We are about to begin preparations for a spot of decorating - hall, stairs and landing and main bedroom.
I managed to drag Jon into a carpet shop last week to start and get some ideas of colour.
The current hall, stairs and landing carpet is a shade of beige and the walls are citrus.
We want a change, the carpet is unpractical and has seen better days. (Understatement of the year!)
We both decided on a grey - a speckled type.
All woodwork/doors brilliant white and all door furniture to be changed - from brass to chrome.
Looking back I found this account of the last time we decorated - it was 2008, so 5 years for the carpet, with the traffic we have in the hall with our animals is good going!
Meanwhile, back in the house, I had my own DIY project on the go.
Over a period of a few months, working with my sister in law Maureen we transformed a dingy hallway, stairs and landing from this....