Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Sign of the times.....

Hi all.....for ages now I've lusted over a cute sign to hang over my pantry door.....but being on limited means......it meant I had to use no ££££££ and only my imagination.......so I colour copied some vintage letter cards I had and stuck them on to an empty cereal box......and hey presto......a bunting style sign......not bad for 25 mins work.....and no money spent......
Till next time.......xxx

Monday, 16 March 2015

Pottering at home!




Hello all!
Today I've mostly......caught up with my washing.....I've had a busy weekend entertaining Chris's family.....which was great fun!
We celebrated Mothering Sunday at Emma Bridgewater where we enjoyed pottery painting and a good lunch!!
Today I've cleaned up the quarry tiles in the pantry......after lifting a layer of old Lino and some equally old tiles.....I got to the good stuff......they've come up real nice!!!
The rest of the day was spent prettying the house up......I'm now resting......think that's enough for today!!!

Till next time!!!!
❤️

Make do and mend.....part two!

I'm so pleased that our room finally got some attention.....on a budget of zero ££££ I transformed it using a pair of old curtains......from laura Ashley......an old sheet....and a tin of paint left behind from the people who we bought the house from......today I painted the inside of the Victorian cupboard and painted the boards above the blinds.....they blend in now rather than stick out like a perma  tanned thumb.....
Happiness is calm and pretty.....but not TOO pretty.....I'm sharing my life with a roughty toughty soldier after all.....
️minutes readers!!!

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Make do and mend!

Good morning readers!!
Sew.....excuse the rather sad attempt at a joke!!

Sooooooo.....I made two blinds for our bedroom .....using a pair of laura Ashley curtains.....and an old sheet!
A bit of old fashioned make do and mend......loving our sashes....which now look even more lovely dressed like this!!!!

I'm well pleased!!!!!

Monday, 9 March 2015

Scrubbed up well.....!!!!!!


Hello readers!!!
Well after a back breaking but fun weekend......here is the end result of all our scrubbing and cleaning!!!
Mighterly impressive......don't you think??  I'm smiling in the picture......with pure happiness!!!!
Look what we've achieved!!!!!!

If you are going embark on such a task.......preparation is the key!!!
As well as needing the energy levels of 10 five year olds!!!!!
Sitting here now....typing.....and swilling builders tea down my throat......I can't believe it's not always looked like this.......it's like a woman giving birth.....the delight of the baby.....numbs the thought of all the pain to get to the prize......so to speak.....😜
I'm thrilled its complete.......Chris and I are really enjoying.....uncovering and restoring the period features in our 1870s home......it's our hobby....our passion....our home.....the place we love so much....this house is very special as its our first home together as a couple and as a family,  when his wonderful children are home with us.....talking of which......full household this weekend.....more on that next week.....back soon.....xx

Friday, 6 March 2015

My night on the tiles!!!



Good day to you all.....I know I know....my blog post sounded like a was doing something  wild and crazy last night......seriously you can't get more wild n crazyyyyyyyy than doing a full day in work,  baby and toddler room.....lifting and carrying....then home....housework....and then it happens.....the full on mad moment.....in your dressing gown....absolutely shattered.....and you decide it's the right moment to pull up the Lino and begin restoring the victorian Minton tiles.....what a dumb idea.....😜
By the time I'd finished doing this section.....I was covered in black dusty nastiness.......bright red.....sweating.....and near tears with tiredness....but I battled on....I'd started so I'll finish....( this small bit a least!!!!) after mopping the floor at least 8 times it was still making the water filthy.....this is a floor that was covered long ago.....and I'm not sure it has seen a mop for many a year!!!!
Soooo.....I've just been down....it's looking quite nice....chilly underfoot.....but it's ok...I made myself a brew.....shifted the table and chairs back over.....because the other half needs ripping up....this is a BIG room readers!!!
However the muscle arrives tonight....in the form of my OH....I always glad to see him.....but today more than ever!!!!

Wander back soon....to see how we got on!!!
I'm back in bed now with a brew.....it's only 8am.....and I need a moment.....

Melxx

Monday, 2 March 2015

Cupboard Love.

Hello readers, 
We all have cupboards in our homes that are less than neat.....mine needed tackling today...SO armed with chalk board labels from notonthehighstreet.....some kirstie Alsopp ribbon and my trusty staple gun......I set about reorganising my lovely old Victorian  built in cupboard.....it's one if the many original features in our 1870's house......top section done......I need to buy more storage to sort my vast shoe collection out.....but that's for another time......money doesn't grow on trees....
Hope I've inspired you guys to crack on and de clutter......soon be time for a good old spring clean......

Back soon....Melxxx