Then we ripped up the carpet and Michael laid a wooden floor. We took a Sunday morning trip to Ikea (the only way to do it, be there for it opening, book kids into play area, run round getting everything before it gets busy, pay before the world, his wife and his four annoying, bickering, badly behaved children get to the checkouts, collect our kids while M loads the car then go back in for cheapo breakfast! Lovely!). We got some shelves and a wee TV unit (and some face-cloths, cork pot stands, batteries etc – because, you know, it’s Ikea!) came home and Michael put up the shelves while I built the TV unit (I got a good deal!)
I have to get my nice books out of the garage for the shelves. We do have more than one book! The picture by itself on the wall is the view we woke up to on Christmas morning the year before last when we were at my friend Lynn’s lovely cabin in Aviemore.
There are a few things still to be done. It’s all a bit more cable-y than we would like but we need to get longer extension leads etc. We also need to get a dark wood coffee and side table and finally, replace the sofa or find one the same as the one we have and get them both recovered but apart from that I LOVE IT!!
It is so lovely to walk into the house and feel that this room is ‘us’. It was only once it was all done that we realised that it is the same colours we first painted our house in Windsor Drive ….