29 January 2008

Touring the upstairs

I'm glad you enjoyed the tour of the downstairs! Thanks to those who commented, you are sweet. Now for the upstairs. The first room upstairs is the bathroom. We installed the dark wood blind as there was nothing at the window and I didn't want to shock the neighbours.

I also got the mirror I wanted and it was on sale! The air vent above it doesn't work and has in fact been blocked up with expanding foam so we will eventually take it out and plaster over the hole. I still need to get a brown soap dispenser.

We added two towel rails in the alcove. The blue box you see is the third towel rail that we will install above the radiator and level with the one on the right.

We love our huge walk-in shower! It's a rare thing over here in England.

I plan to hang a clock above the end of the bath and pictures along the long wall.

The storage cupboard is just a Billy bookcase from Ikea. I may fancy it up a little with some moulding one day. I still need to get brown baskets for the shelves and another set of towels. Oh, and I also want to get a Frog Pod for the kids' toys, but can't bring myself to spend what it costs.

This is the half-landing between the bathroom (the door you can see) and the bedrooms.

Standing in the bathroom door facing the bedrooms - that's the boys' bedroom on the left.

The landing in front of our bedroom, where our laundry sits. Hmm, methinks I'll be working on doing some laundry today. The stairs then lead upward to the penthouse suite - Grant's parents' portion of the house (no pics.)

The next room is the boys' bedroom. I bought their beautiful new bunk beds from a store on eBay and I love them. We originally put the two beds seperate into the room but decided the boys would love the novelty of a bunk so we put them together. I like that we can have them either way.

And look at the perfect bedding I found for £6 (that's around $12) at Asda!

We installed an Ikea Pax wardrobe.

Last night I ironed, hemmed and hung their curtains (plain off-white.) We installed the white wood blind.

This half of the room looks really empty but it's nice that way - the boys can spread out their toys and play.

Okay, onto our wonderful bedroom. We absolutely love it, it is so big (about 19ft x 17ft.) I'll add some curtains to soften the windows. We also installed these white wood blinds. And yes, I need a bed valance.

We love the white Pax wardrobes from Ikea. We simply installed them straight across the alcove even though it goes further back behind half of them. The door leads to the ensuite shower room.

The view from the wardrobes. The treadmill is lurking behind the door. We plan on getting a white chest of drawers for each side of the bed and making a headboard.

I'm not sure what I'll do with the tv, which is only in our room for us to watch when we're on the treadmill. I hate it there, but there's nowhere else for it. I'll figure something out.

*Sigh* I love our windows.

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