Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Decorating Fever

As ever during the summer holiday, our house becomes a satellite branch of B&Q, Wickes or Homebase...... you choose!

This year, before the holidays began, I rashly decided to decorate Harry's room as he had not had it done (other than a little lick of emulsion) since being a baby.  Then Hannah jumped on the bandwagon and decided her room was far too babyish for a 20 year old.  Finally the main bathroom began to leak, causing damage to the hall undergrowth it, so this also need attention.

The upshot of all this is that we have spent 3 weeks on 3 rooms, Harry's is done, Hannah's is almost done but the bathroom.... that turned out to be a total disaster once the floor was up.....shot pointing at the front of the house let the rain in, a sloping floor meant that any water gravitated to the same point, rotting the joists underneath; all in all a much more difficult job than we (note the use of the royal we there, as Kevin is doing the work) anticipated, involving removing the bathroom suite in total, pointing the front of the house, new joists, a new floor, tanking, retiling, painting, laying a new floor and replacement of the suite.  Needless to say it is still unfinished.

I feel bad that I haven't helped much in the bathroom from hell, but I am up to my eyes in paint instead... so not much crafting going on here sadly.
docrafts Creativity magazine
On the crafting front, keep an eye out for the new DoCrafts Creativity magazine published on the first of September, you might see someone familiar!

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