Home Improvements: And This Is the Living Room


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


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….


Then we tried this rug …


And then this rug …


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.


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


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.


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!


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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