Sunday, 22 January 2017

New linen cupboard

 So, I had a plan that I wanted to turn the old wardrobe in the laundry (that only had hanging space) into my new linen cupboard. Makes sense having the linen in the laundry instead of the kitchen area as it previously was.

Here is the old linen cupboard which was over flowing:

 And this is the wardrobe in the laundry. I needed some space for the ironing board and vacuum cleaning as well as the sheets and towels.
 So in a few hours, Dave whipped up this for me.

 The ironing board and brooms can fit on the left and the vacuum goes under the bottom shelf.
So then the old linen cupboard as empty and ready to be extra pantry storage. Which with 3 kids was very much in need.
Old linen cupboard turned extra pantry space

Now my pantry
And the old pantry now has breathing room.
 Feels like a breath of fresh air to have room in the cupboards now. Also, I put all the kids snacks and cereals down the bottom so they can make their own food when required. No excuses!


Monday, 5 December 2016

The couches!

I am so thrilled!!

You know how sometimes you picture how things will look, then after some time you forget and then doubt yourself. Well I was worried that the new couches wouldn't look good. I shouldn't have worried as they look even better than I expected.

The material colour blends so well with the blue of the bookshelves and the blue above the fireplace. Here is a close up of the fabric. It is called navy but has a woven texture.

The comfort level is crazy. They are so easy to sit on and firm enough that you can still get out with ease. Will be great for my Mum when she comes. The kids love lying on them and they are so big that even Dave can lie down and still have some feet space.

The rug is pretty standard, but again looks great in the room. The kids said they liked how it felt kinda bumpy under their socks. I don't even fancy putting cushions on them I kinda like them plain, but we will see.

Oh and here you can see the finished drawers and handles on the built in TV unit.

So happy I found these couches. If anyone is interested, they are called Grand Lodge by Freedom.


Sunday, 4 December 2016

My drawer handles are installed

I feel so bad for Dave. He thought that installing the drawers handles (all 14 of them) would be simple and take him only 1 hour. Instead, once he looked at the drawers, he realised that there was an issue. I wanted the handles at the top of the drawers, however this meant that they would hit the drawer carcass on the other side. So he had to take off every drawer front, drill the holes, counter sink the screws, attach the handle then reattach the drawer front to the carcass. So more like a 3 hour job.

But by the end of Saturday morning they were all done. I think they look marvellous and just like I imagined.

I will take a more distant photo once the room is set up. Because, tomorrow, the new rug and couches are being delivered. Woo hoo!