Monday, 19 March 2012

Getting there slowly

I feel very lucky to have a few hours this morning before work to myself to write a blog post. Things are so hectic here but progress is being made. The big re-decoration of  the house has started, the worst room the living room which was Cranberry is nearly finished (2 to 3 coats). It has been a case of  case of clearing one corner painting it moving everything back them clearing another. I can only describe the process as similar to a puzzle. The one which you have to move an object from one corner to another by moving lots of other pieces to get there. I have done quite a bit of packing too. I have also started the re vamp of some of my furniture. For a while now I have started to dislike my mexican pine pieces. It was great 11 years ago but everything changes eventually. The move has given me the push to transform several pieces to a shabby chic apperance. Thankfully we have the lock up where the pieces are now be stored and worked on. They are all being painted in chalk paints which is so lovely to work with. Some items will be distressed others left, it depends on which room they are going into in the new house. I will have some photos later.

There are fabric, wallpaper and paint swatches all over the place as I am hoping to have a few weeks before we move in to redecorate the new house. The only annoying thing is I cannot find a cranberry wallpaper that I totally love so I will probably have to paint the wall again, which is fine as it will still look gorgeous and cosy. The house is not a new house but a builder has completely gutted it to a very high standard so all we now have to do is making it cosmetically pleasing. After living in married quarters for most of my married life this is so much fun. We still have a few more months to go but I feel like I still have so much to do. 

Its is my first anniversary of blogging and I have to say I am still so surprised how well the blog has been recieved. It has totally exceeded my expectations. I have really enjoyed getting to meet lots of other bloggers who I find very inspiring too. Here is to another fab blogging year.


  1. You have a lot of your plate! It's going to be a big year again for you but this time in a really good way... a new house, new beginning.

    And congrats on the blog birthday. It's sometimes tempting to give up blogging, well it is for me, but I'm always glad I get through the temptation to quit and keep going. There are so many really lovely people who blog.

    Very definitely, here's to this year!

  2. Super new home - such fun to plan. We've just moved from rented to rented but this new home has colour and cosy quality carpets. Makes such a difference.

  3. How exciting! Cant wait to see your progress photos as you go along.
    Dont overdo things though - you have forever to decorate!

  4. Happy blogiversary!! May there be many more years of blogging! You do sound like you have been mega busy with the revamp :o) Scarlett x

  5. Happy anniversary! I hope you are going to share some photos with us of the revamp!

  6. I was reading posts today and thought I haven't seen your name lately!!! I think you are very busy painting!!!! Well..I hope it's going well...can't wait to see all you've done!!!!

  7. Oh can't wait to see photos!!! Fliss xxx