The Living Room – Revisiting the list

It’s been a year and a bit since we came up with our original to-do list for the living room, deciding that it’s a good idea to have a project sheet for each room so that we know exactly what we want to do. We might not move very fast but at least at a snail’s pace we do make progress so I thought it might be fun to check-in and see how we’re doing:

The List

Replacing the windows
Fixing the damp above one window
Filling or replacing the window sills where cracked
-Removing the carpet
-Checking out what the floor is like underneath, replacing if needed (wooden)
-New skirting boards
Redesigning the fireplace, installing a log burner or equivalent
-Picking a secondary colour scheme to go with the grey, thinking teal or lime or orange
-Choosing wallpaper for the alcoves on either side of the fireplace
-Getting some floating shelves for the left-hand alcove and picking a unit for the bottom
-Choosing a TV/media unit (I hate wires and seeing all the different boxes/players etc)
-Removing the artex on the ceiling
-Installing extra plug sockets
-Choosing lighting
Selling OH’s remaining sofa on Ebay…currently taking up all the bay window space!

Well seeing it like that and realising only 5 items have been completed makes me feel that we haven’t done too much BUT it’s already looking heaps better than when we moved in and I didn’t include having shutters fitted on this list for some reason so really it’s 6 items crossed off.


Next to do will be replacing the artex ceiling and adding downlights instead of the central pendant we currently have and we still don’t know what to do about the walls. There is paint over wallpaper over paint but the condition isn’t too bad. I’m sure when it comes to it though we’ll probably end up stripping it all off and replastering because I’d just always know otherwise that we’d taken a shortcut and not finished it properly. Time will tell!

Do you make lists to keep you on track?

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  1. August 22, 2015 / 10:27 pm

    Those shutters look absolutely amazing!! x

    • Lins
      August 24, 2015 / 9:22 pm

      Thanks lovely, they’re definitely cosy in this miserable weather!! X

  2. Lucy
    August 26, 2015 / 7:46 pm

    Agree with Donna, they look fab 🙂 Interested to see how you get ion with getting rid of the artex ceiling, we have a few glorious varieties that we hope to sort out one day x

    • Lins
      August 27, 2015 / 11:30 pm

      Well that’s probably the first project for this room for next year since we’re done now on the house for 2015 – no more money! We’ve got Artex in the living room and dining room #minging X

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