Thursday, 14 May 2015

Chaos and Cupboards

So a fortnight ago, I wrote that I was moving house, and at that point I hadn't yet picked up a box...and now we're in!
 What a roller coaster it has been. Moving with a tiny 'wannabe toddler' just finding their feet is no task for the faint hearted I tell you! Last time I was moving whilst 8 months pregnant...I learnt both these lessons the hard way. I wave my flag, I am staying put.

So after the boxes being houses themselves, drums, chairs, hats, trampolines and many other objects (other than a box) they finally were filled, and moved to their new place of residence (some still waiting to be unpacked.) The furniture is also in and up, after plenty of dissembling and reassembling. Walls have been painted with help from a painting fairy (my mum) who spent in total approximately 24 hours up and down a ladder with me, in order to make this little house a home.

  I honestly would not have made it to this point without any help. I am the queen of doing everything myself, but I have quickly learnt that when you have a little living being as your main priority, you have to let go of a little control. I can't say I was happy to let go... but needs must, and Wholla, I've handed back my old keys, everything's here, and I'm not too far off schedule!  
Surrounded by chaos and cupboards, room plans awry,  couch-less and losing my mind; yet one day at a time I am getting closer to my desired results.

So far...

The 'nursery' has been painted in Dulux silk 'blue reflection' I am happy with the colour, yet would have preferred a matt finish...  however, sticky fingers have priority!

My room, I have painted 'Crushed Aloe' a gorgeous calming green, it's fresh and airy and only needed one coat!  I absolutely love my woodland view (from almost every window!) and this green really compliments the scenery, bringing the outside in.

The lounge... well this is an interesting one, I chose to mix my own paint, as I couldn't get my desired shade in a silk finish... (greasy palms/sticky fingers problem again) the first coat went on, and it was what most would describe as 'light black.' (Even Abigail Ahern would have been worried) yet luckily enough, after a rough sleep and a remix of the paint; (tutorial to follow) the finished colour is a deep teal, with a dark duck egg on 2 walls. 

What do you think?

I've also been spray painting Ikea Ung Drill picture frames (better late than never on that bandwagon) and white washing bookcases...what would I do without nap time!? Oh and thank you Waybaloo!

More Progress updates to follow!


  1. Well done, you are getting there! Soon will be all finished and you will need a new project! love The Painting Fairy!

  2. Project Life hopefully...Being Mamma! x