Monthly Archives: June 2013
We’ve had an exciting delivery from Farrow and Ball!
Amongst the delivery was all our paint for the dining kitchen. Here’s what we’re having:
So, whilst it’s fair to say we looked away when we paid for this little lot – we’re confident it will totally be worth it.
The colour scheme may not be to everyone’s taste (“Grey? Euggggh” was one reaction) but we’re really excited by it and reckon it’ll look both classic and contemporary, allowing accent colours to stand out but not dominate.
And the best bit, we only have to wait a couple more weeks to find out!
EDITED TO ADD: Want to see how this turned out? Sure you do! Head on over to this post to find out.
It may not look like much, but this is the cunning master plan:
Now the space is opened up we can finally begin to imagine what it may look like.
Day 2 has seen new pipes under the floorboards as well as prep to lower the ceiling above the kitchen end.
Our biggest project has started! Having returned from a much-needed break in Corfu we set about clearing the utility room:
And then the lounge, which looked immediately better as soon as the dark red carpet was ripped up (and duly freecycled!):
We then took the opportunity in the empty room to measure up for the dining table we’re having made.
The next day, it was all change as the (already false) wall came down pretty quickly:
Out came the mouldings and the fire surround:
Now, it’s no exaggeration to say that when this was all done and tidied up for the day, we just stood in the space and repeatedly exclaimed, in a soap opera stylee: “Oh. My. God.” (and some choice expletives).
We really hadn’t been able to visualise how it could look and just how huge and cavernous it feels, let alone how lovely and light it would be.
So, that’s what 14 by 30 feet looks like. Who knew?!
We suspect the changes over the next few days will not be as dramatic, but can’t wait to find out.
We’re now incredibly excited about realising our dream space, a tiny bit apprehensive that what we’ve chosen will all come together but, above all else, very pleased with ourselves that we were able to spot this potential. (We’re just not thinking about the cost………..)
“People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.”
Iris Murdoch, author and philosopher
Since the weather has (finally) been getting warmer we’ve been enjoying watching what’s appearing in our garden because, of course, we had no idea what was lurking beneath the soil.
So, to have all these things just bursting into life is great, especially as we’re really not that green fingered. Who knows, maybe when we’ve finished with the house we may discover a new passion…..