Wednesday, 29 June 2011

My new hall rendered Mum Speechless!

I cannot tell you how delighted this makes me. We have worked hard on it, I mostly in a design capacity and Paul in the do everything else capacity! It has gone from this:

in it's beigy insipidness to this:

monochromatic beauty!

The carpet is the piece de resistance and well worth the price we paid for it, it goes along the top hallway too and that has also been painted white so it is nice and bright up there. We now have real wow factor as you open the door!

Next step: The Front Door... uff! I have secret things to do this week but after that it is operation make the door presentable!

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Phoebe and Clara test Ikea Wardrobes...

So last night the girls were meant to be upstairs getting ready for bed (yeah right, I got sick of them whinging downstairs so sent them up so I could ignore them for a bit!). Much giggling was happening... and then it all went suspiciously quiet. This is never, EVER good!

So I gave them a few minutes (I knew it was wishful thinking they had actually gone to bed and fallen asleep) and went up. No children in Phoebe's room or Clara's room. Interesting. No children in the bathroom or my bedroom... even more interesting.

Then I heard a very slight giggle in Clara's room. Very suppressed and silenced as soon as it started. Absentmindedly I opened Clara's wardrobe and found both of them sat in there with the biggest grins on their faces! Phoebe has been on a mission to find a brilliant hiding place for months but usually can't contain her giggles and gives herself away!

So if you are interested a Hensvik Wardrobe (from Ikea) shelving will hold around 4 stone on it! I know Ikea test things rigorously but I do wonder if they test them for that weight! I wish I had taken a picture but I was worried about it breaking as they had been in there a while and I didn't have my camera to hand!