From top right clockwise – My Son’s Bedroom, Bathroom, My Daughters Bedroom and Kitchen. If you are a regular reader here at Buckets Of Tea you will know that I can currently renovating my house.  I am getting to the stage of having a couple of the rooms finished and I am looking for blinds as well as curtains in order to keep light out on summer nights/early mornings and also to help keep heat in or the sun out depending upon the time of year.  The perfect blind for us would be made to measure blackout blinds. It’s very… View Post

Over the past couple of years I have been working on renovating my house. It’s slow progress due to my health and funds.  I’m slowly progressing through the house with the bathroom needing a second lot of grout, all bedrooms just needing little things fitting like new curtains and carpets.  I’ve purchased the curtains for all of the rooms but it’s just finding the energy and time to complete.  The hall, stairs and landing walls have been painted and I need to paint all the doors and fit new door handles, then carpet and new wooden floor for the hall… View Post

898In September 2016 I took a trip to IKEA just outside of Birmingham to buy some new bedroom furniture. I purchased two of the double Pax wardrobes plus a corner Pax wardrobe and two bedside chests and a desk. I am not somebody who likes the white fresh clean decor and I just love/use colour around the house. From my bedroom I chose a very retro orange and turquoise wallpaper with beige and grey tones from Next. I have this wallpaper along the wall behind my bed and where some of the wardrobes are going and then round the corner… View Post

My teenage daughter (13) absolutely adores flamingos.  Without a doubt they are her favourite animal.  She loves to visit Chester Zoo to watch them ‘strut’ their stuff.  They are such beautiful graceful animals.  when we moved back to the Midlands earlier this year, the room she was having was in need of redecorating.  One thing she wanted was flamingos! She adored their coral colour and came across these nail varnishes and loved the grey colour too. The decision was made. Her room was to be coral and grey. Imagine her excitement when we came across this wallpaper! The wallpaper was… View Post

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the renovations I am doing on our home. The room we started with was the bathroom. First job was to remove the old suite and fit the new one. One Friday night, the Rock and roll person in me came out and sorted my make up. I sure know how to live. I’m loving this sink unit and wish I’d done this earlier. The modern look of it really has changed the bathroom giving it a very modern feel. It’s also given me a great organisation answer for my make up. Now… View Post

I’ve not been blogging as much as I would like lately and that is because I have been busy with house renovations.  Having moved from Wales back to The Midlands I am busy renovating our 1960’s detached house.  I lucky to have quite a large house on today’s standards and both of my children have bedrooms big enough to fit double beds.  My son’s room is the smallest at 3 /14 m by 3 3/4 m,  At times I don’t think they know how lucky they are to have such spacious rooms. The first room we have started to tackle… View Post