30 August 2010

mr & mrs junkaholic, do home improvements.


Now that we are a married couple, we spend about 85% of our time calling each other husband and wife with comical looks on our faces. The rest of the time we are working out how we can buy a nice big home for ourselves. Whilst, to buy a property in London does require being a close relation of Jesus Christ for what I can see, we just have to make do with what we've got until we have saved up enough pennies to live in more than one room and possibly without woodchip and naff laminate.
therefore, we began our home improvement weekend by painting anything we could find.
This is a cheap set of drawers from Ikea, about 12 squid i think?
we painted all our things in this...



which was a lot cheaper than Farrow and Ball, but just as nice.


of course one needs a woolly hat for painting one's furniture, doesn't one?
with some new knobs {that cost more than the drawers!} it now looks like this...



after a MAMMOTH re-arranging session, of our bedroom, I squeezed in a small girly dressing area.
We found this bamboo and tiled stand in Saffron Walden on saturday for £9.50. We felt sorry for it so slung it in the boot and brought it back to our flat for safe keeping...



it looks like it was left outside in the cold and rain for a long time, arhhh!


now it can do a fine job of holding our wellies!



next up, our pea-green kitchen/dining table that we've been meaning to paint since we bought it a few months ago at the market.


i gave it a lick of paint and Nao sanded and waxed the top...


now we smugly agree that we could sell it for 4 or 5 times what we paid for it {but of course we won't because we need it}


such a sense of achievement to paint one's kitchen table!


after that rewarding activity, i started scanning the flat for other things i could paint, then spotted my fave chair...


yep, it got the lick too...


then two set of these shelves {that used to be dark brown wood}


now residing in the bedroom...


and even Nao painted his desk too!


all this improvement made me get busy clearing up, moving things around and such, like hanging up this french lace panel on the window...


and creating some much needed book shelf for Nao's bedside {when i tidy up Nao's books, he always laughs because i put them all upside down! well, i cant tell the difference.}


as we moved the bed around to make more space, I'm now stuck in the corner, but, I made a little cave with an apple crate to put my books and clock etc...I kind of like it!


a quick squiz at our newly re-arranged bedroom, note wedding bunting above bed...oh yes!


speaking of wedding left-overs, we brought back all the potted herbs that we used to decorate our lunch table, they still have the {now muddy} cotton ribbons around the pots!


so now we have...


a herb garden! i'm really into mint and beetroot in my salad these days.

If you are interested, you can see more of our home here.

Goodbye August, I'll never forget you now!.