The mid-landing project is still underway though coming together nicely. So far I can tick off:
- Home Improvement 20: Fill in holes and paint walls and ceiling white on mid-landing
- Home Improvement 21: Paint all skirting boards, doors, door frames and shelf on mid-landing
- Home Improvement 22: Take down all old photos/prints and put up new/reallocated ones
- Home Improvement 23: Buy and put up key rack
This means I am nearing the halfway point for my 50 Home Improvements! The fact that so much has been done is largely down to a huge amount of effort from Dad who has also been doing extras like doing some extraordinary cleaning/polishing of the brass door handles which now quite literally look like new.
I’ve got a day booked off on Friday but it is meant to be a day for doing, not for lazing. I’ve already written my meal plan for next week plus a bumper sized list of things to stock up on (sure to be a terrifyingly large bill) so I’ll try to get the big shop out of the way fairly early on in the day. I suspect the rest of the day will be given over to, yes you guessed it, more decluttering and moving thigns around. I need to have a good sort through all of the things that have been stashed on the mid-landing as well as having a real ‘go’ at the second bedroom. Until we’ve figured something else out I’;m going to have to keep a lot of my books where they are. However, I can start clearing out the built in wardrobe and make another attempt at clearing the bureau.
I went to order the table (I mentioned this ages ago) from IKEA and was amazed that a small gate-leg table could come with a £35 delivery charge. I could understand it if it was something large like a sofa! Husband and I have decided that we might as well spend the money on fuel and go and get it ourselves. This means we could have a look at a couple of other things, like chairs, that we also need. I’m not sure when we’ll actually get around to going but hopefully we’ll manage it in the next month.
Advice on any of the below would be gratefully received!
Does anybody out there have any thoughts on /experience of IKEA cots? I assume they meet current guidelines and so on but if anyone has actually bought one or knows someone that has and has any pearls of wisdom I’m all ears!
Also, I’m contemplating getting a house plant for a particular corner of my living room. The trouble is, the area doesn’t get any sunlight at any point during the day and I don’t want to get something that is just going to die after a few weeks. And I don’t want any more cacti! Does any one know of a nice plant, fairly small, that does well in a darkish corner?!