I feel I have been neglecting you lovely readers but please bear with me, we have been busy, busy, busy painting, sewing and fixing panelling to get our boy’s bedroom moving in the right direction. We are finally making progress and I thought I would pop in with a very quick update including a few ‘sneak peeks.’
Hubby and I have now finished painting the walls. The colour is just perfect. I’m so pleased with it – and it’s not often I like a paint colour as soon as it goes on, I usually have a complete crisis of confidence and think I’ve made a big mistake!! Of course, the bargain price of this particular paint has made it all the more appealing. (It’s this one from Wilko.com and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the paint, it is so much cheaper than other brands, the testers are only £1 and we were not at all disappointed with the quality.) #notsponsoredjustlove
The faux wood panelling is installed. We just need to do some caulking and then get painting. I absolutely can’t wait to see the finished article, I think they are going to be exactly what I was hoping for. To read the post where I talked about my love for panelling and see some of the inspiration, click here.
We are also forging forward with sourcing accessories for the room and now have a light fixture, lamp, rug and a few other details to add some character.
Mum and I have been busy making amazing striped curtains – I am SO pleased with how they are looking! They’re not quite finished yet and they were not the easiest curtains to make but they were worth every minute of effort and have come in waaaaay under budget which was a great big bonus!
Unfortunately, having been assured that our carpet would be ready for installation within a couple of days of requesting it, we have been told that we have to wait until 13th October before there are fitters available so that’s a bit of a blow. Especially since our son is currently boxed into his bed on three sides by stacked furniture and boxes!! Oh well, I suppose he will be all the more grateful for the new-found space when we finally do move him in!
Here is the list of ‘to-do’s’ as it stands today. Not too many things left now!…
Order Carpet Order / Buy Paint Order wood for panelling Order trim for panelling Sell wardrobe and chest of drawers Paint remaining chest of drawers Sell guest bed and mattress Move desk, bedside cabinets and bookcase into new guest room Remove curtains and curtain pole Remove picture hooks Fill holes from hooks and curtain pole Fit ‘faux’ panelling Paint walls
- Paint panelling
- Paint door and skirting
Order/make new curtains Order rug and accessories
- Hang curtain pole and new curtains
- Have carpet fitted
- Move bed, desk and bookcases from our son’s current bedroom to the new one
- Swap contents of wardrobe and storage cupboards between old and new bedroom
- Hang pictures
Ah, that was satisfying! We are planning to get all the panelling painted before the end of the weekend and then we will just be waiting for carpet installation day *jumps up and down with excitement* Is anyone else tackling a DIY project that has been taking FOREVER this weekend? I would love to hear about it. Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your news and updates.
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