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Wednesday, 3 October 2012

WOYWW #174

Back again at last! Been months since I joined in, but knew I wasn't going to get time to visit, so didn't feel it was fair to post. But I have been posting some stuff this last weekend, and eventually I will put up some pictures of our bedroom when its all finally done, but here are a few of the early stages below. So its not exactly Whats On Your Workdesk from me, more OMG! its a building site,lol.   Its been a bit difficult to get finished, as we work a late shift, and my youngest son works nights, so anything that makes a noise is out during the week. However, he moved out a couple of weeks ago to live with his girlfriend- I feel I've not so much lost a son as gained a bedroom, along with half a bathroom and kitchen,lol. The ultimate plan, when our room is finished, is to decorate out what was his room, I will move my craft stuff in there, then we can decorate what was my craft room, and Beloved Husband will have somewhere to do all his computer builds/repairs, etc. Save our living room looking like the warehouse at PCWorld.IMG_6122 moddeddormer after 2
  This is the Dormer window that was in our bedroom- you can see how low the ceiling of it was.
     This is the dormer after it had been raised  and widened, complete with plasterboard and lights.It was only widened by 1 foot each side, and about an extra foot of headroom, but its made the room seem enormous.
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All plastered, including the cupboard Beloved Husband built to hide the combi boiler. Somewhere I have photos of this room when we first moved in- long before digital cameras! I will find some and scan them in- there were lots of shelves & cupboards that have gone now.
Just have to keep repeating the DIYers Mantra- It will look lovely when its finished…It will look lovely when its finished…
Seriously though, all the skirting, door & doorframe has been replaced( I think the old stuff was probably as old as the house, 100 years+), all varnished now, should be wallpapering this weekend. Lots of Ikea wardrobes & drawer units already in, new bed to be ordered for after the papering is finished, oh and next week is our 3rd Wedding Anniversary, so we are going to Paris for 3 nights!!! Going to visit the Louvre ( always wanted to go there), go up the Eifel Tower, probably take a boat trip up the Seine, then fit in as much else as we can. So I will be missing again next week, but back with some fantastic pics ( I hope) the week after. Have a great Wednesday, and I will catch up with all of you when I get back from work (or tomorrow, more likely).


32 comments:

okienurse said...

WOW Shaz I can feel your pain and elation at getting the construction work done. I am still in the throes of working on it here and feel like it is going to be another hundred years before it ever gets done! Have a fun holiday. Have a great week. Vickie #22

MaggieC said...

Shaz, I am so jealous - Paris for 3 days. It is so long since I was there, but I do have loads of wonderful memories and the photos to prove it. You must go to the Sainte Chapelle. It has the most fantastic stained glass I have ever seen. Glad to see the renovating is coming towards its end. However, I cannot see Doug doing all his work upstairs - it won't happen! Have a wonderful break. xx Maggie #36

sandra de said...

Your reno's look amazing and your mantra will keep you going. Enjoy your trip to Paris it sounds like you will have a lovely time. So many wonderful places to go.
Sandra @73

Bernice said...

I completely sympathise with you - we redocarted a bedroom recently and it has taken ages to finish - but you're right - it will certainly be well worth it in the end! Enjoy your trip to Paris!
Bernice #16

Angie said...

Glad you have joined in ...creative or not ...I just love being part of it. You have been so busy with the room and I see from below how creative you have been ...love it all. Thanks for dropping by xx#39

Francesca said...

It will be good when finished, nice new empty space to fill with stash....bliss Francesca #54

Buttons said...

Hi Shaz. Bear with it - short term pain, long term gain and all that!
Just a small suggestion for your trip to Paris. The Louvre is stunning but I would also highly recommend Musee L'Orangerie and Musee d'Orsay galleries as they are truly out of this world;
http://www.musee-orangerie.fr/
http://www.musee-orsay.fr/
Hope you have a great trip and tell us all about it on your return. Hugs, Buttons #57

Bella said...

Hang in there, renovations are always a pain while they are going on.

Helen said...

No wonder you have been missing in action! Love the look of the improvements, and gaining space, even at the cost of losing a son, must be encouraged!!! Have a great week. Helen, #4

Jackie said...

