Okay, so here it is. We did infact finish it the day after the last room entry but I have only just got round to posting the photos! We are very chuffed with the results and are already using it to its full potential!!! In fact I am writing this now ensconsed in my chaiar at my newly positioned desk!! Dave has bought himself a new, huge, office chair so has buttocks cushioned on clouds! Ahhh! I have the old cast off chair but I'm just glad I have a chair and desk at all now!!!
Dad came in a successfully put in the skirting board and also relaid the white carpet that we removed, into the upstairs bathroom, to replace the manky green one. The bathroom now looks great, like having a whole new one!!
Seriously, check it out, give it a go, you have to click the objects in the right order to make the cube come to life...
Very frustrating but very addictive...
I was dreaming cubes last night!!
We also, as you can see, through the power of image manipulation, we also got the border up to. It was easier than I thought it would be, although it did keep peeling off the wall when I was trying to line it up properly! I looked like some kind of Mr. Bean episode, running round the room trying to catch it before it all fell off! - It all fell off! - It really is a pretty border though, the dark purple bit are all velvety and the flowers and edges are rasied silver, umm... stuff!
The hardest part was cutting the boards to go around the radiator. Once that was completed it was just a case of cutting the boards to the right length for the room. Dave got stuck into that, he was the Development Department and I was the Measuring Department! I also doubled as Technical Support (I held the wood while he cut it!) and we both branched into Fitting! But it paid off, three hours later and we had a brand new floor and it looks great! Just need the skirting boards put back on and the new stuff added, dad is coming to do that this Friday, or possibly Saturday. When he comes he is going to bring at least one of gran's old bookcases. I can't wait to get it all set up as an office! And, as an added bonus, we are going to put the old office carpet (white) into the upstairs bathroom, to replace the old one (green). It should lighten the whole room up, bit too much wood, bit dark!
'Call in the clean-up crew!'
The wallpapering is finished and I am pretty chuffed! For a first ever attempt at putting up wallpaper it doesn't look half bad! There are places where I have learned for the next time, but that's to be expected!
I finished the day covered in wallpaper paste, not sure why today I tried to paste myself but there we go!
As usual we have the 'What's it look like now?' photos, so here they are..
As you see its not looking too bad! Have to start the floor, which we will do tomorrow. Then just the skirting board to do....
'It looks like enough, but maybe it isn't, I bet if its not the shop won't have any more, how much extra did we buy again?'
Well, as usual I have pictures, you can kinda see the difference, the wallpaper is cream, and so are the walls in some places! But I assure you it is different...
Okay, it was another day of decorating today. I managed to get the wallpaper off of all of the walls. Had to soak the undercoat but it was peeling off extremely easily, a lot more easy than I had expected it to be! Dave has done the remainder of the polyfilling so, apart from the cleaning of the walls we are ready to get started on the wallpapering. Hopefully I will be able to start on that tomorrow, the sooner we get it done, the sooner we can get the office made up again. I am quite looking forward to it, I love decorating, cos you are left with a brand new room, so much potential, its like having a new house, or getting a present!
'Nice dungarees!! Well, I felt I had to look the part! I'm just impressed I managed to take a photo of myself!!!'
'Monty tried to help but he's not really sure what's going on!'
Well, we finally got started on the office. Dad took the old wardrobe out on Friday so today was spent buying wallpaper, which we have never attempted to put up before. We then made a start on removing the old paper and filling a few of the holes left in the wall from the removal of the wardrobe.
So these are the before photographs, some of them show the wallpaper off, and some show some of the lining paper off aswell. We'll have to see how it goes and how it improves! It should do, new walls and new floor!
I haven't been on the boat in ages so it was a nice change and treat for my birthday!
I got some great presents including a doughnut maker from David, so we have been playing with that all day today! It is surprisingly good and has made some really lovely tasting doughnuts!
David has even been booked then and there for next year's Hogmanay and for a Wedding Anniversay party!! Great stuff! As usual, yes, I have pictures!!!