I hope you’re all doing okay.
It’s been a funny old time hasn’t it being told to stay at home for weeks on end. It really makes you look at all the things you appreciate about your home and all of the things that you’d like to change.
*Disclaimer – This is a collaborative post. All words and thoughts are my own*
We decided we wanted to paint our daughters bedroom and make it feel more personal for her so this is the first project that was started in our house during lockdown. It won’t be long until it’s finished. Our four year old Zara has been struggling to sleep alone since everything happened and we hope she will love her new room enough to sleep in it once it’s completed. When we removed the wallpaper we noticed so many cracks in the walls. My partner Reuben has been filling in all the cracks with polyfiller. Those white marks you can see in the photos are all of the holes and cracks that have been filled in. Zara asked for a pink bedroom with lots of rainbows. So this is what she will get! She’s asked for a dream catcher and I’ve seen a really cute one on amazon that would be perfect. I’ve also chosen some prints from some lovely small independent businesses that will make the finishing touches in our daughters bedroom.
We’ve also been onto the estate agents since we moved into our house last July as we have a very odd kitchen. We’ve been living with two round sinks right next to each other. Which wouldn’t be so bad if the tap actually reached each sink, the water from the tap drops in between the two sinks and goes into the cupboards and onto the floor which also needs replacing now. This week the work has started and we cleared everything out of our kitchen! (Who knew we had so many things) The builders who came to fix it said our kitchen sink and unit must be at least 30 years old, and it did look like it was too. This will be finished in the next day or so and I will come and update this post to show you all. I can’t say it’s my favourite past time washing my dishes in the bath but once the new sink is fitted I will be so happy!
Our last lock down project is our dining room, we had some left over grey kitchen paint from when we painted the living room towards the end of last year. (We chose kitchen paint as we have a cheeky monkey who sometimes draws on the walls and it’s way more durable) we’ve just stocked up and bought some more grey paint to finish off the room, some white emulsion for the coving and white gloss to do the skirting boards with. If we owned our house I would love to have an extension on our kitchen as it’s quite small and I would love to have a dishwasher. I also like the thought of looking at conservatories to make another big space for our family. One day in the future we can have our dream.
We’ve had quite a tough and emotional time during lockdown. We’ve been ridden with anxiety over what’s going on around us, our children are suffering from not being able to socialise and we’ve recently lost my big sister which has left us devastated. Our house project is a nice distraction from everything. My other half Reuben has remained on furlough as he works in a restaurant and so we would like to get these things finished before he gets called in to work. He definitely won’t have time to do these things when he’s working again so we are making the most of his time off. We’ve been spending time as a family, together as a couple and enjoying each other’s company more since he’s been off work. This is the first house we’ve lived in since moving out from my mums house. We then moved to a flat without a garden and this house really is beginning to feel like our home.
I will come back to this post once everything is complete so that you guys can see the finished product.
Have you had any home projects during lockdown? I would love to hear about it!