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:

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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.


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

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

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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:

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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.

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

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

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The stainless steel bin holds our recycling.

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

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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.

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




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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.)




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19 August 2017

Lichen and moss

Lichen 1

Lichen 2

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Lichen 4

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Moss

Obligatory feet shot


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18 August 2017

Seeds

Alien

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Seed bundle

Seed head

Seeds


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17 August 2017

Bumper

Bumper


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16 August 2017

Morning light

Morning light


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15 August 2017

Daphne

Daphne 1

Daphne 2

Daphne 3

Daphne 4

Daphne 5


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