Removed slate tiles and stripped hearth.
Painted wall above fireplace. It had got very dirty and looks great now.
Reorganised and cleaned the back door area.
Cleared the kitchen sink and windowsill area, cleaned windows and re-potted some dying plants. Threw away dead plants.
Bought a £5 corner shelf. Sanded, painted and distressed it (Boo! You horrible shelf!!) and used for cookbooks. Re-organised parts of bookshelf to get out cookbooks and put on small shelf and shelf nearer the kitchen.
Cleaned out and re-organised the bathroom cupboard.
And the under-sink cupboard!
The hoover also broke this week. It is a Dyson and they are supposed to be the best hoovers. So they say. I have a hand-held Dyson which is very good. However, the big one never properly picked up cat hair like it said it should, was very heavy to manoeuvre and also very noisy. I bought the cheapest hoover on offer in Argos and it is fine so far. It picks up cat hair! It is really pathetically tiny but I think if I look after it by cleaning its little filters it should last a while.
Today I found a small shelf unit minus its shelves-it was on the street next to the person's bin. People leave stuff out for other people to take-I hope! I will paint it the same colour as the other shelves. Not sure where it will go but it will be useful.
Anyway, this is all very long-winded isn't it? I have also been making lots of things recently but will talk about those another day as I have gone on long enough!
£5 shelves. They are actually quite good quality and were easy to paint as they unscrew.
You can see the colour a bit better with the flash.
After-with loads of cookbooks on!
Fireplace before. I liked the green, but I couldn't find another similar one. I chose a colour called 'Hemp Beige' instead which sounds very dull. It is a similar colour to the kitchen units so seems to bring the room together.
The tiles have gone. Ready to strip!
I even stuck the tail back onto Andy's plaster poodle!