Home Improvements: And This Is the Living Room

 

We reclaimed the living room this week. Progress, that’s what I call it.

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We hung paintings and the mirror over the fireplace, rehung the paintings and the mirror because they were too high (one of the pitfalls of a tall husband who sees “high” at a different height than me), then spackled and repainted the nail holes….

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Then we tried this rug …

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And then this rug …

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And then Molly dragged her pillow in and flopped it on the rug, and so we decided she was sending us a message … and we kept this rug in the living room.  It also reflects light better. The silk oriental rug is in the conservatory for now.

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And the temperature started rising slowly, and by Sunday it was 19C! The hyacinths are blooming!

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I am so happy to have my favourite fruit bowl back on the table, too. It’s made by Pool Pottery, and was a gift during a visit to Canterbury many years ago.

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Tomorrow the granite worktop will be fitted, Wednesday Steve-the-Electrician returns to connect the oven, microwave, and the pop-up sockets, Thursday Donald-the-plumber-and-gas-man connects up the hob, tidy-up pipes under the sink, connect up the dishwasher.

And then there’s the suntube-skylight to be fitted and the new stair rail and spindles, and the spindles have gone missing somewhere in southeast England. Oh the joyfulness of it all!

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. It’s all happening! I think Molly chose the right rug – that one seems to fit particularly well in there! 🙂

    1. Misky says:

      The cushions on the sofa certainly go well with the rug, don’t you think? 🙂 And those two things weren’t even bought at the same shop. A great find with those similar blocks of colours.

  2. Joanna says:

    All dogs are expert in rugs – looking good in there Misky! Brian would set everything at ceiling height if he had his way, I know that one 😀

    1. Misky says:

      There was some major grumbling going on when I said they were too high. 😉

  3. Gerry Wilson says:

    You’re getting close, and everything looks so good!

    1. Misky says:

      Thanks, Gerry. The worktop was installed today!

    1. Misky says:

      Thanks, Polly! 😀

  4. Molly is one clever pup – she definitely made the right decision. Everything is look wonderful. I cannot wait to see the end result of the kitchen!
    🙂 Mandy xo

    1. Misky says:

      You and me both, Mandy! I’m ready to start baking again. 🙂

  5. Glenda says:

    I was thinking the same thing. The rug matches the cushions perfectly

  6. Janet Rörschåch says:

    Beautiful. It looks like “home”.

  7. nice, little busy, but that’s whats makes it cosy!

  8. I just love that Molly has helped you decide on the interior décor 🙂 Classy dog!

    1. Misky says:

      She’s a hoot, that’s for sure. 🙂

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