Wednesday, November 5

Quiet on the home front!

It is Wednesday and the house is quiet. The decorator has been here for 2 days and the bedroom is finished.

The view is as good as ever but the green emulsion sets the scene. It's F&B - same as the kitchen. We now use acrylic eggshell as it is so practical and easily washes - a must when we have 2 large german shepherds.

New door handles finish off the job, re-positioned - not a sign of the previous furniture removal.

and then there is my washstand - isn't it lovely. It was my dad's grandmas - think the white sets it off.

The curtain pole is going up any day, carpet will be fit next Wednesday - we chose it yesterday. I would have preferred to have it fit sooner, being the impatient person I am, but this is something I have no control over. I do however have something to keep me quiet.......

Last year I bought this fabric.... sufficient to make some 84" drop curtains for the main bedroom. I was going to enlist the help of my neighbour but here we are a year later and I have been too busy to do anything...

then........a bargain came along.

A pair of 90" drop x 90" width pencil pleat ( so plenty of gather) fully lined curtains  caught my eye.
Price I hear you ask? £35!!!!!!!!!! Next Clearance. The colours are very similar to the Jane Churchill
fabric in fact they match better. SO.......the next few days will see me altering the length and hanging them in our bedroom. I figured I would spend £35 on rufflette and lining for the fabric - so that is going on ebay and I am hoping I get what I paid for it.
Quite a bargain eh?
Watch this space.
My Q contribution for ABC Wednesday.


  1. It's looking great. I love the washstand and the new curtains look fab. Can't wait to see the finished room. It must be satisfying now it is all coming together.

  2. Well done on the bargain curtains! Do you really need to make new linings? Perhaps there will be enough fabric left over for cushions, table topper or bed runner to keep the coordinated look?
    I know it's easy to get impatient with projects when you are on a roll but, it will soon all be done, then you'll have to find something else to occupy your spare time lol! xxx

  3. I love a bargain and your curtains are fab. The view is lovely too, jealous (slightly!) Amanda x

  4. All this makes me think we really must pay you a visit to see it all when you have finished.

  5. Great bargain on beautiful fabric ~ Love your quiet photo ~ Beautiful and lovely redo on your home!

    Happy Week to you!
    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  6. Adore your green. It is these nice soft shades that really change color as the day goes on.
    Your curtains will look fabulous in this room.
    The view is outstanding !

    cheers, parsnip

  7. Always want to know what's up w Mrs. N!

  8. That IS a bargain. It's all looking lovely....x

  9. Such a great view firstly...And then isn't it satisfying to pick up things, carefully select them for our homes?

    Random Thoughts Naba..Dear Central Incisors


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