Tag: decorating

  • Fruit and hare

    Fruit and hare

    I had a busy weekend again although not quite as busy as the last one. I did some wallpapering in the kitchen. With the cupboards extending to above the picture rail I was able to easily wallpaper a section next to the start of the cupboards. Plus some of the old wallpaper was damaged when […]

  • Wallpapering the kitchen

    Wallpapering the kitchen

    Back in February we pulled a couple of cupboards from a wall in our kitchen. We wanted to put a table in the space and the shelves were in the way and a bit ugly too. Removing the cupboards left an even uglier patch on the wall behind. I love wallpaper and suddenly had an […]

  • Wallpaper on every wall in an attic bedroom

    Wallpaper on every wall in an attic bedroom

    Elizabeth’s bedroom has had a makeover. A couple of months ago we decided she needed a desk but it wasn’t as simple as just buying it. The only spot in her room for the desk was taken up with a built-in bookcase and when I pulled out the bookcase I discovered some hidden pipes. This […]

  • The weather, heating, and more wallpaper

    The weather is dreadful today. I think I should be given honorary British citizenship for complaining about it. It has been raining non-stop for days now and today is exceptionally windy. If I don’t get exercise every day I get fractious and mopey and while I don’t mind cycling in the rain and snow, I […]

  • When mama papered the bedroom

    Today I wall-papered the spare bedroom. It was my first attempt at wallpapering and although it was just one wall, it was a very tricky wall because it has a window and lots of corners. Being a Victorian house it’s also a very high wall at more than 3m. Here’s the before pic: Despite people […]

  • Code and wallpaper

    Daniel has been making some games on the code.org site. Here’s one of his games: https://studio.code.org/c/139419179 To win you need to capture one of the rebel fighters which will make some tauntauns appear. Then capture one tauntaun and three flying bird things (mynocks) will appear and you’ll need to capture all three of these. Avoid the […]

  • Wallpaper

    I’ve been ripping wall paper from a wall in the spare bedroom in our new home. I’ve never done this before and only began because it had started peeling away already and looked rather unsightly. The wallpaper has come off fairly easily but the backing paper sticks so I spray it with water and then scrape it […]