We must catch up more…

Blogging has been erratic at best over the last couple of weeks, I guess we’ve been busy doing rather than recording. This post should bring us bang up to date, so here’s a quick checklist of our recent antics…are you sitting comfortably?

1. Hung the acorn birdhouse in the apple tree, god love Anthropologie, though it strangely feels a little less special now it’s in London.

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2. Hung the doorbell at the tradesmen’s entrance.

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3. Pondered buying these lights for the kitchen from Ebay. Any thoughts?!

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Until I saw these today I was dead set on these prismatic shades from Artifact Lighting (beautiful products) but now I’m in two minds… Decisions, decisions!

20140427-183026.jpg4. Planted a LOT of herbs, we had these old sinks from our previous properties. The garden won’t get too much attention this year, so it’s slowly turning in to Pottsville…we need a little prettiness out there!

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5. Bought a garden bench, currently proving popular for visitors to the kitchen.

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6. Found more printing blocks in the garden, this time cottages and map elements.

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7. Finished window frame, these show it from both sides, the arch cubby hole is now my favourite part of the house.

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8. Rough plastered all downstairs walls, covering damp proof and rewire damage. Next stop skimming.

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9. Replaced the bay window board. It was previously a nasty patterned Formica.

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Who could resist this 70s floral effort?

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It was a two-man job to replace it.

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It’s now base-coated MDF. Much lighter and makes the best of the window. There are paw prints on the paintwork though… I wonder who did that?!

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10. Spent another seven hours on the ceiling rose, can you even tell?! I’m on a mission to finish this next week.

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11. Fitted the ceiling extractor fan above the hob. Quite pleased as it creates a bit more of a divide between kitchen and dining areas. I’ll like it even more when it works.

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12. Searched, and searched, and searched some more for some bar stools, these are the current forerunners.

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And with that, I conclude this week’s changes…see you next week!

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10 thoughts on “We must catch up more…

  1. You’ve been busy! I love that Artifact light and its beautiful cloth cord. I think the ebay lights are interesting … but maybe too mod for your kitchen? Also love that garden bench. What are the swoopy drawings behind the bench and the couch under the arch?

    • I just can’t decide, they are on Ebay from China, so can’t realistically return them if I don’t like them when they arrive… Quite a chance to take! The swoops things are just texture in the rough plaster to make the next coat stick, so I’m told!

  2. 1. Love the copper pendants — very kitcheny. Will I be able to see them from my seat in 2. the arched cubster? 3. I need me a “tradesmen’s entrance”. You have the best stuff. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

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