strip them and varnish them. The results so far are ace, the wood’s a lovely antique pine so it’s come up as a honey colour full of knots and ripples.  We’ll be varnishing it some time soon :)

floor sanding

Floor sanding

floor sanding

Also, you can see the green (dulux taragon glory 5) we’ve picked for the lounge in the photos above, and here are the colours we’ve picked in the two bedrooms (ocean clear b&q colours, and dulux amethyst falls 2… my small studio room is still stuffed full of things, but that’s gunna be yellow!).

master bedroom

back bedroom

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Bank Holiday Weekend House Progress

Wow, so this is only about a week late :/ My bad. Last weekend we got TONNES done in the house (it was a bank holiday so we had friday/saturday/sunday/monday to ACHIEVE). By tonnes I mean the majority of the rooms wallpapered and painted =) It’s actually starting to resemble a use right now, which is epic. We also felled the last of the gross tree’s in the garden (now, now, before you say anything, we’ll be replacing them at some point with easier to control fruit trees). Without further ado, have some photos…

kitchen

wallpapering

new toilet

ZOMG new toilet! We had to go on an epic journey for this toilet after B&Q in Huddersfield LIED to us about them having some in stock, losers. Anyway, we finally got one and now it works so we can pee and all is good. It’s the only thing in the bathroom right now, seeing as ikea didn’t have out sink cabinet and the people we bought the bath off might actually be fraudsters. Fun times!

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Current Living Disarrangements

I’ve told you that Adam and I are currently camping out in my parents study, right? Well, here’s ‘home’. It’s cosy, if hella messy… at least we have a big TV :) I’ve added notes to the photo on flickr so you can more understand the disarrangement.

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House Rennovation: Plastering progress

Last weekend work started on the plastering in the house. It started of as one of the hugest nightmares in the history of the world, ever. We had to move all the furniture that we’re storing there out into the garden/driveway. Jesus. Lugging sofas downstairs is NOT fun. SO anyway, we ended up with two double beds, a sofa and a bunch of bookcases stuck out on the drive way and back lawn for most of the day, and then started trying to store it in the garage, the greenhouse… hell, anywhere!

outside

Gah! anyway, the plasterers got a bunch of work done in their first day, and on Tuesday they completely finished! And, wow, it’s like a completely different house. The kitchen has a whole new ceiling, and the wall where the old electricity meter was (that’s been moved outside now!) is super flat :D:D Can’t wait to start putting the kitchen in over the bank holiday weekend!

plaster

The hallway and stairs have been plastered too, and if you’ve never touched freshly dried plaster then add it to your ‘must touch’ list because it’s the smoothest thing known to man. Honestly, plastering must be a most satisfying job in the world… making something so FLAT!

boiler

Strange things exist in our garden at the moment, including old boilers, rubble and dead birds on pieces of glass. This was found in the greenhouse, on a glass shelf. Must have been there quite a while.

bird

Big update later this week with photos of all the work we got done over the bank holiday weekend. We actually started painting walls :D! No kitchen building, yet, though.

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Everything & the Kitchen Sink

Oh man, I think this is a pretty geeky thing to blog about. But I’m gunna do it anyway. One of the favourite things we got for our new kitchen is… the tap! We weren’t going to get a tap at that point, but because Ikea gave us such a sweet deal (spend £2000 and we’ll give you £200 back) we figured we’d add it to the cheque.

HOVSKÄR black kitchen tap, ikea

The tap is quite a ‘statement’ piece, being that it’s bloody huge and industrial, and I loves it! We’ve gone for the black version, seeing as our counter tops and flooring are also black. We have a black dining table, too. We’ll be adding the tap to our wonderfully huge sink (this baby measures around a metre long, you know).

Boholmen sink, Ikea

And if you wanted to know the bright, impact colour we’ve gone for in our new kitchen… here it is…

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Auburn falls #4, from the Dulux colour range. We’ll be accessorising around this colour, too. The rest of the palette in the kitchen in black and white (white cupboards, black counters & floor). Next week I’ll show you the dining area :)

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