Sunday, 24 April 2011
Happy Easter everyone!!
I took this picture of Olivia's eggs in her new room, giving people a sneak peek of all my hard work this last few weeks. I have to be honest we have had the new bed for 8 months but something always got in the way of me starting the room. Decorating a room to appeal to a 5 year old and 20 year old is quite a task.
I started by ripping up the carpet and preparing the floor boards. Steff my eldest wanted white floor boards. After sanding filling etc I decided to test a patch of the floor with white gloss, Big Mistake!! after a week I stood on the floor and it all started coming off!! Another trip to B&Q and I bought proper floor board paint £35.00 a tin! When I arrived home and I did my calculations I was going to need a few tins. I decided to take the paint back and buy a carpet. Lucky for me both girls like it.
The walls were a total mess after removing about 4 layers of wall paper so I had to line them first. I have chosen white to keep the room bright. Building the bed was fun, I was apprehensive opening the box as after having it 8 months it was tough if anything was wrong with it. The bed is a white wood double bed with a single on the top (a lot bigger than we thought).
I still have mattresses and a blind to buy but its getting there. Steff wanted some bunting on the wall, I made my own which I don't think is too bad for a first attempt.
When the room is finished I will do a post and show u my hard work (for anyone who is wondering your right my husband is useless at DIY so its all down to me).
Well I hope everyone is having a lovely time, doing lots of lovely things.
Guess what my four will be asking for when they wake up? You guessed it !Chocolate! Only if they eat their dinner.