Saturday, 29 November 2008

Finally started painting the living room

Today I had a go at painting the living room its first coat. It's quite a daunting task and I didn't do as much as I thought I could. In fact I only did 2 walls. But they look good :)

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

We're still here...

I haven't posted in a while, but that's because we've been having some time off from the DIY. The bathroom is going to be started to be fitted on Monday, so hopefully lots of pictures of the progress of that.

I'm going to start doing some small jobs in the evenings again as I feel ready to DIY again.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Tap replacements have arrived in shop...

Wow that was pretty quick. We only phoned yesterday, so I'm pleased with the service there. Fingers crossed there are no more scratches.

Monday, 17 November 2008

The bathroom arrived today...

Newly painted bedroom 2 is now a bathroom storage room:

We also got our taps, shower and waste, but surprise surprise, not all are not perfect so I need to call up and get some new ones delivered.

Colin boarded up under the stairs:

Friday, 14 November 2008

Bedroom 2 - nearly done

We used Matt Calico paint because we got in cheap from B&Q. I think it looks like a very very pale magnolia. It's a good starting point for the room. Tonight we plan to get the curtains up and start moving furniture in there. For those not in the know, carpets will be done at the end of the entire project, so we're looking at another 6 - 12 months before it gets carpeted.

In the left hand picture you can see our bodge job at hiding what was once a piece of glass above the door. I think it looks OK for now. Needs another coat of paint and maybe a bit of sealer around the edges where my plastering skills haven't quite come up to standard :)

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

New Radiator

Our new radiator arrived for the bathroom:

We painted bedroom 2's looking nice and white:

And I couldn't resist this cute piccy:

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Busy day for me

I've been busy today. First new pictures of the living room. It's drying out nicely I think.

I painted the ceiling in Bedroom 2 and sanded the skirting board ready for a coat of paint.

I filled in the edges of the filled in bits above the doors (where the glass was).


As I had the paint out I got a bit carried away and quickly whipped white paint around the kitchen. It looks a little cleaner now :) I also took the disconnected plug socket out and filled it. It needs more filling before I paint it.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

More piccies of living room...

Ooops. Looks like I have dirt on my lens. Oh well.

The following is to show Colins handy work with the boxing in of the radiator pipes.

A little update

I didn't write a lot yesterday as I was just itching to get the photos up and then needed to get some sleep after being ill all this weekend....awwwww

Anyway, we have a plumber booked in for 1st December. He will be plumbing and tiling, so hopefully before Christmas we will have something that resembles a decent bathroom.

I ordered all the bathroom bits today. Unfortunately we're unable to have a recessed shower valve, so I'm having this:

There were other options, but I can't afford them.

I'm trying to win a radiator on eBay, it's a discontinued one which hopefully I can grab for a bargain. If not then I'll be off to the local plumbers merchant to order one quick.

These are the taps we're getting:

Monday, 3 November 2008

The plasterer turned up

The Bathroom

New wall added.

Living/Dining Room

Befores and afters after the first day of plastering: