Project completed!

Well, my two week deadline for the mid-landing area is nearly up and we’ve managed to get everything done! It is an awkward space so I couldn’t really take a proper photo but still…

We’ve done all of the following:

  • Repainted the ceiling and walls
  • Painted a huge amount of woodwork including four door frames, two doors,a small shelf and skirting boards (plus a few funny little bits)
  • Mended and painted a small table bought years ago in a junk shop
  • Completely decluttered the area (previously a dumping ground)
  • Replaced the tatty paper lamp shade with a fresh new new one
  • Bought and put up a key rack
  • Taken down all of the old photos and frames
  • Put up a ‘new’ picture
  • Scrubbed scuff marks/drops of old paint from floorboards
  • Cleaned up and polished the door handles

I’m really pleased with how this area looks now – very fresh, clean and tidy. Unfortunately, you can’t really see the key rack properly in the photo above. I love it; it is made from slate and the hooks are actually bent pieces of vintage cutlery. I bought it through Amazon but you can also buy one direct from for the slightly cheaper price of £15 (though I don’t what they charge for P&P).

In the end we bought:

  • Key rack £16.50
  • Two artifical flowers £3.25 each
  • Paper lampshade £3.99

Total spend: £23.74

By searching in the back of cupboards (and those of my parents!) we found and used the following which we didn’t have to go out and buy:

  • Paintbrushes
  • Filler
  • Roller and tray
  • White emulsion
  • White woodwork paint
  • A small white vase (for the flowers)
  • A frame from IKEA (found in a drawer during the decluttering, still in its wrapper)
  • A pretty postcard bought ages ago in Paperchase (which went in the IKEA frame – see photo)
  • A soapstone budda ornament

I’m really pleased that we managed to get this done using a combination of things we already had and a few new things that have made all the difference. Home Improvement 24 can be added to the list – a completely redecorated and reorganised mid-landing, finishing touches and all! All I’ve got to do now is decide what needs to be done next…

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6 thoughts on “Project completed!

  1. Frugal Trenches

    woo hoo!! well done you!! 🙂

  2. So pretty! Absolutely love it!

  3. apieceofwood

    Well done, it looks fab!

  4. brilliant! it looks fab too!

  5. Great job! It’s so nice to get a project completed. (Had a look at that online shop and has some very lovely things)

  6. This is great – looks fantastic 🙂

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