Monday, March 03, 2008

The end result...

Back to work today. I think it is fair to say that I am not impressed by this prospect. I had such a nice time off work, what with spending time at the seaside and then also completing a major task – namely redecorating my living room. I also got my car repaired and it is running really nicely now, bought some more shelves for my living room, got my boiler and burglar alarm serviced, got my hair cut and went to the dentist. I probably did more than that, but can’t now remember. It was a busy time.

Anyway, as promised, here are some photos. The room started off like this, which was nice enough, but was a getting a bit tired and rough around the edges (particularly after having the fireplace put in):



Then I painted it all white, including repainting the ceiling (hence the tall ladder):



Then I put some colour on and it turned out like this:



G did put a mug on the window sill on Saturday, which damaged the paintwork, so I whipped out my paintbrush yesterday and fixed that. I will fill the bookcase on the right shortly (mum has been itching for me to take various books from home). I also plan to replace the lampshade (whihc was left by the previous owner) and put a mirror above the fireplace and another couple of pictures on the wall, but beyond that it’s done. A pretty successful week’s work, I reckon.

My next task is to find a surveyor to try and buy the freehold for where I live (incidentally, if you happen to know a good surveyor in the London area then I’d be interested to hear about them). This home ownership thing keeps me busy. But now it’s off to work to pay for it all.

6 comments:

titration said...

Woh. That is really fabulous! I dig it and am a bit jealous.

Random Reflections said...

titration - thanks, your enthusiasm is much appreciated! I think it actually looks better in person that in the photo, but I'm really pleased with the end result.

Tom Foolery said...

This looks a bit too classy for my liking,Random. Now, don't you be spoiling it all by buying one of the silly snakey things. (You lied, told me you were crap at painting, me thinks this woman has many hidden talents) TFX

Random Reflections said...

TF - but a snake would be the perfect accompaniment to my new room. It would add a bit of colour - and deter mice!

Let's Kill Saturday Night said...

Very nice. I shall hire you when I get my new flat.

Random Reflections said...

LKSN - I charge very reasonable rates. If you were willing to pay me enough so that I could retire this year, I would be happy to assist. Sounds reasonable to me.