DIY or GYFTDI
So week one is over and I have achieved a lot this week (well my family did). It was less about 'do it yourself' and more about 'get your family to do it'. From unpacking boxes and sorting out kitchen utensils through to painting the dining room, the family played a major part in getting me settled into the project ahead.
The green wall in the dining room is now half way through an 'almond essence' overhaul. There is a power socket in this room that doesn't work so I will need to look into that. For now I won't need to use it, so that's on the back-burner. The other three walls have been painted in Leyland Almond Essence paint which was on clearance. It's given the room a lovely warmth from the original white walls.
Unfortunately the fridge has to stand in the dining room until the Utility Room is built. I am considering removing the doors of the cupboards in the dining room and then using the shelves to make either shelves or other items for the house.
The dining room floor needs some attention. It is a cheap laminate floor and where it has not been installed correctly, there are boards that slip and slide in and out of their joints. Although I don't have a budget to repair the floor, I am sure there will be something I can do around the edges of the room to ensure there is less slipping. The lovely light fitting is from Ikea and the dining room table and chairs are from Oak Furniture Land. They have just discontinued this range and so I got a bit of a bargain. £450 for 6 chairs and the extendable table.
The large fabric artwork is from my trip to Mumbai in 2017. It will be taking pride of place on the wall once I am happy the room doesn't need another coat of paint.