Thursday, April 20, 2017

Easter in the Garden - Phase 1

The garden has needed a tidy and some love for  while now, so since the kitchen and bathroom have both been done - and we've had some spare time over Easter with the boy in nursery we've cracked on with phase 1 - reclaiming land and lawn edging. Inspired by this Pinterest pin

We've used wood gathered from various projects as lawn edging - we looked at the rolled wood stuff or the bamboo stuff and none of it seemed like us -and there's quite a bit of lawn to edge. So a bonus that it was free asides from a couple of tester pots to liven it up.

I also wanted to sort out the seating a little bit - we do have quite a big table and chairs, but often that's a bit big for a glass of wine and some nibbles. 

 so the ever talented Mr. Wearn used some scaffolding planks left over from the kitchen bookshelf to make us a garden bench.

and we've added an Asda bistro set to have a smaller set up in the area we've reclaimed from a giant bush, unused mini greenhouse and hacking back the sage.

Phase 2 involves painting the fences and shed and reseeding the lawn - but I did also unearth some pots I can use out in the front garden too. Now we just need some sunshine.

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus!!

As the annual St. David's Day picture tradition is strong in school across Wales, but we don't live in Wales, I always make a point of taking a photo of Brit, in a relevant top (and it appears blue jeans) every year.

This years photo

Super handily for us the new Primark in town randomly had Welsh flag t-shirts in so I didn't have to scour the internet or hope Pete was gigging in Wales at some point before March the 1st.

2015, 2016 for comparison

Awwwm look how he's grown xx

Friday, January 06, 2017

#WearnBathroomMakeover - Daylight bulbs don't kid around

We're on the home straight now, walls are painted (with a few bits left to sort) and the brilliant white sets off the tiles fantastically - and the art from Quantum Prints looks fantastic

Last bits of painting, the skirting, the shelves for the alcove (and Pete was so proud he only needed to buy one bit of wood, since his wood hoarding has paid off) and a cabinet to hold towels etc so Saturday hold a trip to IKEA on it's cards to buy either this one
 or this one
(if you have a preference let me know on twitter - I'm too tired to make any more decisions)

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

#WearnBathroomMakeover - Festivities stop play but there's work to be done

So, the fitters were all done and dusted just before Christmas - the bath & shower combo, sink and toilet are all in and working - and we've been getting used to the space a little bit more. We've plumped for two shower curtains and some of the excellent Croydex Press'N'Lock products to make it usable - the joy of having tiles everywhere is the suction pads work really well. They look smart too.

So now we just need to paint it, add shelves into the alcove and add skirting boards and a linen cupboard of sorts but the difference in the space, and the feel of the room is amazing.