Over the last 6 months I have struggled with maintaining both my blogs, this one and my family/parenting one and since I am now nearly 7 months pregnant it has been a fair choice to keep The Oliver’s Madhouse up to date at the detriment of this one…
However over the last 6 months I have so much to now catch up on here, I have spent my time being pregnant so far titivating and decorating every single room of my house … decorating nurseries, planning, nesting and sweating … a lot.
So where did this epic journey come from?
We started with our bedroom as storage had always been a massive massive issue, when I moved in 6 years ago I organised the storage with only me in mind since I was never ever going to live with another man in my life.
I personally love clean lines, no clutter and nothing under beds or on flat surfaces but yet everywhere I turned we are sinking under piles of clothing and tat that my husband wanted to keep and I wanted to bin!
So having decorated a year back and loved our room colours we decided to freshen up the emulsions and tidy up the gloss work before updating the tired carpet and sorting out our much-needed storage issues with the help of the Ikea Pax sliding wardrobes.
Both Ollie and I had a side each to customise of the Pax wardrobe and I went for half hanging and half trouser hangers with a long wire drawer at the bottom and Ollie went for top half hanging and in the bottom of his he went for half trouser hanging and half wire drawers.
Overall we kept with our much-loved oak and went for soft close sliding mirrored doors and automatic lighting so that when Ollie gets up for work and can’t find something he no longer had to turn on the overhead light as the light came on in his wardrobe which is far softer lighting.
We also got rid of my dressing table in favour of a full length drawers to give us yet more storage and to also then be able to add a large mirror over the top which helped massively to lighten the room and instead I used the top drawer for my make up and toiletries and we gained bags of drawers in the wide, deep malm drawers.