Tuesday, August 13, 2013

It's OFFICIAL...

Hi folks...it's official...O..F..F..I..C..I..A..L...the Grand Designs Make-Over is done and dusted...crikey can't quite believe that I made it through without ending up in the loony bin...relatively unscathed and all in one piece...well that is apart from a whole new lot of grey hairs...nails that look as though they've been howking tatties and hands like sandpaper but hey all things that can be put right with some help from a bottle of hair dye and a pamper session. I will take great pleasure in chucking out the painty jeans which are now more white than denim and the umpteen old paint splattered tops and I certainly won't be sorry to see the back of this little lot...
and it feels like home again...

instead of a dust sheet...masking tape building site. The bookcase is finished but still needs a little bit of sanding down and a coat of Annie Sloan Clear Wax....shucks a great excuse for a little jaunt today to Rustiques via Dunelm for the plain lime cushions which I should have bought on my last visit and the hunt is on for a blind for the kitchen and some of those finishing touch bits and pieces.
I did manage to squeeze in a little cubbyhole playtime yesterday...painting up this "HOME" plaque that I bought from Rob The MDF Man at the NEC....crikey must be 2 years ago...just goes to show that those mad moment crafty purchases are never in vain...
and how remiss of me yesterday not to say a big thank you to all my bloggy buddies for all your words of encouragement and lovely comments in my DIY hours of need...I really do appreciate your company although I do feel bad that I just haven't had time to visit you all lately but tonight I'll be popping the cork on the champers...drinking a toast to you all and celebrating my very own little Grand Design achievement...
and boosting morale ready for Stage 2...oops did I omit to mention that this was only Stage 1 of the planned Chez Kath Make-Over. I bought enough flooring to extend out into the hall so the next area of renovation is every decorator's nightmare...the hall and staircase...crikey another 6 doors for the painting conveyor belt but I'm hoping that all this DIY stuff is a bit like giving birth...what are the chances that a few weeks down the line I'll have forgotten all the labour pains and by the time the plasterer and joiners return September/October...I'll be raring to go again.
See you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

18 comments:

judkajudi said...

Well, you taught me that a joiner is a good thing and you may be glad to have them back!!! Love the look ... awesome job!!

Hlora said...

Oh, very nice room !! I love to see the others are not afraid to be in repairing to get all the well done job in the end) Fantastic!

Sebba K said...

Ну что ж, поздравляю! Хотела бы я так же сделать ремонт у себя и в квартире, и в доме...
Well, congratulations! I wish I could just make repairs at the apartment, and the house ...

Stella said...

Hooray for you Kath. Looks good and
enjoy your ground floor makeover.X

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

It looks fab Kath you have done a magnificent job! I did groan a bit when I read your last bit though!! Susan x

Redanne said...

Hip Hip Hooray Kath!! You certainly deserve that champagne... the room looks beautiful. Our decorating starts at the end of August, really not looking forward to it...... Hugs, Anne x

SaraJ said...

You must be really pleased and proud - it looks great! If you get bored before phase two - you're welcome to come here and make a start!! Wooden doors but plenty of walls and ceilings!! ;)

Jane said...

What a result Kath, it looks beautiful...but phase 2....are you mad...LOLOL! Cheers to you, enjoy the champers x

Pauline Wheeler said...

It looks fab kath, well done you
P x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Looks gorgeous, can't believe you are going to do more, you re a glutton for punishment x

Irene said...

A well deserved A+ Kath, it looks fab!!!
I did sent the pic of the curtains and cushions to the girls in Newcastle and they LOVE it too so I'm sure they'll have a similar look soon!!!! Thanks for sharing, xx Irene

Ineke van den Akker said...

It's time to drink Champagne and dance on the table!

craftyfoxglove said...

Phase 2??? You're as mad as a box of frogs (but I do love reading your antics every day). The house looks amazing and I can't think why you would want tradesmen in again and all that upheaval. Enjoy your bubbly, you deserve it
Valxx

Christine B. said...

Hi Kath, well done. All your hard work as paid off and everywhere looks beautiful. I just wish I had some of your energy. I don't know how you do it and keep all us entertained as well. Enjoy the champagne. Love and hugs x ChrisB

Paper Junkie said...

Well done Kath! Having a house is like trying to paint the Forth Bridge - you never really get to the end, but along the way you have lovely little celebrations. I'm just about to embark on new curtains and cushion covers for our conservatory. Now it's cooled down a bit I can actually get out there with my sewing machine without being fried. Then no doubt I will have to paint all the walls too. X

May said...

Your home is looking fabulous Kath.. Love the curtains etc the home sign is Fantastic....Yikes you say phase 2 my word girl you are a trooper....Hugs May x x x

Pamela said...

It all looks beautiful Kath - top marks for sticking with it to the end. But this is only Stage 1! You're a crazy woman - but we do all love you!

trish said...

Hi Kath, your curtains are beautiful, they make the patio door look bigger. Good luck when phase two arrives, enjoy the wee break from the paint roller and brushes...Trish

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