Sunday, 9 November 2008

Extreme Flat Makeover, Aberdeen Edition (aka 'Welcome Home!')

Well, no one can say life is boring here in my flat! =D

I got home last week after a quarter of a year in the States (egads! Time sure does fly...), and Kenny very kindly came to pick me up at the airport. And he waited there for me, for more than an hour, because my flight was delayed out of Manchester. Due to fog (of course... what else?!). And even though he didn't get my text letting him know because he changed mobile numbers while I was gone and I only had the old one. He's the best flatmate, I swear. (And I'm not just saying that-- I mean it!) He did, however, warn me that the flat was a mess. But that he had cleared a path to my room for me. ?!?!

I knew he had been redecorating the lounge, and that he wouldn't tell me what he had done/was doing, in order to surprise me. But thanks to a few untimely repairs in the midst of the remodel (like coming home one day to find a huge crack from one edge of the newly plastered and painted ceiling to the other), things... um... weren't quite finished. I wasn't sure what that meant, exactly: 'weren't quite finished'. But oh, I was about to find out!

Behold, the entryway:




And my room, with a lot of the stuff that should be other places...


Of course, some things never change... Dillon is always *up* to no good, among other things.


And then there's the lounge...









New flooring, new walls, new ceiling... and soon, new skirting board and finishing touches. I like it, but it's definitely different. I'll post more pictures as we go along.

6 comments:

Barb said...

Is that a refrigerator in the entry way? I'm puzzled by that one. I look forwad to seeing the final product. It looks good so far.

Oh, and tell Dillon hi for me. He's so cute. I miss him. :)

Amie Vaughan said...

It's the loveseat, stood on its end. =D

Jennie B said...

Tell Kenny I'm quite impressed with his handymanship. When its finally finished I would love him to come help us work on our colorschemes and remodeling. :)

I bet the lounge will look so much bigger with that color scheme now. And no more drafty floors. yeah!!

jennie

Jennie B said...

Hey Barb,

I have a cat that looks just like Dillion you are welcome to have. ;)
I'm sure he would love Texas...

jennie

Barb said...

Ah, the loveseat stood on its end makes SO much more sense! Thanks for clarifying. And Jen, unfortunately I can't have animals at my apartment. Otherwise I would have a puppy. I'm not a real big fan of cats, but Dillon always made me laugh with his personality. Like when he attacked my earbuds... or climbed the door... funny cat!

Mrs4444 said...

oooh. I love the color of the fireplace wall. Have to tell you, though, at first I thought this post was about a boob job! (Flat makeover, heehee!)