Good morning again. As I mentioned to you, we were busy at the weekend, putting up curtains, or should I say “drapes” as they are called here. At the risk of Kragenhai calling me a slave-driver once again, let me hasten to add that I helped to choose them and took them out of the packets. Hubby only climbed up the ladder, drilled the holes, fixed the curtain rods to the wall, and hung the curtains, whilst I offered advice and encouragement from the sidelines. Hopestar asked if I would show some pics, so here are the ones in the main bedroom and through to the dressing room and bathroom. We have vertical blinds on all the windows, so decided just to frame them to make them look prettier.
The grandchildren’s room is done in turquoise and green. I hope they like it.
Our lounge has big sliding doors out to the covered veranda, so we put up these drapes either side.
Yesterday was a very messy day, with hubby moving the light fitting so that it is now over the dining room table instead of a few feet to one side. He had this brilliant idea of standing the ladder on old sheets on top of the table, so that he could reach the ceiling which is about 4.5m high. This was after he’d climbed into the roof via the trap door in the garage in order to run the wire and put the stiffener to fasten the box to the rafters to take the considerable weight of the light fitting. Rather him than me. I can hardly bear to watch, as I dislike even climbing up the kitchen steps which have only two treads.
Whilst he was up the ladder, I decided to secretly take some pics for my blog.
I had the flash on, and after the second flash of light, I heard hubby say to himself, “WHAT is going on here?!” He was checking the wiring, thinking the flash was coming from the fitting. When he realised it was only me playing around, he said that I was very naughty, as I’d got him quite worried up there.
Anyway, it’s all done and dusted, and now we’re just waiting for the drapes for the dining room windows to arrive, as we had to order them in extra length.
The stores here are amazing. If they haven’t got exactly the length you’re looking for, they order it on line and it arrives through the post within a week. The post is very reliable too, and things don’t go astray either, which is something I can easily get used to.
Only one more day until our son and family arrive. We’re so excited to see them on Wednesday evening. The weather here is gorgeous and I’m sure they’re going to have loads of fun playing at the pool. There are lots of children around at the moment as it’s school holidays. Last night at dinner, many families had their children and grandchildren with them. It was lovely to see them all together, and it was lovely to see how well behaved the little ones were; a real credit to their parents. Today we’re off to the gym, and then to look at the “President’s Day” sales, before doing a bit of grocery shopping.
Have a great day everyone. Chat again soon.
Love the curtains and your house is lovely!
Thanks so much, Cindy. Can’t wait to get back there soon. 🙂
That’s true. I hadn’t thought of it like that. 😉
i have to hire someone to climb the ladder – it gives me the creeps
Luckily, he doesn’t charge me. 😉
he does, lovely music, your baking etc.
sounds like a fair deal
hubby should read up on the Heath and safety act!
The curtains looks lovely AD!!
Thanks, 68. It wouldn’t stop him. “No fear” is his middle name. 😉
Thanks, Hopestar. Hubby has always been a handyman of note. 😉 Hugs xx
Wow! I love your “drapes” ad. Hubby is quite the handyman 🙂
Well done. Look great. Great to have a DIY hubby hey!
Thanks,sarchasm. I’m so lucky to have such a great handyman at my disposal. 😉
all looks lovely! I am doing the kids room in turquoise and grey (I think) Have fun today 🙂
Thanks, Tandy. I love turquoise. The colour of the duvets didn’t come out in the pic. They are much brighter, the same shade as the curtains. 😉
im loving the grandkids room 😉
Thanks, U_M. I hope they do too,. 😉
very nice indeed. But I have to agree with a blogger on LD that your loung curtains need something else.
are you going to be living in America full-time now AD? Seems such a long time ago that you blogged from SA 🙂
(I’m going to poist this on LD as well!)
No, we’ll be back in SA at the end of March and then will return here probably in October. As for the curtains, I think if you could see the whole room, you would change your mind. It would really look too fussy and wouldn’t work at all.
Done – applause!!
Good morning, Newsy. Just off to bed here. 😉