Yesterday was The Duke’s birthday so we had a celebration lunch today. Belle, her Man, Miss O and Izz came for lunch. Missy had intended to come, however, she has succumbed to a nasty cold and decided that she would be better off at home in bed. I think that was a wise decision.
It was a lovely, sunny day and we had a BBQ lunch outdoors. The salad included coleslaw which I made using the very first of our home-grown cabbages. Special request from The Duke was apple pie and ice-cream for dessert.
Over at Simple Savings, ClutterCath’s challenge for the week was “Journey to Forgotten Places” in order to encourage cleaning and organising the spots in our home that slip through the cracks.
Yesterday I stripped the bed and in the spirit of the challenge, The Duke and I removed the mattress and base from our bed so that I could clean behind the bed. I did the windowsill, skirting board, bedframe and also vacuumed as the bedbase is so low I cannot get the vacuum underneath it.
Here is the photo to prove that I did it.
The other day I bought a small chest of drawers on Gumtree for $15. They are chipboard but quite sturdy and unpainted. So, this afternoon I painted them with undercoat. I will finish them with 2 coats of gloss white paint.
And the drawers.
When they are finished they will go in the sewing room which doubles as a guest bedroom for Miss O and Izz. I have also dismantled a pine-framed mirror and am painting the frame of that white as well. This will then make a small dressing table and mirror for the girls and I can store some of my sewing things in the drawers.
I have continued sorting, re-organising and decluttering things from wardrobe in the sewing room. I moved the bags and suitcases into the wardrobe in the guest room.
Now my ironing board can be put away in the sewing room when I am not using it. I also moved the small drawer unit from beside the doorway into this space. The cutting mat, ruler and various measuring guides also fit in here.
Just so you don’t think everything is that tidy, here is a shot of some of the rest of that room.
This is some of the stuff that I am gradually sorting my way through. The chest of drawers will go in the corner where the red box is at the moment.
One day I will be finished and will show you the whole room in all its glory but that is a little way off yet.