At the moment we are swamped with DIY so I haven't been buying nice things like cushions, candles & copper accessories, instead we have been spending our money on boring but important things like an alarm system for the house & metal paint to restore our cast iron fireplace with... I have to admit it is pretty fun seeing our house transforming into a home & I find it really satisfying seeing the rooms coming together. We still haven't got anywhere near as much done as I had hoped we would have by now but August was a busy month with a Christening & Engagement party to attend plus we did a 500 mile round trip to collect Lulu Pug & I've been working loads of overtime it's just been non stop! The main project we have at the moment is finishing all the gloss work in both the living & dining areas, plus finish painting the dining room walls, & then finally getting the TV mounted onto the wall. Our to do list is never ending but I love what we have achieved so far & I can't wait to be able to photograph rooms once they are finished to share with you all!
I've given myself a little (big) goal of getting the living & dining areas pretty much complete by the end of October so that we can throw a housewarming party before it's too late! Looking at interior inspiration on Pinterest & window shopping online has made me feel motivated to try & achieve it. I really want to get original style cupboards & shelving built into the alcoves in the living room (see here!) so I need to get some quotes for that & I really need to decide on a coffee table, plus some little end tables to go next to the sofa. I'm also tempted to pick up two more Eames style chairs for our dining table, we currently have four white ones but I'm thinking of getting a couple in teal to add some colour to the room.