Sunday, August 07, 2011

Im back...with piccys...

Good morning everyone I hope you have all been well and happy while I was away...well where to start, well we went to Ikea last weekend and bought loads and loads of goodies and a couple of huge bargains we even went to Next and bought bedding for the single beds in one of the spare rooms, and lush it is too, if you fancy a look its here. and two heather coloured throws for the bottom of the beds...Phil had Skytv put in and its totally addictive I don't know how anyone gets anything done if they have Sky its like chewing gum for the eyes, on Monday I watched back to back Jerry Springer and Dr Who by lunchtime I was brain dead so switched it off and got on with finishing the hall (I will show you piccys of the hall later as there's enough on this one I think, well I dont want to bore you do I lol...I finally got on with the dining room later on in the week...here's the before and after pictures for you...
Dining room - stinky, smelly and so dirty you wouldn't believe

and after with my lush Laura Ashley wallpaper, cream walls and Next light fitting (Phil picked this, the training is certainly working lol)

the walls look cream but were in fact filthy stinky white wallpaper
a lot brighter and.....it smells good too

what do you think of our bargain wallpaper £4 a roll (for the living room)

our bargain 2x3metres huge rug from Ikea for a bargain £12 (yes thats £12) because the stitching was unravelled (I did sew it though) how gorgeous is the lush sandstone floor we found under the rank carpet its beautiful but very cold for someone who walks around barefooted like me hence the rug, I hate the table and chairs (if orange pine stands still long enough around me it usually gets painted) but they will have to do for now
well what do you think...that's a lot better isn't it, the hall is just as fresh and bright looking too and it really shows the floor to its best...oh and I must tell you I switched on the dehumidifier the first night to make sure the dining room was bone dry for wallpapering (we got about 6 full tanks in the time we had it on) and the vibration brought a gang of beasties out...I went into the kitchen and there was two earwigs, three spider, a massive black beetle and a slug, a slug would you believe...I thought I had walked into a horror movie lol...bit of advice needed before I leave you in peace...I'm kinda stumped for the windows, I love the views and the windows are gorgeous being so deep, my lovely Phil would like curtains but I think it will cover the windows too much so I thought either cafe curtains or blinds...go on now agree with me so please so I can report back to Phil the votes have it on my side lol...loads more to tell you but you must have better things to do today so instead enjoy your wonderful Sunday and I will speak to you tomorrow, its a busy double DT post tomorrow too but I will hopefully catch up with all your lush work tonight
Mina xxx

39 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

oh its looking fabulous -i love that red wallpaper .
Lisa x

Christine L said...

Oooh I have a mental picture of a slug trying to make a quick getaway before it got sucked into squelchiness in the dehumidifier..... LOL!
Your dining room is FAB Mina... I love that wallpaper, and the light fitting too... and your rug was such a bargain! And you have stone floors.... ooooh! I can see the thickness of the walls round the windows.... but, and I'm old fashioned probably, but I do like curtains.... sorry! (Don't tell him though if you want to do it your way.... just say I abtained from the vote... hehe!) Lovin the 'home' decoration too!
Looking forward to the next instalment...
Hugs
Christine x

heidy said...

Wow Mina,looking gorgeous can't wait to see more!
XXX Heidy

My'scardcorner said...

WOW What a difference a day ??? makes it is lovely Mina love the wallpaper and that light fitting.The wallpaper for living room looks good too cant wait to see that room finished.Enjoy your Sunday.
Myrax

Exclusively by Mel said...

Hi Mina,
What a transformation!! Love the beautiful reds you have gone for.
I would defo go for blinds on those wonderful windows. Love how deep they are. Roman blinds would look lush. To match the wallpaper.
Love, Mel. xx

Clare *Littlebear* said...
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Clare *Littlebear* said...

Wow, what a transformation. The room looks wonderful.
Clare x

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi Wow certainly a transformation !! Love the red design so pretty and inviting and yes I think a cafe blind would be perfect !! Living room wallpaper looks lush too !! Kitty ;0)

Chrissy said...

WOW!! Mina...gorgeous transformation.Well done...now.. How about 'Roman blinds' set high, so when they are all the way up you can still see all the window, and the view...
Just a thought..
Luv CHRISSYxx

Margreet said...

Wonderful Mina....love the wallpapers...and I agree with you: no curtains!
xxx Margreet

Janette said...

WOW Mina, what a transformation, it's really looking brilliant,fab papers to, and no curtains is perfect.xxx

Pamela said...

That looks stunning Mina, love the red paper. Think curtains would be too much, cafe curtains would look good or you could have a pole and drape voile around the top and down one side, if you know what I mean.
Looking forward to the next instalment.
Pam x

NGCARDS said...

It is definitely a lot better, it looks gorgeous :) Looking gorgeous to seeing what everything else turns out like :) xxx

tilly said...

