Over this past week, I should either have been finishing painting the spare room OR tackling another weekly mini-house project. But as it happens sometimes the other jobs get in the way and with a full-time job plus running DaisychainBaby I can’t always fit in as much as I want to (although there is an exciting project in conjunction with Wayfair that has been taking some of my attention too, take a peep at my Instagram feed for some preview pics).
So instead this is a mini post with a little catch up on the office which we started renovating back in May 2014 and is almost, finally finished (this is why the house is a 20 year project, it takes us a long time to get stuff done!). We’re just waiting for the shutters which should be any week now and a couple of bits for the wall and then it will be done, done, DONE and I’ll do a proper little room tour.
For now, here’s a catch up! When we moved in, it looked like this. 1970s woodchip wallpaper, a green carpet. One electricity socket. Technically this is the 4th bedroom and there was a bed in here. There’s not enough room to swing a mouse let alone a cat.
Then we got fed up and decided to renovate it. Which involved stripping the walls, which took us both pretty much an entire day and pulled off all the plaster work.
Eventually we got the room re-plastered and extra sockets added. We needed a new floor too but because I’m me, this meant the skirting boards had to come off too (I refuse to even acknowledge the existence of beading, I will never let a floor be laid if it’s not finished properly. Anal much? Yes!)
Then, finally, it looked like this and I did a little dance of joy. I started to see what we could achieve with the entire house if we just persevered and did projects when we could afford them.
And now with the new windows and our furniture in, it looks like this – from a dingy cramped old-fashioned tiny bedroom to a modern, stylish his ‘n’ hers office. There’s just enough space for a little desk each for us so it’s perfect. There’ll be a lot more piccies once it’s finished but it’s definitely love. Sometimes I just open the door as I walk past and peep in 🙂
What projects are you working on? Does it take you forever to get things done?