Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Making A Mess!

This morning i sorted my packing from recent sales. I'm going to be one day late posting because i couldnt get to the post office with so many boxes, and will have to wait until tomorrow when they can be driven there. Apologies for the short delay.
Think i need a removal van for the amount.

So i started to absolutely wreck the house today and then decided i would remove some tiles too.
Here's a picture of Patrick peeling paint off the wall after the tile removal took the paint too. Hoping this wall comes good and will not need plastering.
He's so nosey and has taken over all demolition jobs! I was really enjoying the work but don't stand a chance now.

Working in his boxers, lol!!! Thats my husbands arms, lol. Looks like Patrick has two pairs!

My work room now has most of the kitchen in. Luckily it's all freestanding.
I need to sand all the work tops when the house is nearly finished too.

Heres the red the main walls will be. I love this lamp even though it never matches anything!

Here's some of the material i found in the skip i'll be making cushions with. The material for the curtains i need to make ill show soon.

Heres the shelf unit thats annoys me beyond belief. Going to chuck it out and look for some really old dark furniture i can hide everything away in. There is also a tv unit that matches this and hoping i can find something not so obvious in your face saying i shop at Ikea. Wish me luck on that one.

Will post updates when i'm further along.


  1. I love that lamp too! Did you embellish it yourself? It's wonderful! You are ALL busy, it will be great once it's all done!

    Will email you later. :o)

    Michelle xxx

  2. The lamp is so lovely! And the demplition work is always the biggest fun:) Good luck!

  3. Looks like you are all having great fun, demolitiong everything! Your lamp is wonderful :0)
    Julia xxx

  4. I love the red. Alas my home is so small and dark that it will never be but I'll look forward seeing yours. Hugs Rosanna

  5. Oooh that lamp would go with everything as it has so many wonderful colours! Couldnt you make use of the unit in your workroom Nikki, those little cubby holes look great for keeping dollshouse larger projects in, ( or even roomboxes) you can fill each as you do each major piece! Kate xxx

  6. Patrick really looks like he's getting stuck in there, with the demolition bit.
    Kate's right Nikki, can't you use that cabinet somewhere else.
    I like the idea of the cushions from the skip material. xxxx

  7. Gosh you put me to shame, I have spent most of the day watching the French Open!

  8. Keep the lamp - loved items don't have to match!! A bit like people, really.

  9. WOW, you go girl! Can you do mine next!lol I always love watching home makeovers. I can't wait to see it when it is done! Good luck!!


  10. I love the red color you chose! We have a red living room and I just love it! Also.... love Ikea!!

  11. Love demolition! I also LOVE your little lamp!
    The red is going to be great!

  12. Wow you are industrious! I love these pictures of your home and work space... and that red is one of my favorite colors and who cares if the lamps matches it's fabulous!

  13. Ooh...I want a fridge in my work room too! I'm sure it could come in handy for those mid-afternoon snacks.

  14. Thank you Nikki for your so kind heart! I wasn't expecting anything like that!:) Thank you, thank you, thank you! And of course, I can wait as long as it takes!:D

  15. Wow- love that red!! I am also in love with your lamp- maybe it is not supposed to match anything because it wants to have all the attention :) I think it is so fun to redecorate- makes you feel like you got a new house! I hope you post some after pictures!

  16. Love the red I am hoping to do my front room purple this year when I find the energy!!! Where do you get yours?????? Have fun and try not to get too much paint on yourself ha ha!


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