Friday, June 21, 2013

DIY and other miscellaneous blues...

Hi folks...the time has come when I really should be getting my DIY head on again but I can't seem to gee my ginger in that department...after a week and a bit of handing over the reins to my hunky joiners with the house filled with the sounds of hammering clattering and lots of chatter...they've gone and it's so quiet but before I descend into a doom and gloom rant...I have to say I'm loving my new flooring...



but there's still oodles to do before I feel I'm no longer living on a building site...6 doors...frames and what feels like miles of skirting boards to paint...better stock up on the masking tape then...along with a crafty list of War & Peace proportions...right this minute I'm thinking I may just join my Furry Partner at that clinic he's thinking of booking himself into.
I know Rome wasn't built in a day and there's light at the end of every tunnel but I can't help but be sorely tempted to go down the "does anybody know a good painter and decorator" route and the "tearing my hair out" technology saga reared it's head again...I think the fault lies with Mr BT and a "may be on the way out" Home Hub...all seems to be well after resetting it...for the moment that is but I'm taking no chances...I'm off to speak to the nice man at BT about a replacement...mind you the thought of moving units in the cubbyhole to connect up a new one isn't exactly filling me with joy either but enough of the Moaning Minnie tales of woe...time to put my happy "all's well with the world" face on...forget about DIY...technology and crafty lists and go kick up my heels with the Friday girls...now there's a thought...I wonder if they would be up for a painting party in exchange for a free lunch.
Have fun whatever you've got planned and I'll see you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

14 comments:

Rita said...

Good Morning Kath. I love your beautiful wood floors. Just don't overdo it and knock yourself up as we need you to keep our inspiration going too. Hugs Rita xxx

judkajudi said...

I recently painted what we call baseboards in our home... I painted until I found myself getting sloppy and then quit for the day!! Sometimes I lasted an hour at a time!! Your home looks sunny and beautiful!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Kath the saying "no gain without pain" comes to mind but really dont think such things help when you are in the middle of it all pray it all is sorted happily for you soooon, love to Buddy too :D
Shaz in oz.x

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness...your new floors are are gorgeous. The kitchen and pantry room look fabulous. It is such a good look to see all that gorgeous flooring running throughout all the rooms.
I don't mind painting doors and door frames but can't manage the baseboards anymore...

Jane said...

The flooring looks superb Kath, well worth all the disruption. Had you thought about not painting the skirts, frames and doors? We had all the woodwork re done in our hall, stairs and landing a few years back and Danish oiled the lot....it looks fab and took no time at all, you just rub it on with a cloth. There is also the advantage that it never chips and if you want to re do it you just put some on a cloth and rub it on. Enjoy the upcoming weekend and I hope Mr BT sort out the techno bits xx

Redanne said...

The floors look wonderful Kath, I bet Buddy loves skidding across those! If it was up to me I think I would get someone in, you have done so much already, maybe it's time for a little treat.... our decorators are coming in in August and they are so much quicker than we could do it....... have a great day with your pals. Hugs, Anne x

Julie Brooks said...

It all looks beautiful Kath. Have a lovely day xx

Pamela said...

The floors are beautiful! Think I'd go done the 'get a man that does' route - gloss paint makes me ill.

May said...

Gorgeous flooring Kath...I agree with Redanne... treat yourself to the decorators... Then you will have more time for your fabulous creations....Have a great weekend... Hugs May x x x

Crafting Queen said...

It's all looking very beautiful. Hope you and Buddy have a great day.

rachel said...

your house is looking stunning Kath - just beautiful! So nice after all the hard work! Have a lovely day! Hugs rachel xx

trish said...

Hi Kath, your house looks lovely, the wooden furniture looks great with the new flooring. You must be over the moon with the finished look it so fresh and airy. Sneaky peaks look good, have a good weekend...Trish

Grammy Goodwill said...

Your floors look beautiful. Has Buddy gone slip sliding on them yet?

Shazza said...

ooh it looks great. Don't envy you the painting, think the painting party is a good idea. Get Frog Tape, it is great :-)

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