We have now accepted that we have a minimum of another 5 years here so have decided that we need to make our accommodation nicer. The basement currently has a large storage room, 2 small rooms that we created out of a big room to make a bedroom each for the kids a hall area with a sink and some "kitchen" type wall units, a large lounge, our bedroom and a big bathroom. Now that Tom has gone to Uni we are going to have a complete re-jig. We are going to take down the partition wall and turn the kids 2 rooms back into one large room which will become the lounge. The existing lounge is going to be our bedroom and Emily will move into our bedroom. When Tom is home he can either have a guest room upstairs or sleep in the lounge - we are buying a nice big sofa so he'll be comfortable!
We spent yesterday ripping out our lounge. We carried 2 big sofas out of the lounge, up an external staircase, through the car park, into the laundry and eventually put them in the guests lounge where they look great. We also heaved the old guests sofas out the back door ready to go in the skip! We removed the fire surround and electric fire we had fitted in our lounge and took down the curtains and pole. The room that is to be our bedroom has a adjacent room that will make a great walk in wardrobe, it was used as a storage area so we emptied that too.
We are just back from B&Q having picked the wall paper for the "statement" wall that the bed will sit on and the paint for the other 3 walls. Are statement walls a bit naff? Possibly but I love the idea! Here's the paper
Its plum with a pearl coloured pattern - it looks much warmer here than it is because the point and shoot's white balance is off.
This gives a better idea of the colour of the paper and shows the paint too.
Its Dusted Cappuccino. We are going to add plum bedding and curtains.