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From the first time I stepped into the master loo I have always hated it. The closet area was full of dust and cobwebs. Finally I`m now working towards replacing the wardrobe. the old rotten wood was taken out last weekend and tiles are being laid in the bathroom and closet area. The carpet was so dirty and torn decided to remove it as well. So this is how this room was like since Sunday night since the silly tiler came late and didn’t finish on time and I was stuck in traffic for the past two days.

So after work today after watching tv for a while I went to the loo and was pissed at the site. Took the picture and decided today is just a good day to paint. Went and got left over paint from the guest room. An hour later…………

The Blue is really dark and deep and only looks nice here.  That is the same blue in the guest room. (I owe u a post on that) Nearly ran out of the paint and had to lick (with a brush) from the tin for the last bit of it. I’m hoping I managed to at least burn about 100 calories doing the painting. The blue is nice well not so nice so I`m trying this (see picture below).  I came across this nursery

I love everything about this nursery its one of my top ten. But the wall is what I`m interested in right now. So before I head to the guest room to try it out am thinking should try it out in the closet area and if its bad the closet shelves and clothes will cover it up. Till tomorrow.












Today got home early and decided to paint the closet.


I know I know I`m a bad blogger especially now that I`m a home maker and boy am I making the home. So here is sneak preview of what I`m working on.

Home Project 1 – Photo wall  or Photo collage I do like them and the blank wall besides the bedroom is the perfect place but a bit too tiny. Would have used the one by the front door but I really like the wall art and the red vase.

gotta try it out before I start drilling holes

layout with the frames

A bit of color is clearly needed hey. So bright and shiny love them. I also found some other frames in the house when I was cleaning out the old wardrobe. So will do the passage with those. Which brings me to

Home Project 2  – Guest room

This room used to look like this

This room was gym/storage/guest room/dressing room. It needs new curtains, new flooring, a bed and paint. the painting I will do it myself. still trying to choose colors want something nice and bright and colorful. Here are the options I like so far

This will now only be the dressing room and guest room.

Home Project 3 – gym and storage room

Well this is the junk room and we also hang our clothes to dry here after drying in the washing machine of course. Current status.

really hoping to get space to put eveything away

the missing shoes are on the floor lol

So am currently cleaning out staff and when its now a bare room (ok I so wish – just got too much staff) will use it as a gym. Am hoping to put the treadmill were I can equally watch TV. Ohh I do have a Tv in each of the rooms but after we upgraded to HD tv with extra view we cant get the dstv channels in the other room so much for upgrading hey.

Gotta go lift at least one more thing to bring this house back to order.

There are a number of things I have wanted to change or throw away ever since I moved into this house and some ever since I set my foot inside DH apartment. Today I did just that for only two items and 1000000 more to follow. Since I told you about my new role decided to change that to Homemaker. Somes way better than housewife lol.

So here 1 before – master bath bin

I never thought I would fall in love with a bin. Especially this one. LOL. Its funny that we went for years (we as in my sisters and I) without a bin in out bathroom or bedroom. I remember throwing used pads just before I put them in the outside bin behind the door in our bathroom and I can remember clearly Alvin shouting for me to throw away my shit which I would have forgotten by the bathroom window.

Second up are the buckets. These are the worst didn’t know buckets could get that dirty. I tried cleaning them even socking them for days on end but nothing so I sort of gave up and been postponing replacing them since and guess today was D-day.

See how dirty the budget was. I always thought who mama would not be caught dead using that budget and how my room mate in Zambia always used to scrub hers like daily and she sort of inspired me to watch mine daily. But thinking back in high school I don’t remember cleaning my bucket, but I remember always used to wipe it down and store it under my bed. Yes I also got punished for leaving my bucket in the bathroom several times. Guess somethings don`t change.

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