How stunning it is looking with your hard work, love the red paper and the light shade, most of all I love those deep windows......... sorry, but I have to go with curtains, I dont like blinds lol, you are picking up some bargins.....
Tilly

knopkiniukai said...

Beautiful transformation !!!Love it!
On the windows I will say you need the rolls :))) If the sun will be to sunny :)))) sorry I think you Phil needs the vote :))))
hugs,
Cherubs

Aunty Sue said...

great paper and a bargin and house looking good

angelwhispers said...

What a fab wallpaper just love the richness it looks fab!!! No curtains boy why cover up these beautiful deep windows I would do blinds, curtains would just take out far too much light!!!

Cant wait to see the rest its just so beautiful I love it! Chanelle xxx

Sue said...

Hi Mina,love what you have done with your rooms.love the paper,lush.My house has a salt ring around it due to the yuky slugs trying to move in every time I open a door.So I know how you feel.Tell Phil it would be a sin to cover those windows,blinds would be better.
Enjoy your Sunday,
Sue x x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Mina
Looks fabulous
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Mina your home is really begining to look gorgeous I bet you will be so relieved when all the hard work is done. hugs Shirleyxxx

Tinchen said...

Wunderschön gemacht. Gefällt mir sehr gut,die Tapeten der Hammer.


LG Tinchen

Frea said...

Hi Mina, nice to hear you're back. Your rooms look lovely, love the Laura Ashley wallpaper!1 HUgs, Frea

Craftyanny said...

oh Mona how did you guess I love all shades of mauve and purples so I'll be right at home in your spare room when I pop over for a visit lol
The dining room looks gorgeous, love the bright red wall paper, it sure makes a statement. As for the window, I'd have a lovely red swag and nowt else
Anne x

Bernie said...

Wow it's all so beautiful! What a transformation! Before you even got to it I was thinking cafe curtains. Blinds if you need privacy at times. I'm a curtain person but those windows are so lovely they shouldn't be covered up.
Looking forward to the next installment...
Blessings Bernie

Sue said...

Hi hun
oh wow how fabulous is it all looking, luv the red & ya bargain wall papers is gorgeous, sue,x

Hunnybunnycards said...

Hi Mina, looking gorgeous, love the red and the bedding from Next is beautiful. I think blinds too, doesnt look like you are overlooked, romans would be lovely. The light fitting is fab and love that bargain rug! Cant wait for next installment, its like reading a good book!

Hugs, Barbara xx

Linda said...

Oh Mina this is so wonderful. That table looks so inviting. I just want to sit down and have a cup of tea and a nice chat!

My vote on the window treatments is a roman shade that you can pull up in the day and down at night. It would give you the classic look you already have going on. My other idea is a shear or Irish Lace curtain or valance. It won't provide privacy, but if that's not an issue, it will give a finished look Phil is wanting while allowing light to filter in.

Thanks for letting me share on your journey.

Debbie said...

Wow Mina, you've done a lovely job, such a transformation.I love it.It's great to see a room finished isn't it.Fab work you guys.Love Debbie x

coops said...

wow you`ve done a corking job mina.the red wallpaper is lush and i`m with you on the blinds.would be a shame to cover the gorgeous deep windows with curtains.bet the old fashioned shutters would look great too :D

xx coops xx

Sherri said...

Your transformation was worth the wait! I love what you have done. Especially the Laura Ashley red. I wouldn't cover the window, just a swag across the top or a blind for privacy. I could definitely see a big fluffy cat laying in that window soaking up the sun!

CraftyLoops said...

Oh wow Mina, what a transformation. Well done, it looks beautiful. Lee x

Rufus said...

Ughhh on the critters, YEA on the transformation! Oh I'd def go with some sort of blinds. That way you could open them up and see all of the window and the view and let that lovely sun stream in. Can't wait for the next installment!!
R/

Andrea C said...

Your farmhouse looks so wonderful. My hubby was jealous when I said one of my little blogger I visit was moving into a farmhouse hehe. Wish you much love, luck and happiness in your new abode x

pinky said...

stunning make over Mina, love your wallpapers too, great bargain! I would definitely go with blinds for summer and curtains for winter lol.

Andrea said...

Wow Mina, you have been busy! That red wallpaper is absolutely stunning, and I love the light fitting.
I can see that farmhouse is going to be fabulous when it's finished!
Love, Andrea xx

Barb said...

Beautiful transformation! Love that red wallpaper!

Lorraine said...

Oh Mina, such a gorgeous transformation! Looks like a photo from a magazine. Love all the work you did on it!

Diane said...

You really are making amazing progress with your farmhouse, Mina - no wonder you're falling asleep!

I must say I prefer the softer look of curtains drawn well back off the windows. I think that cafe curtains would spoil your wonderful views. I hope you let us know your final decision!
Diane x

D K Crafts said...

Hi Mina. Your photographs are gorgeous. Love how you have transformed your dining room and the colours are beautiful. Would probably go for blinds. Donna

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