Thursday, 6 February 2014

Day 6 of Extremely Frugal February - Sofa Warming Party

Day 6 of 28 - Stovies and Sofa Shenanigans

It's now beginning to look like we have a living room! Better still, we have the neighbours coming around in 10 minutes for a celebration 'room-warming' party. The carpet is laid, curtain rail and curtains hung, sofa cleaned and in place, a chair by the fireside, homemade footstool/mini ottoman by the window, fire lit and drinks at the ready. I have a makeshift lamp table comprising the two storage boxes, one atop the other, covered in a curtain, but its enough for the lamp.

Porridge breakfast, neighbours here for homemade soup at lunchtime while helping fit carpets and man-handle the big sofa and then we had the leftover potatoes, some mince and a tin of beans all warmed together in a big pot over the stove.

An all round good day, minimum spend and a lovely new room to enjoy... amidst the chaos that is still the rest of the house. :)

Sorry this is short but it's time to entertain guests here in Frugaldom. :)

NYK, Frugaldom

12 comments:

  1. Yay!! It's all done! So pleased for you!

    Enjoy your evening NYK :D
    X

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    1. Thanks, RW. :) Still got some glossing and finishing touches to do before the bookshelves etc. get moved in there but it was sufficient to have a lovely chatty evening over a few drinks last night. :)

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  2. So nice of the man to give it away and better yet of having such great friends and neighbors to help you make its way to your home. Enjoy!

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    1. Hi CC, I think he was more than pleased for us to cover his fuel costs and then crack open mine finest bottle of malt last night. It was a mii celebration that could become a much more regular event now that we have a much more sociable space to share with guests.

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  3. Lovely!
    I wish you many years of joy, good company and a toasty stove in your new space.

    r

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    1. Thank you :) Hoping to have many visitors over the coming years, primarily to save me from having to go out looking for social entertainment. LOL

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  4. more photos to come I hope? So what room have you been sitting in prior to this?

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    1. Gill, here's the link to previous post from doing the makeover challenge other room http://frugaldom.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/moneysupermarketcom-and.html (Sorry, it won't turn into a clickable link here.)

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    2. thanks for the link. So the other room is that your back room and this one your "front room/parlour?"

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    3. Not quite sure what Scottish equivalents to those are, as the rooms are both at the front of the house, kitchen & bathroom are at back and other two bedrooms upstairs above sitting room and living room. When we bought the house at first, three of the rooms were bedrooms, so I converted the downstairs bedroom into sitting room/spare room/multi-purpose room, if that helps. :)

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  5. Yay ... it fitted through the door.

    It looks brilliant ... I think it should be the 'party room', lots of cosy evenings with a bottle of something nice (home brewed of course) with friends and neighbours ahead for you I hope.

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    1. I am loving my 'new' room already and I haven't even got the mini-bar made yet. LOL Last night's toast was by way of 'the guid stuff" - I opened my bottle of 12 year-old malt that was given to me in 2004 as a leaving pressie from a colleague at work in Suffolk. That is how pleased I am with my leather sofa. :D (Cheers, John!)

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