Thursday, 18 October 2012

Doing up the Flat...

I am not sure if I have mentioned this before but we are currently saving to move.  As a part of the whole process we have been sprucing up the walls with a lick of paint and generally making a few improvements ready for viewings.

The carpet in our bedroom badly needs replacing due to many make-up spillages, a dropped iron and the fact that it is now 6 years old and has endured a puppy and a baby!  So yesterday I went off to Homebase to get myself some new laminate flooring!  When we first got Charlie we put laminate throughout the hallway and living room as we anticipated a few accidents while he was being house trained, and we still had a couple of packs leftover so we decided to go ahead and use the same flooring for the bedroom so we could make use of those, plus I think it will be much easier to keep fresh and clean for when we do start to have people come in to view the flat.  I have plans for a big fluffy rug to make the bedroom cosy underfoot!  I am lucky as my Dad can fit the laminate which will save me money and he can do this for me next week, I am so excited!

We also invested in some trunks for our shoes.  I love to keep my shoes in order and all in their original shoe boxes, as it helps to keep them from getting squashed.  Unfortunately my shoe addiction has meant that there is no more space for further shoe boxes and as they were stacked so high the bottom few were getting crushed anyway! So I have now separated the shoes into 3 trunks, Simon's, my flat shoes, my heels and kept my very best ones neatly in their boxes!  Although I was sad to see my shoe boxes go I have to say the flat did look instantly neater!

Our final purchase has been a new wardrobe!  This is the most exciting for me because when we moved into the flat my parents gave us my old wardrobe from when I lived at home.  It was one of those open, metal ones which at the time I thought was really funky but now I hate!  We have spent the last 6 years saying we would get a new wardrobe but never actually did, so I am so excited to have finally ordered one!  I will put up a picture when it arrives but here is the link Wardrobe There are a few reasons why I choose this wardrobe and why I am mega excited to get it!  Firstly, as I mentioned I am sick of the open wardrobes.  Also, the mirror I have is too heavy for our walls so I have had it leaning against the wall instead, it looks messy plus I have to stand well back to see what my whole outfit looks like!  Before Thomas was born I had my every day make and hair things in two beautiful teal glass bowls on my window sill, then when he could walk he started to put his stool up to the window sill and help himself!  Eventually one of the bowls got broken so to avoid him hurting himself I got rid of the other one and replaced them with cardboard CD boxes from Ikea, so now he cannot hurt himself, however he can still get his mitts on my make up and there has been a few casualties! So I am looking forward to having the 2 shelves on the wardrobe to put all my things!

It may seem a bit silly to have lived with the old set up for so log and change it around just before we intend to move but I hope that these changes will help with the sale, plus we can take it all with us, with the exception of the flooring!  We want to save up for another few months yet so we will get some use out of the new bedroom before we go anyway!

Have you made any home improvements lately? xx

This is what my hallway currently looks like!

The wardrobe to be replaced! I have taken off about half my clothes in this pic so you can tell I needed something neater!

2 of my new show trunks! The blackets and pillows won't be living on them permanently! 

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