Monday, February 20, 2012

Bathroom makeover

We painted the bathroom this weekend--it's a nice light blue now--and we also got our bathroom cabinet :) It's so nice having the room sorted out now!

We picked this nice porcelain & chrome style for our bathroom accessories (toilet roll holder, towel rail, toothbrush holder, etc.)
We have our living room shelving up now, too--it looks a bit busy right now, but we're still in the process of finding a place for everything.
Another gem from Poverty Aid UK--a TV stand for Richard's PC (our entertainment centre)

I love how the keyboard & mouse can be tucked away, but still accessible!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Our Valentine's Day dinner--spaghetti alla gambieri (seafood pasta) and Nigella's raspberry-chocolate cake! We had the champagne that our friends had given us at our engagement party, too.
The new Hemnes bed with its toile-on-toile bedding (and Cookie)
The Billy bookcase with glass doors & glass shelves

Cookie's favorite hiding spot :)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


This weekend we painted the living room! Here's Cookie in a final before picture...

It snowed on Saturday while we were out picking up paint--Otley looked great on Sunday morning

Even though she has a lovely new water bowl of her own, Cookie prefers drinking from my pint glass...We got this coffee table at a charity shop for £10 on Sunday.

We picked up the table at Poverty UK on Saturday, too--it was only £12.50!

Cookie approves of the new paint job

It's still brown, but it's about 5 shades lighter than the old paint job ("malt chocolate" instead of "stone pebble"). And it's actually complete all the way up to the ceilings! Success!
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