4 September 2017

Hallway makeover

Here's how our hallway looked when we first moved in - very plain with cream painted walls and an old gas heater that wasn't in use (this is the view from the front door:

 photo hall 19_zpsnlp3xrac.jpg

I painted the walls with Dulux paint in the colour Manorburn Double, installed a shiplap-style wall, painted the frame of a mirror frame that I had, and added some decor.

 photo hall 01_zps1oeowlcc.jpg

 photo hall 02_zpskpa1nqd7.jpg

 photo hall 11_zps21lby7kq.jpg

I painted the inside of the front door dark grey, a Dulux colour called Castlecliff.

 photo hall 12_zpsotvbnhiw.jpg

 photo hall 02_zpskpa1nqd7.jpg

 photo hall 13_zpsumsozafu.jpg

 photo hall 15_zpse21fii7q.jpg

This is next to the front door. I made it from a thrifted board, a pipe bracket, and an antique bottle:

 photo hall 14_zpsxzt2obaa.jpg

If you stand where the mirror is and turn to the left there is another section of hallway at the back of the house. It was just a plain corridor when we moved in:

 photo hall 18_zpseyt2paua.jpg

The plank wall extends the length of this corridor and I painted the rest of the walls in the same grey paint. I also designed and installed some hanging racks for our laundry, and made a sock hanger from a piece of wood that I found in the garden.

 photo hall 16_zpspztt98nc.jpg

This picture is taken from the other end of the corridor, where the kitchen is:

 photo hall 03_zpsrvece4pu.jpg

 photo hall 04_zps6ladb0b3.jpg

 photo hall 17_zpsejqgr9e3.jpg

I mixed up some aqua paint using acrylic paint tubes from the dollar store, and painted the back door.

 photo hall 05_zpsp8d5vfuv.jpg

The stainless steel bin holds our recycling.

 photo hall 06_zpshrvfydk8.jpg

The bookcase holds half of my shoe collection and some cleaning supplies.

 photo hall 07_zpsytkrmdxp.jpg

I made light fittings from candle holders from The Warehouse - I took out the glass insert, turned them upside down and drilled a hole for the light fixture.

 photo hall 08_zpsxxhhillf.jpg

 photo hall 09_zpsiztnppch.jpg

 photo hall 10_zps8mnp5qow.jpg

 photo hall_zpsyd9krwrq.jpg

Here is a video of the full tour - click here if it's not showing up below:

Pin It

1 September 2017

2017 Books - August

I read 3 books and listened to 1 audiobook this month.

If a book makes it to this list on my blog, you can assume I enjoyed and would recommend it (unless otherwise noted) - if I'm not enjoying a book, I stop reading it and move onto the next one. Life's too short and there are too many great books in the world to waste time reading ones that I don't enjoy! (Contains affiliate links.)   

Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor

Seven Stones to Stand or Fall: A Collection of Outlander Fiction by Diana Gabaldon

The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty

Scenes from a Smallholding by Chas Griffin

If you'd like to see me talking about the books you can watch the video below (or click here if it's not appearing embedded.)

Pin It

19 August 2017

Lichen and moss

Lichen 1

Lichen 2

More garden macros 13

Lichen 4

More garden macros 15


Obligatory feet shot

Pin It

18 August 2017



More garden macros 08

Seed bundle

Seed head


Pin It

17 August 2017



Pin It

16 August 2017

Morning light

Morning light

Pin It

15 August 2017


Daphne 1

Daphne 2

Daphne 3

Daphne 4

Daphne 5

Pin It
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...