Sunday, August 14, 2011

an oops, some bargains and more photos...

Good morning everyone and I hope your having a wonderful weekend...I did have a card made for today but will all the dashing about yesterday I forgot my camera needed charged and it takes about 6 hours so I will pop by later with my card...so until then here some photos for you...how amazing is this bargain mirror and clock...I paid £5 for the clock and £15 for the mirror and when I give the mirror a little bit of pimping it will look lush...dont you just love a bargain...next I have some before and after shots of the hall in the farmhouse, now remember it isnt finished and need lots of finishing...the first two are the before shots...the floor was filthy and the front door frame unfinished and bare plaster...and of course more of that orange pine I hate so much and you know what happens when it stands still...
one of the windows in the hall...that wallpaper was rank, it had black mould and was inches thick in dirt and dust...we had to wear gloves up to our elbows and masks to strip it
these are the after shots, needs a bit of adding too but I think you can see how fresh and clean it is and look how well that floor cleaned up...even the cladding dosent look bad when its painted
the finished door and frame...not my taste but it will do for now
and the most important thing is its super clean and smells lovely


well what do you think?...its going to look lush isnt it...have a wonderful Sunday everyone and whatever your up to enjoy yourselves
Mina xxx

35 comments:

Amanda said...

Wow Mina it looks so fresh and clean, love the painted wood, makes it look very classy and elegant. Would love to know where you got the clock am after one very similar myself.

tilly said...

I just LOVE/ADORE those deep windows... what a difference, I quite like those panels now in the cream, amazing what a tin of paint can do....off to a christening and then friends visiting this afternoon, enjoy your day!!!
Tilly

Julie said...

Oh my goOdness,you have been working hard and what a transformation! Love the painted cladding! Have a good day,Julie x

kelly said...

WOW Mina what a transformation it has made.It looks lovely you must be thrilled with the results.

Jackie said...

It's looking fresh and beautiful, I love that floor :o)
Jackie xx

heidy said...

Wow what a transformation Mina,It looks so fresh!
XXX Heidy

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun you must be thrilled with this,it looks beautifully fresh now brilliant job hun hugs cherylxx

Diane said...

Wow, Mina! You're making such progress with your farmhouse and it's amazing the difference that a coat of white paint makes to that orange pine! I think you and Phil should be very proud of yourselves!
Diane x

Christine L said...

It's looking GOOD Mina.... those panels are so much nicer not being that nasty yellow pine... which I hate too! And your mirror and clock..... I'm jealous!!
Hugs
Christine x

Chrissy said...

You two work so hard and fast...you are gettig through this project ever so quickly, and it is looking fantastic.So clean and fresh, love the painted wood.
Awesome job.

Luv CHRISSYxx

My'scardcorner said...

Amazing difference Mina looks so clean and fresh now.Love the mirror and clock too and such bargains enjoy.
Myrax

cockney blonde said...

What a difference some paint makes. Its looking fab and I love your bargains. Looking forward to more photos, x

Exclusively by Mel said...

WOW Mina, I love it!!
The pine looks fab now. And I love the curved wall!!
What a transformation.
Love, Mel. xx

Ali said...

Ooh its coming along lovely -you must be dead chuffed xx

Mummylade said...

wow, looks so fresh and inviting!

Margreet said...

Love the mirror and the clock...it looks good and fresh, Mina...can almost smell it here...hehe...
xxx Margreet

Jane said...

I agree looking fabulous. Jane x
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Vicky said...

Ok I'm drooling over that mirror & clock they are sooooo up my street hun, the mirror is just gorgeous. I agree with you about orange pine I cant stand it, its erm very old fashioned but not in a good way if you know what I mean lol. The hallway looks fab hun & the cladding looks sooooooooo much better. I had orange pine cladding in a house I used to have, it was there when I moved in & it was like yours on the bottom half so the first thing I did was paint it lol.......cladding is usually put up to hide something like damp so I daren't take it doon lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Marion said...

Wow Mina, It is looking lovely. Love that mirror you got and what a bargain.
hugs
Marion

Nannieflash said...

Hi Mina its quite a journey your having refurbishing your farm house but each step is more spectacular than the last, and your hall is looking really bright and welcoming. Hugs Shirleyxxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Wow! What an amazing transformation, Mina! I think the cladding looks great painted and I love your recent purchases too. Do show us what you do with the mirror! Hugs, Lesley

Sherri said...

I love the transformation you have made already! The mirror & clock would go perfect in my own house! I have similar ones & lots of cream walls. I think we have much the same tastes! The floor looks lovely. There is nothing as exciting as a new look!

Craftyanny said...

Mina I'm so jealous of you in that lovely old farmhouse. Your making it into a gorgeous home.
Anne x

Sue said...

I love how the farmhouse is looking now.Your mirror will look just right there with the clock.
Hugs Sue xx

angelwhispers said...

You are both doing an amazing job!!! The cladding looks so different painted and I love the floor its divine!!!! Chanelle xxx

coops said...

wow mina, the farmhouse is looking fabulous.much prefer the cladding now its cream and the floor is gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Linda said...

Amazing what paint and soap and water can do. I'm so glad you and Phil had the vision to see the beauty in this farmhouse. I am so enjoying your journey. Thanks again for sharing.

Maris said...

hi mina how great those things and the cottitch is great, when can i come to visit ??? hihi

Julie M said...

Can't believe how fast you are decorating, Mina - please come and finish my house for me when you're done yours!!!

Julie x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Brilliant job Mina, it already looks fab, well done and thanks for sharing, Gay xxx

Barb said...

Mina, the farmhouse is looking beautiful! So cozy and warm, everything so fresh! How rewarding it must feel to take something that needs some TLC and make it new again. Well done!

Rufus said...

Amazing what some elbow grease and a few cans of paint can do, isn't it! Looking sooo much better! It's going to be so pretty and comfortable when you're done.
R/

Andrea C said...

Love it and your bargains, us crafters do like our bargains x

D K Crafts said...

Hi Mina. Great photographs, such a transformation. Definitely is going to be worth all the hard work. Donna

Lorraine said...

Wow, it looks great, Mina! Such a lot of work you have put into it - but the beautiful outcome will be well worth it!

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