("No shit. I haven't seen the arss-end of the sun for like 6 months, guy.")
But since it's Friday, I wanted to do a before and after of our lounge. I've showed you the nursery, bits of the kitchen, and now I figure the room that has undergone the most change is up.
Our main living area.
The lady that lived here before obviously liked things a bit more dark. The room was painted in Radicchio, a very red red. The only saving grace is that she did it in Farrow & Ball. I found a half finished tin of it downstairs.
The floors were stained dark brown, and everything needed to be modernised and opened up.
It's taken carpenters to come in and install cupboards and some book shelves, had sanders in to strip and varnish the floor boards, put in new radiators, paint it a light grey, add plantation shutters (my favourite!) and get to work on the general furnishings and decor.
So. In the beginning, there was:
I also eBayed most of our more contemporary furniture. I've just grown out of it, and wanted something more neutral now.
Note old book shelves.
For weeks I didn't go in here. It was also the main room to store our unpacked boxes from moving, and the builders were always in here anyway.
We'd do a bit at a time:
Wow that was hard work. I need to go for my nap.