Enjoy Paris
Building work looks nearly there so your over the worst I hope
Jackie 15

Daniella said...

It is going to be awesome!!!
xxDaniella#11

sandee said...

woo hoo....you gained a room! You have a lot going on but it will be so worth it in the end! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

fairy thoughts said...

oh i feel for you as we have been through the same thing... and there is definately light at the end of the tunnel and a brand new craft room.... yay!!! thanks for your nice comments I will try and post details of the DI cases next week if not before.

thanks for sharing

My name is Cindy said...

Decorating is just so loooooooooooong!! But yes it is worth it when it's finished (and just keep thinking about that craft room lol). Knew I hadn't seen you about much lately, thanks forpopping by to see me, Cindy #46

Erika said...

Your room is looking good Shaz, soon you'll beable to have some fun. Enjoy your trip to Paris.
Thanks for the visit, crafty hugs,
Erika. #68

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hellooooo, how fab to see you again!! You have been missed! Love the new room, how much bigger does that look now?? And I love your steampunkery from the previous post, oooh luvverly. And I would recommend the Musee D'Orsay in Paris, the best collection of Impressionist artists!
Hugs, LLJ #1 xx

Antonia said...

Well there is no gain without a wee bit of pain!!!!
3 day in Paris enjoy and happy anniversary
Toni #54

Ali H said...

We just decorated our bedroom in August & that was chaos enough - so I can sympathise with your renovations !
Hope it will look brilliant very soon ! Enjoy Paris & thanks for stopping by earlier Ali #47

Angelfish said...

Wow! That's a lot of work you have going on there. Won't it be fantastic when it's all done and dusted xx
Fiona #118

Jackie said...

I can definitely feel for you. We decorated two bedrooms at the same time last week and I'm still sorting through everything we have taken out and don't want any more.
Enjoy your trip :)

Lindsay Weirich said...

love the plaster on the walls, pretty! Happy woyww!

Annie said...

Oh wow how exciting to have all that new space and to be able to put everything where you want it....Do have lots of fun.
Hugs,
A x #2

Angie said...

Wow!!! Bet you are so excited not only about seeing great progress on the reno, but Paris! Happiest of Anniversary Wishes to you both! Thanks for the visit!
Angie #91

Becky said...

It looks beautiful!

sandysewin said...

I guess it's more of, "What Have You Been Working On," lol. Which is perfectly fine.

The raised dormer looks like a big improvement.

My diy mantra is, "It's got to get worse before it can get better." :-)

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #124

Craftychris said...

Your renovations will be worth it when they are done. Have a fabulous time on your trip to France. My daughter and her new husband have just been there for their Honeymoon - they are back today. Happy Anniversary for next week and thank you for visiting my desk xx #113

Gita said...

Hi Shaz. Yes, I was contemplating Ikea. They do have alot of storage items. Your room looks lie it's coming along nicely. Happy Anniversary and have fun in Paris. Brigita #112

Darnell J Knauss said...

So much going on, Shaz! I'm very happy for you and proud of you as you take this journey through a remodel! And as practically newlyweds, no less! (I love how you are going to hijack your son's room, just like I did!)

Happy Anni and many more! I know you'll have a blast on your celebration holiday!!

Thanks for visiting me earlier! Darnell #146

Minxy said...

How exciting, a new craft space, you are right, im sure it will be awesome when it's finished, hang on in there, sure it wont be much longer b4 your saying do you remember when it was all clean and new lol
Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog x
Happy WOYWW
Hugz Minxy #24

RosC said...

I will add to the energy Shaz - it will look lovely when it's finished and the natural light from that window is great.
Have a wonderful celebration in Paris. It is good to see you in Mr Linky's list again.
Ros. #34

Annie said...

ah building work! I know what that's like .. .. still going at it here! It will all be worth it in the end though .. .. keep telling myself so!
hugs, annie x

Morti said...

Well, happy wedding anniversary, and congratulations on a beautiful "new" room! You're right, it's not a huge difference and yet it is. It's all down to the amount of light you now have let in... well done you!

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