WiP May 2014

I've been so busy working on the flat that I've been very lax at documenting the progress so this Work in Progress is entirely consisting of (frankly pretty crappy) iPhone photos. My sincerest apologies. I promise to make it up to you soon. But the flat is coming on a pace. It's getting exciting!

Most of the tiling on the walls

Most of the tiling on the walls

The bathroom walls and floor are now tiled and I'm grouting this week.

White walls!

White walls!

Urgh, setbacks

Urgh, setbacks

When I applying the trim around the shelf recess I managed to chip one of the tiles. Urgh. Take off all the trim and break out the tile and replace it. At least now I know how to replace chipped tiles, that's a life skill (with limited application).

The bathroom painting is also mostly complete. Or it was until I started grouting and now it needs a load of touch-ups. Grouting is really messy. And time consuming. Or I'm just not very good at it yet. So the rest of the bathroom bits have been ordered and should be fitted in a couple of weeks time!

Bathroom floor in progress

Bathroom floor in progress

And all the tiles down. I ordered juuust enough, phew!

And all the tiles down. I ordered juuust enough, phew!

The bedroom is also painted and the electrics are in. No doors yet (anywhere, but it's only me . . . so it should be OK . . . ) it's also nearly there. Except for doors. And curtains. And removing the paint from the windows. And carpet. And skirting boards. You know the trimmings.

Fresh, soft, grey loveliness. And the first house plant

Fresh, soft, grey loveliness. And the first house plant

Doors to follows under another cover . . .

Doors to follows under another cover . . .

So to further that cause a little I went an picked out my bedroom carpet this week. It's going to be pink! I never expected to pick pink. I don't think I've picked pink since I was 6-years-old. But I love it and I'm so excited to see it fitted.

Possible fancy marble tiles for the bathroom window sill

Possible fancy marble tiles for the bathroom window sill

Pink carpet!

Pink carpet!

The big announcement: I am intending to move in at the end of the month. Once the bathroom is functional, and the bedroom has carpet, I'm going in. No curtains, no doors, no kitchen not withstanding. Crazy some think (mostly my parents and Mr. E) but I want to be in already. I keep having this thought "I want to go home" and I do go there, but I don't stay there. But soon I will, even if that means sleeping in an eye mask and only eating cold food for a month or more.