Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Hallway part 2

Ok, this part of the hallway is taking it's time. Mr P did a great job with putting the new spindles in, it looks great, but we're now taking the paint off to repaint it, and it takes sooooo long and the stuff smells bad after a while.

This is what it looks like when you walk in the front at the moment; the walls are plastered, the carpet is up
with lots of dust everywhere.

And we finally have under the stairs sorted. It's levelled out with the walls plastered... no more spiders running out from it woohoo!

When we brought up the carpet we never expected to find this under it - red and black tiles... it must have been in fashion at some point, but oh my I don't really like it.

Well that's it so far. It might be a while before we do the next bit as we want to finish the landing first so we don't have any drops on the newly plastered wall.

Mrs P 

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Let's Have Some Fun

Sorry that i haven't been blogging that much; I need to find my mojo again.

So before Little Miss P went to bed tonight we were playing with my camera and started using the video button on it for the first time... and we had some fun with it!

This is what we came up with. So take a look and tell us what you think, and if you like it subscribe as I don't have anyone at the moment :-)

Mrs P 

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Front Garden Done :0)

Yes it's done, the garden is done! OK, well it's not 100% done, we still need to get the things for on top of the wall done, but that's it.

We laid down the path with the gravel first as we had to wait for the lawn to be delivered and that was due the next day. So it spent a day looking like this, not bad really considering what it looked like beforehand.

Llttle Miss P didn't mind tho as she was looking for some of the tiny shells in the gravel.

 Here's the lawn all nicely wrapped up ready for us to lay. 

It didn't take us too long to lay it, about half the day and Joe helped us out again. He even gave us the bench that you see in the photo below. It's in need of a bit of a touch up but other than that its nice and it was Free. It does fit nicely there and I have been using it, just sitting in the sun reading my book :-)

So here is the finished front garden. What do you all think, do you like it or not?

One of Mr P's friends asked if we were inspired by the Star Trek logo but I have to tell you now, we weren't!

Mrs P

Friday, 3 May 2013

Front Garden underway

As well as the hallway, we are doing the front garden. The front garden has had a lot more work done as it's been really nice outside, so we might as well do it and get a little tan at the same time!

This is the front garden before we started the work we had no path from the front gate to the door; it was just mad, with some old stepping stones. We didn't even have a front step. 

We had to hire a skip as we had so much concrete to get rid off and lots of mud.
We had some help from Joe who lives a few door down... well we had a lot of help actually!

 It took a day to get the concrete up. I have to say though the council did a good job at putting it in and did make it to last (too well!).

 After that he filled it in .

We went for a curved look as I think it looks a bit softer on the eye. And i like things looking a bit different...

So this is how the the garden looks at the moment; still a bit of a mess but work is in good progress.

Mrs P