Thursday, November 25, 2010

Flooring

One of the last big jobs in our renovations has begun - the laying of the new floor downstairs.
We have chosen a relatively new product on the market. It is a bamboo floating floor, and it is covering all the miss matched pieces of flooring that have resulted from previous additions to the house, and the holes and patches resulting from the removal of walls during the past 5 months.
We chose bamboo because is solid (14mm thick), it is hard/durable (equivalent to a hardwood floor), and it is a sustainable product.

Having the floor laid today has forced me upstairs to read. A luxury!
This week I have taken some LSL (4 days) and have painted for 22 hours over the past two days in a desperate attempt to finish before the floor arrived. I almost succeeded. Just trims and a few touch-ups needed now.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Shoe Organisation

I love shoes. I love my shoes.
But sometimes I forget that I own a certain pair. (Some would argue I have too many. I wouldn't know - I have not counted them.)
Recently I photographed some of them and filed them away in transparent shoe boxes. I then attached a photo of them to the outside of the box, so now I can't forget what I own, and it makes the task of choosing the right shoe for the right occasion a little easier.


Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Happy Lighting!

Tonight I hung the Tord Boontje garland I have been saving up forever, waiting for the right place to show it off.
I chose the new bathroom.





It does not have the volume I was hoping for, as seen in the top image from a catalogue, so I may need to save for another strand to add to it at a later date.