Work in Progress September 2014

Recently I've been feeling that work on the flat has stagnated.

Bedroom door and wardrobe doors installed, all waiting on painting

Bedroom door and wardrobe doors installed, all waiting on painting

Firstly this is patently untrue. Lots of work has gone on in the flat, it's just mostly it's not been me doing it. I now have doors, and the electrics are finished, and I've even managed to fix a couple of odd holes and make some shelves (with E) and install a washing machine myself (with some help again).

New doors to the Smallest Utility Room in Oxfordshire

New doors to the Smallest Utility Room in Oxfordshire

Airing shelves built from the reclaimed timber from the old airing cupboard

Airing shelves built from the reclaimed timber from the old airing cupboard

Things have happened, but without the force of momentum of the first half of the year. This is because, well, life. Laundry and cooking and washing up, and then private clients and this blog and a summer of fabulous holidays and hen dos and visiting friends with new babies.

An IKEA hack of a GRUNDTAL rail fitted underneath the wash basin

An IKEA hack of a GRUNDTAL rail fitted underneath the wash basin

I love the WiP series (and you tell me you do too) because it's great to stop and take stock of how far I've come with this project (although you might enjoy it for the snoop more than anything!). Looking back over a month shows how far the flat has come and encourages me to not be so down on myself! That's true in life as much as it is for a project like this.

And I can't complain about lack of movement anymore: this weekend the kitchen install starts! Which means we spent last weekend building IKEA flatpack and that the living room is currently covered in units waiting to go into position. I'm so excited to see it go in! Although I'm more excited to soon not be washing up in the bathroom!

Half the units, placed vaguely in their intended positions; more just visible through the hall

Half the units, placed vaguely in their intended positions; more just visible through the hall

WiP October is going to be a big one!