Tuesday, 22 September 2015

One nearly down, Six to go

We've very  nearly done the first room and even though it's only the porch it's one down and 6 to go.

Tom and Joan's porch told a tale of decorating styles over several decades with its anaglypta, plastic wood panelling and more up to date wallpaper. 
Now we have this. A clean, bright, maintenance free and more importantly easily cleanable porch. To be honest I wasn't convinced this would look right and there was a little bit of a heated discussion about it, but I have to say I've been proved wrong. OK, I wouldn't decorate the lounge in it, but for a small area it's perfect. We just need to paint the cupboard and it's done.
Aunty Betty also came today which means apart from taking some things to the charity shop, returning Joan's walkers and passing on a few bits and bobs to Tom's brother, the house is now cleared. 
Mark has also removed the 3 polystyrene ceiling roses. The squeaky noise was horrible and I was covered in goosebumps while he did this.
The carpet needs to be thrown away, Joan had a couple of accidents on it just before she went into the home, so our plan is to just roll up the rubbish in it when it comes up. Which means we can make as much mess as we like without having to tidy up. 

The decorator is coming tomorrow to start on the bedrooms. One wall is painted bright lemon, a colour I actually really like, but Tom always used silk emulsion and I'm definitely a matt girl. Every time I walk in there the wall looks like it's glowing. Tomorrow it's going to be covered in very boring lining paper ready to be painted magnolia which I'm assured is THE colour to paint a house that's going to be rented. 

We'll see. 

xxx

8 comments:

  1. Aww I find the photo with the walkers in quite poignant. X

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    1. It's been 14 months since Joan last walked and left Number 14 in an ambulance but Tom wouldn't send these back in case she ever came home and needed them. He also kept 2 boxes of pads, the shower seat, an extra handrail on the stairs and a chair we bought for her. If he hadn't had to send them back to the care company he would have also kept the bed, comode and ramp. I think he felt better knowing he still had options (their home) for both him and her. xx

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    2. Bless him for that. Even though I know the walkers were hers it does kinda look like his n hers!

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    3. Haha, yes they do. All they're short of is Joan & Tom attached to them, like you see in car windscreens. xx

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  2. I like the porch! Like you say, for a small area it's a good idea. Keep on going, and you'll soon be done. And the living room looks a lot bigger now everything is out!

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    1. Thanks Angel Jem. It does the job and that's the main thing. I don't think it will take too long to do the house really and I'm not even sure it will look that different when we've done it, just more modern really. Everything has basically been kept OK it's just dated and tired in places. xx

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  3. I think the porch looks great. It just gives it a fresh clean look. We're just starting to do the same in our house. X

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  4. Hi Jules, welcome to Number 38. Clean and fresh is definitely what we're aiming for. We're having the outside done tomorrow, covering up some old cladding and the crazy paving under the window! Hoping that will give it an instant lift as well. There's always something to be done in a house isn't there. xx

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