It’s been almost eight long exhausting months of dirt, sweat, dust, cuts, bruises and broken nails, two months without heating during the coldest of the winter months, one month for the planning permission to be approved to replace the window to french doors and some heavy lifting and back breaking positions. Oh and not forgetting the gruesome tiling/grouting and my prune like wrinkle finger tips from cleaning and being constantly in water, to getting such a fright when we were fixing the light switches, when our mobile phone started to ring and we both got such a fright, that Mr S banged his head on the wall unit and I screamed and thought I got an electric shock and knocked some pliers which dropped onto my foot…..ouch!!
FINALLY….we can stand back, admire and contemplate on our first experience of home renovation.
Now you can see why I hate tiling and grouting? Although each tile measured 50mm each, they came on a sheet with 25 tiles which made it much easier but the grouting was a killer!!! The tiles had to be the right shade of blue, not too dark, not too pale and it was one heck of a chore to try and find the right shade…..they say blue tiles are rare and not very popular?? I had to find the right extractor fan that had some glass to match the wall units. You can call me picky but when it comes to things like this, I am really picky and it has to be perfect. don’t know whether thats a good or bad thing.
…and what about the curtains you all picked for me? Well, they are so so peeerrrffect.
I am so so exhausted from this project, so tired and I am aching, I am really aching, my poor fingernails, my poor foot and my bruises, I need a long long holiday 🙂 I really pushed myself to the limit, but I think it was worth it, you think so?
Anyone care to join me for tea or coffee? Don’t forget your knitting! I so wish you could all come, what fun!! I can dream tonight…..a happy dream 🙂