The Room

Remember this photo?

IMG_4516I took it a couple of weeks ago of the one horrible room in my otherwise lovely home.  This house was split in to flats and this room was a kitchen.  You need to walk through this room and through a lean-to so you can get in to the garden.

I have moved from a much larger house and one that had plenty of storage space.  This house has no attic space, no study, no utility room and no cellar or basement.  So I needed to make this room a bit of a combination utility, study and storage room but also leave a clear path to the garden.P1080123How was that bright acid yellow ever popular?P1080124I will definitely need a plasterer.P1080125This looks like a war zone.P1080126P1080130I am hoping that when the old plaster board and pine cladding is removed, I will find the original architrave.P1080129I would like to preserve the sink and have it on a new cupboard.P1080128The ceiling definitely needs replacing; polystyrene is so last year (or 20 !).P1080127Two weeks and a lot of hard work, mess and dust later ……IMG_4516P1080139Rotten floorboards.P1080132The architrave emerges.P1080135P1080136It is very yellow though.P1080137It’s all there.P1080134…. Ta daa.P1080247That looks better – lots of storage space.P1080246I do like my new shelves.P1080251The original cupboard looks great now it’s been painted as does the fire place and the picture rail has been put back.P1080249I am looking forward to getting everything organised in here.P1080250I need to decide what to do with the lean-to as it is draughty and very unsightly.P1080252Hard to believe it is the same room.P1080253I have run out of money so can’t have the floor done yet and will get a rug to put down until I can get a set of reclaimed floorboards laid, sanded and waxed.P1080254I do confess I struggled with the untidiness, chaos and dust of this little project but I am delighted with the finished result.  It looks brilliant.  A huge thank you to Peter Laurense who did all the work apart from the plastering which he managed.  All I had to do was choose the units and counter top (from Howdens) and paint colour (F&B’s James White).  I highly recommend Peter and let me know if you want his details.  He is very pleasant to have around, works very hard and is really good at what he does.  Thank you Peter.

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in Hastings, East Sussex, with my son Harvey and dog, Milton. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I do not eat animal products so follow a vegan diet. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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4 Responses to The Room

  1. laura1952 says:

    WOW! What an amazing difference. Peter you did awesome! Enjoy the new space Zoe.

  2. Tina Harfield says:

    Looks brilliant Zoe tremendous transformation. Enjoy your new space.

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