All things house related are moving slowly forward and, since the house and my expanding tummy are really the only things going on in my life at the moment, here's a snap that encapsulates both those things!

First off we have painted the floor upstairs, it was a saga that required three changes of colour (how hard can white floor paint be??) Anyway, we got there in the end and soon we can start moving in the furniture upstairs, that will be a big moment. 

It looks a bit green in this photo and the floor is wet which is why it looks so shiny!

As for downstairs, great things are happening. We finally got our planning permission so the side return has begun, hurrah, not much to show for it but walls are slowly going up and others are coming down - which is exactly what ought to be happening!

Above is said extension in it's primary stages and a little pic of me having gorged myself on paint at yet another Fired Earth paint sale. This time I bought lots of bright eggshell colours so I can buy old furniture and paint them bright colours.

But most of my attention of late has been focussed on the colour schemes downstairs. We have a beautiful light front room and quite a dark back sitting room which are now connected by some bifold doors I picked up at an antiques market.

Beautiful light room with south facing windows.

Dark north facing room, with doors soon to lead on to the new kitchen (so less light will get through)

Beautiful antique bifold doors I picked up for a song.

Here I am trying to work out how to make loads of colours work together in our double sitting room. We've got a blue/green sofa and pink Moroccan tiles on the fireplace. I think Ive got a colour scheme that works. It involves dark blue walls to go with the pink tiles and green walls in the other room with pink bifold doors!! Hardly subtle I know but I can't resist all the yummy paints.

This is our work station set up in my sister's old bedroom at our new dining table. I spend a lot time tinkering on things here.

Lastly our garden. It's a big deal starting from scratch and since we intend to stay in the house for a very long time, I want to get it right. This is what it looks like currently...

and this is what I want it to look like eventually!

And yes, a little summerhouse/shed is going to feature heavily in my garden design - just not is such a twee way as above.

So there you go, a little update on Burns Road progress, have a good week one and all. I have one week more of work and then maternity leave for one whole year - apart from chairs that is, but I don't really consider the chairs work!