WiP July 2014

At the beginning of the month I finally moved into the flat! No, it's not finished but the bathroom and bedroom are liveable and it was time. Since then Life took over (new babies, weddings, first visitors, the usual stuff!) and there has been not much blogging time. It's not helped that I still am waiting on my broadband to be connected - tomorrow! Yay! And not a moment too soon as my mobile data ran out this morning. Boo!

The fact that I just started watching Breaking Bad has nothing to do with it. Definitely not. (I've just realised I'm living in 2008: poor broadband and old TV shows!)

So this is a WiP post, but now I get to do before and after comparisons. Whoop! Here we go:

Bathroom before

Bathroom before

This also gives us a chance to review my improving photography skills. Actually, lets not, huh?

Bathroom after

Bathroom after

Bathroom before

Bathroom before

There are maybe half a dozen things that need to be done: big mirror, skirtings, towel rail, that pink needs to come off the windows too.

New Shower, and that tiling

New Shower, and that tiling

Oh, and doors. There's a general lack of doors in the flat at the moment.

New bedroom doorway, with the dogleg wall

New bedroom doorway, with the dogleg wall

Bedroom before

Bedroom before

Wardrobe doors and regular doors. All round lack of doors.

So nice to have my bed back too

So nice to have my bed back too

Bedroom before

Bedroom before

Bedroom to-do's includes skirting boards to the new wall, curtains (there's a certain romance of being woken up by the dawn, but it wore off pretty quickly!) the pink paint again. And some pictures would be nice, but that's a ways away.

Mahogany Georgian bow fronted chest

Mahogany Georgian bow fronted chest

Obligatory IKEA sheepskin

Obligatory IKEA sheepskin

All these minor jobs pale into insignificance in comparison to the living room, which is still a building site/materials store.

Living Room, still a building site

Living Room, still a building site

Apart from the part that is my "kitchen." Who am I kidding? The kitchen is part of the materials store; the "worktop" is going to be additional wall cladding in the final kitchen. It's basic, but it seems to be working and it's been fun experimenting with microwave cooking. Last week I made an amazing kedgeree (if I do say so myself), better than I've ever managed on a stove top. I'll probably do a post on that in a bit.

Kitchen: microwave, kettle, DAB, fridge. What else do you need?

Kitchen: microwave, kettle, DAB, fridge. What else do you need?

That will have to wait however. Next week I HAVE to paint the living room. No excuses. Otherwise the whole thing starts to slip and I'll still be living like this in October!