Ikea hack! The PAX system…

Something I’ve been SO excited to put together, is my dressing room! Who wouldn’t?! And I decided to go with the Ikea PAX system. If you’re not familiar with this, it is a modular system, with lots of different internal options, and can be designed to suit your requirements. It can be a lot ofContinue reading “Ikea hack! The PAX system…”

Week 86 – Second fix almost complete plus Crittall samples!

Wow, another milestone…we have light upstairs! And Eddie, the electrician, is almost done! Maybe just a few more days than we are good to go. And the cinema room really is taking shape; these small diamond spotlights are SO twinkly!! And the lightsaber wall lights finish it off a treat! Great advice from Claire atContinue reading “Week 86 – Second fix almost complete plus Crittall samples!”

Week 83 – Microcement! Plus underfloor heating, flooring and more samples..

Happy new year!! We’ve certainly had a busy one, and are edging closer to the finishing touches! And, I thought we were pretty much done with light decisions…no such luck ha! We actually recently changed our minds when it came to the living room ceiling light…we were going to go with a large vertigo pendantContinue reading “Week 83 – Microcement! Plus underfloor heating, flooring and more samples..”

Week 81 and 82 – Happy Christmas!

Well, we certainly had a busy couple of weeks with flooring and lights! Eddie, the electrician, set up some of the circuits, and as I drove up to the house from work, it was so strange seeing light and so exciting!! Plus we have been able to take the scaffolding down, now that updown lightsContinue reading “Week 81 and 82 – Happy Christmas!”

Weeks 78 and 79 – More flooring plus guest bedroom architrave!

Week 78 was a little quiet, given that the electrician has been held up on other jobs. So, just some more flooring and light deliveries! These ones were out of stock for a while, but luckily, they were available again, phew! And they are the plaster lights mentioned in previous posts..we had only ordered oneContinue reading “Weeks 78 and 79 – More flooring plus guest bedroom architrave!”

Weeks 75 and 76 – Lots of flooring plus more painting and the first of the lights!

Lots more painting this last couple of weeks! We are almost there now, I’m so over painting ha! It’s just so messy, I can’t wait to have a good old sweep up and a tidy..and put away the paint brushes…and the sprayer! We actually did the walls of my dressing room and our bedroom withContinue reading “Weeks 75 and 76 – Lots of flooring plus more painting and the first of the lights!”

Plaster up down lights…

I love these lights, the Astro Kymi 300 Indoor Wall Light in Plaster. They look so sleek and it’s great that they can be painted to suit your wall colour! And in our case, we’ll be having two on this wall… And, after a couple of coats of the same paint (Charlotte’s Locks Farrow andContinue reading “Plaster up down lights…”

Week 73 – More paint spraying, white paint samples..plus go big or go home….!

And so, this week we finished all the undercoat painting, and we used Express Coat by Valspar from B&Q. This one can be used on fresh plaster and doesn’t need watering down, always a bonus! The downstairs took around 4 hours for 110 metre squared which isn’t bad going at all! I do love thisContinue reading “Week 73 – More paint spraying, white paint samples..plus go big or go home….!”

Week 72 – The paint spraying has begun..plus staining wood and another light!

It is so strange to be at a stage where it is down to us and the progress is actually ours to control…mu ha ha! And it is quite simply, based on how proactive or lazy we are feeling on any given week ha! And so this week Andy’s been sanding more of the unfinishedContinue reading “Week 72 – The paint spraying has begun..plus staining wood and another light!”

Week 63 – Site Progress! We have floor insulation..

Oh my goodness..there was a lot of insulation delivered this week! And it was certainly a workout bringing it all into the house in case it rained! And if you live in England you never know when there’s going to be rain regardless of the time of year… And even though it is lightweight, it’sContinue reading “Week 63 – Site Progress! We have floor insulation..”