Makeover Monday

It’s been a while since I did a Makeover Monday post so here’s a bit of a recap on what we’ve been up to.

The office is done (ish).  We need to finish the floor but as I’ve said many many times before we’re going to do the entire house at one time so the room is as done as it’s going to be until then.  The room still needs to be “finished”. I have some artwork to frame and put up and I’m looking for a sleeper sofa.  The hutch desk used to  be in Squidge’s playroom but I think she’ll want to be in here when I am so thought I move her computer in here.  I’m thinking about painting it…. just not sure what color.




If you want to see what it looked like before you can see it here  …

We’ve now moved onto the hallway.  All the paper is stripped off the walls and ceilings.  I’ve stripped the paint off the front door and the stairs.  We’ve started filling in holes and I’ll be sanding tomorrow.  I’m waiting for our plasterer to fix the ceiling over the stairs- that bit where is curves up as you go up the stairs? Ya, that bit is all crumbly and the plaster is blown out. Its not a job we can do because of the curve so we’re bringing in an expert.  Once that’s done I can start painting.



Very bad pictures but you can see that it needs replastering. It’s scary the sins wallpaper hides!

I think we settled on Dulux Wild Primrose, it’s a pale yellow.


It’s the top left square, although I do like the one next to it (w/ the X) but I think it’s too pale…too magnolia. I’ve also stripped the door, just need to sand and repaint it.


I’m not going to strip the actual door as that is going… soon (please god let it be soon!)


  1. The Mad House
    September 20, 2011 /

    I love, love, love the hutch desk

    • Lindy
      September 26, 2011 /

      I love it too. I found it in a great shop near Squidge’s school. I drop in all the time and always find bargains. Desk cost £25. I picked up some really great dining room chairs for £50 (for 4). I loves me a bargain!!

  2. Mancais
    October 1, 2011 /

    I’m rather partial to the rug/carpet. Nice and cheery.