Friday, 8 February 2019

Two Steps forward and Three Back..

Or at least that's how it feels at the moment. We've had another leak from a fractured pipe, its the same length of pipe as the first one but further along.  So once again the floor has been dug up and new pipe inserted.  The plasterer was plastering the kitchen when it started so it was damage limitation until he finished.  The new plaster and the water damage from the leak is drying slowly. The pipes will need lagging and then screed put back in place.  We will have to make sure they are scrupulously clean so that no sharp aggregate punctures the pipes.  






The upside is we have 4 rooms almost completed. Two bedrooms, en-suite and dining room.  I still have boxes I need to search through for some ornaments I know I have, and are needed to make the rooms more homely.  I'm after a couple of teal coloured cushions for the guest room bed.  I don't want to pay more than £6 each. Hubby has a rewards club account through work and we are fortunate enough to get money off lots of different companies, Dunelm, Ikea, Argos, Boots, Asda, Sainsbury's, Wilko and many more. The discount is between 7%-10%.  Occasionally there is a special deal with a much bigger discount.  All the bedding came from Dunelm and the wardrobes from Ikea. I was very lucky with the duvet set for our bedroom as it compliments our existing minky coloured bed that we just couldn't afford to discard.   It was only two years old in December and cost £1500 but its a beautifully comfortable bed. The towels were in the Argos sale 2 for £6 plus the discount meaning they were a bargain.  

I reused some plaster frames I had and applied new colours to match the room using old tester pots.  I'll be upcycling some lamps I have for the dining room and hall. I visited a second hand furniture store last week as I'm looking for a small side board or console table I can use in the dining room. Again I don't want to pay for new. He said he has a warehouse locally I can browse in so I'll be taking a look later today.  I'm also looking at Gumtree and the local Facebook selling page in case something suitable pops up. 

The kitchen has been delivered and so the next stage begins, lets hope without any problems. Bye for now. Tx










17 comments:

  1. It all sounds quite exciting. Sorry about the leaky pipe but the bedtoom looks lovely.

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  2. It looks so lovely, fresh, clutter free - a good job done well!

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  3. It looks beautiful. We have re-done two bathrooms and a kitchen and the brand new waste on all three have been faulty and leaked so had to be replaced. So dispiriting xx

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    1. Yes it is dispiriting but you just have to carry on, don't you. The kitchen is next.

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  4. So sorry that you had another leak in the pipe. Your newly done rooms look great.

    God bless.

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    1. Thanks Jackie, I'm praying it's the last of the leaks.

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  5. Hi Tania, it is really looking gorgeous, love it all, I hope the kitchen fitting goes well, I know you can't wait to have the kitchen sorted. x

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    2. I'm sort of looking forward to the kitchen but its more technical. We've already been building units while waiting for thec plaster to dry. Its heavy work because they are large. Goodness knows how we are going to get a couple of the big units up onbthe wall! I bet they'll be done swearing.

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  6. The rooms look stunning. Modern and comfortable. I like the way the colour scheme unites the rooms through the house too.
    I hope the kitchen isn’t too much of a faff. I always find it the most inconvenient room to decorate.

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    1. It will be painted white initially. I won't introduce colour until ive seen the units and flooring in place.

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  7. The leaky pipe is not nice but how well you're getting on with things. It looks a lovely, restful, calm home, absolutely gorgeous!
    xx

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    1. Thank you joy. When I walk into the bedroom it's like walking into a seaside chalet, it's lovely.

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  8. What a shame about the pipes but the rest of your house is looking wonderful - I love those square bay windows, they throw so much light in the room. Hope you find more bargains.

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