Sunday, 10 October 2010
My room on a budget and lots of other things.
Hello dear lady friends and a special thank you for your lovely comments they have cheered me up no end and hello to my new followers although some i can not visit so if you are reading this please leave me a message as i would love to visit your blog if you have one. Sorry i have not visited many of you lately but life is very busy at the moment with one thing or another Well i have decorated my spare room i wanted it to be all from the car boot charity shops or ebay or what i already had as i did not want to spend too much on it and its suprising what other people do not want ,one persons junk is another persons treasure so they say and it saves the landfill, so here's what it looked like before and i just remembered to take a picture before carrying on .I bought a cupboard from a Charity shop and painted it i think it looks so much better, and here is the little chest of drawers i showed you in my last post,i wanted little glass knobs on it but i did not want to spend any money so i glued on big glass beads instead and got the look i wanted,what do you think ?.The quilt on the bed was a CB find for £3.00 it is a king size handmade one but had a tear in it so i cut it down to fit a single bed and used the rest to transform my chair and recover a little box i already had also to recover this lamp a CB find for £1.00 and i also made a insert for this basket on the cupboard and also a cushion and a little heart for on the bed which came from ebay, there is a bit left over to use when i get inspired again. The lovely china mirror is from the CB cost £2.00 and also the what not shelves mounted on the wall £3.00 and finally a wooden plaque i made.The carpet is white and it was an off cut to keep the price down but it is very thick and soft.The room has a lovely calm and tranquil feel to it, it turned out better than i thought it would and every one has said how nice it is. Next is my bureau also from my previous post in my newly decorated hall and landing,this is not a colour i would normaly use but i thought be different for a chang and it is growing on me, the window is wearing a curtain cost £1.50 tied back with this lovely tie back cost 50p and this is my hall way it is only small Lastly on the DIY scene is my new rocking chair for my kitchen this was also from the car boot, cost £15.00 a bit more than i would usually pay but i had to have it, i don't think any one else would have wanted it anyway. It was a nightmare to recover but i am quite pleased with its transformation and it is very comfortable.Well now onto knitting,i have made the boys some hats for winter in a lovely warm aran i have made three so far one more to go and i made Maisy a cardigan for her second birthday back on September the 15Th also my birthday i am now making DD Lauren a hat and gloves ,i just one glove to go and i will show them to you. An up date on DH he has finished his chemo and the tumour has shrunk so much it does not show up on the scan and he is now about to start his second week of radiation treatment only five more weeks to go after this one he has treatment every day monday to friday and is coping remarklably well,so far he has been quite lucky as regards side affects hardly any i keep thinking the calm before the storm i hope it stays this way he has had a feeding tube fitted in his stomache in case he has trouble eating as the radiation kicks it can damage the throat he will probably never have to shave again and possibly have to have mouth sprays and drink lots of water for the rest of his life as it will damage his saliva glands but it will all be worth it in the end. So you see i have been keeping busy as its the only way i cope ,life is manic with hospital trips daily and people popping in and out and my IBS has played up something chronic but not surprising really with all that's been happening but its a small thing to deal with really, the house is nearly always a tip at the moment,i am not used to having Dave home all the time and i feel as if i am not in control any more.Finally if you have reached this far well done,a few light hearted pictures of the grand children Thomas in his hat doing what 6 and a half year olds do, acting the clown.The girls giggling in the guest bedroom with some dolls i used to collect and can you spot the real baby. Here's Lauren with baby Chloe having a cuddle. Maisy helping me make a trifle. Well thats it for now what a long post thank you for staying untill the end and visiting i realy look forward to your visits ,have a great week and keep safe big hugs Pat