My post last week on vintage inspired Christmas decorations was a bit of wishful thinking, as we don't have any decorations up ourselves yet. There's a bit of a DIY saga behind this. Do you remember the great pre-Christmas DIY debacle of 2014? No? Let me remind you. It was the day before Christmas last year, and our living room looked like this:
Thankfully, that story had a happy ending, with my now husband working through the night to get the Christmas tree up and clear up all the DIY mess! This year, with less than three weeks to go until Christmas, you'll be astounded to see that our living room looks like this:
So once again, we can't put a Christmas tree up, because we still don't have a proper floor yet. That shiny surface is the floor levelling compound, it's something you don't need to know about and I know far too much about. I hasten to add, our floor hasn't been a building site all year, it's only recently been uncovered so that work on it could resume.
You might be thinking, "Don't those people learn anything?!", and this would be a valid point. All I can say in my defence is that it's been a busy year, what with starting a PhD and getting married, and now that the whole wedding thing is finally out of the way it seemed time to turn our attention to more essential home DIY tasks. We couldn't start work on the floor again until the radiator pipes were moved, and that took longer than expected. Three weeks until Christmas seems like plenty of time to put down the floor levelling compound, followed by laying parquet blocks, then sanding it all down, varnishing it and waxing it...
Will Christmas come to our house this year? Wish us luck!!