Where Did January Go, Again?

This time last year my post was entitled ‘Where Did January Go?’ And a year on, it’s happened again! It’s been nearly three weeks since my last post, oops. We’ve both been ill with coughs and colds, so progress has been slowed – and let’s face it, it’s hardly rapid at the best of times.

Anyway, on with the positives, I’ve had another day class on my dreaded upholstery project, amazingly though I came home and worked some more on it, I only need to put the back panel on and I’m done!

We started the grouting of the kitchen floor yesterday, which we should have done about a month ago, but sometimes life just gets in the way. Turns out grouting floors is a lot more time consuming than expected.

2015/02/img_5135.jpg As the tiles are so deep we’d half filled the gaps with the runny adhesive left-overs, this has made the grouting easier, but still takes forever. We found it was best to discount the manufacturers instructions on drying time and leave the grout for a good few hours before attempting to smooth and clean up. There’s a quick before, during and after above. I’ve pushed an 1888 penny which we found under the floorboards of the bedroom into the grout where the dining area wall meets the floor, it’s joined by a 2013 coin, the year we moved into the house.

2015/02/img_5138.jpg We’ve no idea where the old coin came from, but feels like it should stay in the house having been here so long, it’s certainly here for keeps now!

We’ve also started planning the downstairs cloakroom, viewers of a nervous disposition look away now.

2015/02/img_5136.jpg We love to travel, and this room is going to be our little adventure gallery…with a chandelier and vintage mirror. Probably.

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6 thoughts on “Where Did January Go, Again?

  1. Love your penny find and embedding your own symbolic coin in the building. When the foundation was finished for our conservatory Charlie and I scratched our cipher into the wet mud of a corner. Once the framing was finished it is unseen until the house falls down. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

  2. I love the idea of the coins. I, too, feel more like a “steward” of my house instead of an owner. I wonder who will take over when my tenure is up?
    That bathroom looks like a fun project! Good luck … and I hope you are both feeling better!!

  3. I can’t wait to see your upholstery project!!! Your bathroom will be a dramatic reveal as well when complete :0)! Sounds like you have great plans for it… wishing you good health for the rest of this year! (… and always!)
    Smiles!
    Terry

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