A fantastic New Year came and went, with the house full of friends who celebrated with us the end of a momentous year. As soon as they departed though it was onwards with the "programme of works" (c) to get the house ready for our 2018 guests! Door panels were introduced to all of the previously flat internal doors.
Hours of measuring, sawing and painting were worth it though with them all looking more at place in a Victorian property. Very satisfying!
With the doors done next on the list was our middle-floor guest lounge - the last room waiting to receive a makeover. The old sofa and chairs (Ikea originals we think from the 1980s!) were removed and we were left with a blank canvas.
Dark grey walls replaced the previous pale green colour and the period features got a fresh coat of white paint. Striking yellow armchairs were introduced for a shock of colour and we sourced some lovely pieces of furniture from Pica Pica Home. We had good fun choosing the pictures and items for the wall, all of which have a story behind them. The end result is stunning and it's a lovely room to relax in. We ended up using it ourselves for a few weeks whilst our own lounge had building work done to it!
Thankfully it wasn't all decorating in January! The weather was kind to us on many occasions so we enjoyed walks and bike rides in the local area, including a stunning ride up the hill to Llyn Crafnant - the views are amazing.