We originally wanted to get a sideboard or Welsh dresser for the dining room, to replace the ugly poor imitation of a dresser built (badly) by the previous tenant. After a bit of discussion, though, we've changed our minds and decided we'll just have to live with it. The thing is, if we (OH, that is) take out the old horrible thing, making good the floor and wall behind it, then if we should ever leave here, the landlord will expect us to replace it with something. And we don't really want to do that. Oh well, I suppose a lick of paint and some new handles might cheer it up a bit.
We're also on a mission to finish decorating the entire house this year, we've done the hall, stairs & landing, our bedroom and the single spare room. That leaves the kitchen diner, lounge and twin spare room. We've got the paint for the kitchen diner and the spare room, bought it in a sale months and months ago. Just need to get paint for the lounge, plus 1 roll of wallpaper to do a feature wall in the spare room, and 2 rolls for the alcoves in the lounge.
And then that will be the house all done!
Well, except for what I grandly call the utility room, which in reality is a brick built small extension stuck on the side of the kitchen, which used to house a loo, coal store and bread oven years ago....these were all taken out by the previous tenant, it's just a square room now with a cupboard (which used to be the loo) housing the boiler. Again, the previous tenant put up a range of mismatched crappy old kitchen cupboards, as he used the space as a shed or workshop. Well, in spite of OH attempting to use it as an extension of HIS shed when he thinks I'm not looking(!!), I actually use it as my utility room....my washing machine, tumble dryer, spare fridge and small chest freezer are in there. Plus I store non perishable food (tins, jars and packets) in sturdy lidded plastic boxes on the worktops. I would like all the crappy cupboards taken out and replaced with nicer ones, the walls whitewashed and a new blind and kitchen door. All that is probably going to be a job for next year, when husband has more time.