Phase 1 & 2 of the 47 things to complete challenge
1) Repaint the house
2) Convert back end of Kitchen into the Snug
Things never seem to go as easy as you may wish, you always get that unsuspecting hick up to throw the spanner in the works and the Snug challenge was to be no different.
Painting the walls white was the easiest thing, the roller glided over the walls, the transformation was instant against the 12 year old magnolia walls’ the room had such a wonderful brightness to it, just as if someone had flicked on the light.
Once the walls and the ceiling were dry I was only too eager to rehang the wall unit with its contents, push the settee back into place, for they had been temporarily housed in our lounge and space was in short supply.
The only alterations I required was for the wall unit to be lowered 10cm down and 5cm to the right, easy enough! So Friday night after work Mr DC and I got to hanging it. We stood back to admire our handy work, only to gasp in horror as for some inexplicable reason we had managed to hang the unit at a non-level angel , you certainly couldn’t of rested a cup of tea on it and expected it to stay there. Unfortunately I was forbidden to take photographic evidence of our new masterpiece, so I’m afraid on this occasion you’ll need to take my word for it.
I should have known then that things were not going to go to plan that weekend.
Saturday Morning the team get together
Discussing what is needed to be done.
Measurements taken and drinks were made
The first hole was made and ……….. We hit water 😦
Emergency measures were taken all water turned off in the house, no central heating water, no boiler water and no utilities water a very big hole and a small amount of blue tack and then Stuffed with cloth.
A dash into town for a repair kit
When we moved the cloth to survey the damage things had gone from bad to worst
Trying to clamp the pipe before putting the attachment on
Attachment in place
Please note that the pipe is not going horizontal but in a diagonal direction (Bad house builders) :@
Needed to make something pretty to recover from the all the un-prettyness
Sunday – Wall filled, repainted and able to start again 🙂
Pretty colours added to unit
Every Snug needs a Cat
The only problem now with the Snug, is being able to use it, for it is now very rarely unoccupied, between the No 1 Son & Girlfriend, Boo Skping her friends and the Favourite Son escaping to spend time gaming on his laptop, Mr DC and I only manage to squeeze a quick half hour before bedtime, cup of tea and a chat to catch up on the day’s events.
But at least it looks pretty.
Challenge No 3 – the Diet starts here
Lots of Love
Sam x 🙂