Remodelling Phase 2: North Facing Herbs

It’s not ideal. Not smart either but what’s a girl to do when the musclemen are due on Tuesday. I doubt that they’ll give a hoe-hoe-hoe of a thought about my tender little herbs. It’s the only place I can find where they won’t drop soggy teabags or empty dregs out their mugs. Goodness know,…

Home Improvements: That Glass

Thursday, 09:30 – It’s the big day, and the glass splashback boys arrived on time. 10:15 – There might be a problem. The fancy laser plotting machine has made a few mistakes in the measurements. Three pieces need to be recut as they’re too short. I’m disappointed but, on the other hand, I’m relieved that…

Home Improvements: This, That and a Tap

Here’s an update on the renovation work. Things are moving along quickly now, nearly finished. Peter-the-Painter is still working and hopes to be finished on Thursday. The glass splashback for the kitchen is due to be fitted on Friday morning, and then we ring up the electrician who will fix the electrical plates to the…

Home Improvements: Worktop Fitted

Here are a few photos, and an update on the remodelling project. The granite worktop is now fitted, and it looks splendid with the cupboards. The colour is a medium-light grey with sparse bits of swirled light grey throughout, like breezy clouds floating through it. And it’s warm-ish to the touch, which I find interesting…

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…

Home Improvements: Reclaiming Space

We are slowly reclaiming bits and piece and corners of our living room with furniture. We dust off the layers of plaster and wood, and try to fit things together like a big puzzle with beautiful coloured walls. I love the colour of the walls in the living room. It’s like a moca colour. Also…

Home Improvements – Where’s My Hob

The weather is making this remodelling project a real test of patience. We had snow flurries all yesterday and temps around 3C. Washing up dishes outside on the patio is older than old now, and there’s not an ounce of humour remaining in it or me. And if that wasn’t enough to test a person,…

Home Improvements–Better Than Hoped

This is looking even better than I’d pictured it in my head. The mix of ‘Dove Grey’ lower cabinets with the ‘Chalk White’ upper cabinets is perfect. If it had been totally one or the other colour, I think it would have been too much for that long stretch of wall. Today things really began…