OMG, OMG, OMG!!!....I just had to share this with y'all !!!

Great news here!!!! good that I HAD to share it!

You may recall reading my last post about hubby and I having decided to sell our home...a decision that niether of us were comfortable with...and one that we thought was the only way around things.

Well ...after much consideration and some more real soul searching we have decided to struggle it out for another 12 months and look at refinancing wih a view to getting a lower interest rate. After sitting down and discussing it again we decided that we would be losing a considerable amount just on the fees to sell and buy again so we are going to look at refinancing and consolidating a few debts instead to make things a bit easier to manage.

OMG....I thought we were doomed to have to give it all up. Although the thought of starting again with my decorating was a little light at the end of the tunnel.....I cannot tell you how relieved I feel that we now do not have to do it. No more waking up ill just at the thought of it and no more panicking about where we were goinbg to put Geez...that was 2-3 months of anguish I could have seriously done

It's going to take a bit of budgeting on our behalf in the meantime, but looking at the end picture now we are going to be much better off in the long run...PLUS we get to keep our much loved house!!!! having shared our good news with y'all....I seem to recall that I promised you some pics of the revamp of our spare room......

It sure is amazing how much more of a "spring" I have in my step now. I started painting out the room (previously hubbys old office and most recently a bit of a junk room for the last 2 years) on my day off last Tuesday and couldn't wait to get it finished off today.

I am really pleased with how it has come out and I am keen to continue somewhere else now...hee hee! (No ...seriously!...our garden is disgusting and needs some serious TLC!!!...maybe it should be next on the list)

Okay....well here is what it looked like pre-makeover...pretty nasty huh?...complete with the remnants of Jeff's outdated office (his old computer and a cruddy old filing cabinet)...

and here is what I did with it...some of the pics are a bit dark...and in some the walls appear to be lemony/yellow, however they are a very soft cream...
 The stack in the corner are old suitcases that I "nicked" from around the house including two courtesy of a very welcome garage sale hubby happened across this On top stands a jar lamp with a punched tin shade...
I have an antique prairie dress on it's way from the states that will be replacing the little dress (2nd from right, which is a bit of a "ring in" at the moment)...all the other items are vintage

 I plan to make a naive stitchery for the blank wall in the corner.
..just couldn't get round to it and I also need to sort out some kind of window dressings but will have to pop my thinking cap on for those...

The quilt on the bed  is a feedsack quilt from the US that dates back to the early 1900's
(as is the one folded on the pillow and also the one folded on the old metal trunk at the foot of the bed). The bed quilt is blue on white and all handstitched and handquilted in a "Jacobs Ladder" design...

Beside the bed....
A cupboard I took from one of my other displays....
and so my job tomorrow is to re-do the display in the room
that now has a big blank spot... oopsie!

Anyways...thats it for me...I hope you like my new spare room.

...and a huge big thanks to all of you who sent me lovely emails and comments in relation to my previous guys are the best xxx

Until next time .......  Chris x


  1. WOO HOO!!!!!!!! Best news I've heard for a long long time. I love what you've done with the spare room Chris. Now you have a bed for me I'll just go pop a few things in a bag. see you in a couple of days?

  2. Hee hee...I'll pop the kettle on!...what's keeping you?....Did I forget to mention the sign on the says "Jackie's Room" xxx

  3. Congrats Chris. It looks like you have had the fun of decorating without leaving home :) Happy crafting, Jenny

  4. Hi Chris,
    Wow! That's great news- I'm so happy for you! :)
    BTW, the spare room looks absolutely gorgeous!
    Barb x

  5. Great news Chrissy "B" you sound so relaxed and happy and the spare room is wonderful, good luck with refinancing,I think most of us are looking at our $$ a little closer these days.
    Happy days Chrissy

  6. So glad to hear the great news!!! Wow the room looks great, can't wait to see it in person. You might find something to add to it on Saturday....can't wait til then. xx

  7. Thanks girls... It's started me on a bit of a redetorating bug and I have been moving furniture, primping and preening since Saturday ...and to tell you the truth I'm pooped...but I have lots that I am getting rid of...nothing like a bit of a declutter is there?

    Jenny...yes all and without even leaving the house...yipee xxx

    Thanks Barb...I'm pretty happy with it all...I think the painting bug has started to creep in though...I'm already planning my next target...(no rest for the wicked) hee hee xxx

    Thanks Chrissy...did ya pop that kettle on and keep me a piece of that yummy looking pie....hmmmm??? xxx

    Hey Karen...thanks for that. Yes I'm looking forward to Saturday also...we always have a lovely day when we head out don't we. Here's to good friends and antiquing days.... See ya then xxx

  8. Chris, glad to hear there is some light at the end of the tunnel...or should I say, paint at the end of your brush...happy decorating...x

  9. Hey Snuzie....yeah what a relief huh?? ...surprising how much more motivated one can get when there is light at the end of the tunnel. Thanks for stopping by xx


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