The floors are done…

So Mr B and I decided about a month ago that we hated the carpets in our new place and in fact weren’t that keen on carpets full stop. So I looked around for a machine to do the sanding and found this fantastic place in London where they provide ‘dustless’ floor sanders which prevent 99.9% of the dust coming out making it a much less painful exercise when sanding your floors! I was skeptical (how unusual) and others doubted (mentioning no names) and we had to go to Ealing to pick them up but they were so worth the effort. Unbelievably loud and Mr B and are still not hearing properly, just keep shouting at each other 😉 but the people at the sanding place were really friendly and helpful and the equipment did the job superbly so I am very chuffed with our two days of solid hard work – it was dust free but not effort free! We sanded with 4 grades of paper, filled gaps, varnished, sanded between coats and generally ruined the general condition of our knees but I think that our floors look awesome 🙂 Worth all the hard work…

 

Hall floor, we're putting coir matting by the door

Hall floor, we're putting coir matting by the door

Dining room

Dining room

Entrance to lounge

Entrance to lounge

Bay window in lounge

Bay window in lounge

Now we’ve just got a lot of work to do decorating and our house will be lovely 🙂 Grey blue in the lounge, pale grey in the hall, dining room and kitchen and then bright green in the bathroom which we are hopefully doing this weekend. It’ll all be nicely finished in time for Christmas I hope!

We’ve got the sofa coming on Friday though which is what I’m most looking forward to as we’ve not had one for the last 4 months, since selling our massive one as it would never have fit in the new house. So from Friday I will mostly be comatose on my new purchase from IKEA…

karlstad-two-seat-sofa

karlstad-two-seat-sofa

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