Monday, November 06, 2006

Our New Bedroom Photos

Finally, after 11 months, I got my 29th birthday present! Hurray!! To see the before photos scroll down a few posts. Steve spent two days painting, and he was exhausted afterwards. The ceiling had been painted in a disgusting peachy glossy vinyl paint before, and it took 3 or 4 coats of white to cover it. That's what almost killed Steve, painting the ceiling. The walls were a breeze compared to that. Anyway, I went for mineral mist in the end, but also got the willow tree colour for the hallway, stair and landing, which we haven't started on yet. The bedroom looks twice the size now that the cluttering wallpaper is gone. I've had to take several shots because I couldn't get it all in one photo. Let me know what you think, comments are always welcome... (I'm putting small images on to save space, but you can view them larger, as always, by clicking on them).

We have moved the bed which makes room for a kind of little reading area now. It seems more spacious this way. I got the wall hanging picture from Matalan for about £8. Now all I need to do is get a new bedspread to match the room (that old duvet set is well past it's best anyway) and some curtains, and then it will be all finished.
As always it's been a busy week. Sam was off school for half term break but has gone back today. This week is going to be completely packed. I think it's one of the busiest weeks that we've had planned for a long time. On Saturday we will be running Hannah and David's engagement party, and there is positively heaps to organise for that, so it's going to be work, work, work this week. As well as that I've been invited to see the Scissor Sisters in concert on Wednesday night, with a friend, tonight Jude has Brownies, tomorrow night I have to attend a drama performance that Sam is involved in through his school, Thursday night is belly dancing, Saturday night is the party, I'm not sure when I'll get to breath, but that's ok. It's all exciting fun stuff anyway.

Well, that's it for now really. Here are a few photos from our week...

Could this be the ugliest parsnip in the world? We grew it and eat it in a pumpkin soup this week.

Luke finally decided to wear the pirate outfit that he got for his birthday.

Sam and Luke called me to 'take a photo for the blog' of this Luke sandwich.

Luke sits on the doorstep eating melon whilst Sam and Jude try to fly a kite.
It wasn't a windy day so they had to run up and down the street at full speed to get the kids to catch the air. But there were plenty of screams and giggles, and it was great to see them enjoying the crisp wintery fresh air, and getting some exercise.


stef_n_dawniy said...

love your little room , it looks really fresh and nice ,
we'll be thinking about Tom and his sister , hearing of people going when not expected always makes me stop and take stock ....

G.G.Dad Peter said...

Wow the bedroom looks grand, love the colors. Sorry about Toms Mother, although I never met her, or Tom, I shall Email Maddi, our thoughts and prayers are for Tom and Maddi.

Love the pics of the kids.

Anonymous said...

I think mineral mist was a great choice! Looks very relaxing and calming. Love that little reading area too!

The kids looked like they had fun and I love your street. It looks so nice!

Flat Bree hasn't been anywhere else, lol. I actually stopped the flat moms, after I lost a few. Have you been doing it still?


Jules said...

Bedroom looks lovely :-)

Anna said...

Love your bedroom! I'm looking forward to someday either a new house or fixing up and remodeling the one we're currently in. I like my bedroom though....our whole upstairs we painted to look like castle walls. The boys' room is the only one that has been repainted.