This is an entry I've been meaning to work on but never got around doing. It's to put up pictures of this house when we first moved in and contrast it with some pictures we've taken with some hardwork and a pinch of TLC.
First is Living Room 1. Old fashioned sofa, worn-out curtains, very cold carpet.
And this is what it looks like with some touch-ups. We put in a cream coloured remnant carpet (got at bargain price on Boxing Day: huzzah!!) to make the room look lighter and bigger.
Then, Living Room 2 (aka: computer and all-in-one room). The sofa initially covered the heater (what's the point??).
And, with goods from carboot sale and Boxing Day sales, this is a simpler lay out we've got.
Next, the toilet - urgh, and double urgh... This was Mr.D's project. We strongly take our toilets seriously. Mr.D changed the flooring mat so naturally, he had to take out the board covering the bathtub to slide the mat in. Guess what he found? A dead rat as hard as stone! Don't worry, no rat in this pict...
So, with a change of toilet seat and some accessories from the carboot (all bought at 50p or less), we gave the toilet a little bit of character (notice the boys' ninja turtle hanging on the light pull?).
My kitchen was another disaster! The walls, ceiling, fridge, cooker, cabinets were all covered with a THICK layer of oil. I tried scrubbing it off with my usual Cif and some hot water. It didn't budge. Got some help from Mr.Muscle, and it finally went away - good riddance! It still needs some work but at least I'm happy it's grease free!
I realised that I didn't take as much pictures as I thought I did, before we claimed this house ours (well, rented of course). I should have taken more pictures from all angles, for easy comparison later. The bedrooms were only taken partially, thus can't really compare it to anything we have now. Will probably work on the angles we had taken previously and take new picts in the same funny angles.
Meanwhile, you're all most welcome to drop by.