Friday, July 23, 2010

New Carpet


Thank you to everyone for your thoughts on Wednesday – I found your comments very comforting to read throughout the day and those, together with the beautiful bunch of flowers I found on our doorstep from my lovely friend Kylie as well as phonecalls and messages from others, helped me to smile and remember all the happy memories I have of my Dad.

This week has been pretty full-on and chaotic at our place with our new carpets being laid. Over the last few days we’ve had to shift furniture around, sleep on our mattress on the floor in the lounge room and contend with our dining table sitting on its side in the middle of our kitchen. As I said, it’s been chaotic but well worth it as now our beautiful new carpets are in and together with our new white skirtings look lovely and fresh.

While all our furniture is back in place, we still have boxes of all the smaller items to put back and our piano is yet to be moved into place, so for now, here are two before shots and two quick after shots...





26 comments:

  1. How fresh and new - it looks gorgeous Amanda..
    Hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Rebecca x

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  2. Wow, your new carpet looks lovely Amanda! Such a beautiful colour and I like the texture of it. Boy it's been a big week for you. Make sure you take it easy this weekend and have a nice relaxed time. Roll around on your lovely new carpet with gorgeous Grace. That is so sweet that your friend sent you flowers. I'm glad you got through such a tough day. You are a very strong person to be able to cope with it all. Big hugs my friend!
    Jxx

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  3. Lovely, lovely carpet Amanda. Glad you were able to think of happy memories on Wednesday. Have a wonderful weekend...moving furniture I suspect!

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  4. It looks wonderful Amanda! You must be so happy with it.
    Those flowers are gorgeous,what a lovely friend to have :)xx

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  5. Ooohhh, looks great and the skirting boards look great in white. I bet the carpet is really nice to walk on. Lovely bunch of flowers from a caring friend. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

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  6. What a difference some new carpet and white paint can make... looks gorgeous hun! Have a beautiful w/e :) x

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  7. oooh! I love the smell of new carpet :)! and your flowers are just beautiful!
    Have a great weekend Amanda
    Jen xo

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  8. The new carpet looks fantastic! The painted skirting boards just gives the whole space a lift - beautiful! So glad your happy memories were able to get you through Wednesday. Have a great weekend. Michelle

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  9. Hey Mate! The carpet looks beautiful... great colour and texture choice, and how fab that no one has ever lived on it before?? Yay!! Enjoy it..
    Flick x

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  10. I love those flowers! They look beautiful and I am so glad they brightened your day! Your carpet and skirting boards really give a nice fresh, new look to your home! Can't wait to see the transformation! Kylie xx

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  11. The perfect colour! just perfect. A-M xx

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  12. Your new carpet looks fantastic Amanda.

    I'm sorry, I have been MIA lately so missed your last post - I'm glad that you were able to recall the happy memories to help get through a tough week. xx

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  13. Amanda, that looks so classy!! Really gorgeous
    Great choice and the new skirting boards look sensational with it.

    Lesley

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  14. Looks fab Amanda! Nothing quite like new carpet, is there? It's all so nice and soft and comfy, and I'll bet little Gracie is enjoying it too! Glad you got through the week, and I'm so happy you took comfort from all the comments you received - there's a lot of support out there in blogland. Have a wonderful weekend, K xx

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  15. The new carpet is great, how fresh everything must feel.
    What stunning flowers and I must say I'm so pleased to hear your orchid has a flower spike growing - that's wonderful. Promise to post it when it's out. It sounds like a gentle sign to me - how beautiful :)
    xx

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  16. Your new carpet is very nice! It's a great color too! I hope you are having a happy weekend@

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  17. Love it, so fresh and clean looking! Your babe is so stinkin cute too!

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  18. Everything looks wonderful. Your blog is beautiful! New Follower = )

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  19. It all looks beautiful Amanda. Fresh and sunny. Love your color palette!
    Have a happy Sunday. xx

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  20. I've just been catching up on your posts Amanda. So glad you have happy memories of your Dad.
    I love the colour of your carpet. I have been tossing up what colour to do the bedrooms and I think this could be the colour, so thanks!
    Angex

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  21. Looks fabulous Amanda. You must be so excited with the wonderful progress.

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  22. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Amanda. I really like yours' too! Oh, and my advice with your lovely new carpet is rugs! Little children and lovely carpet are not a match made in heaven. You'll be glad you did.

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  23. looks gorgeous i love it,you must be so excited to have it all done and looking fabulous xxx

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  24. The new carpet looks great, such a lovely choice. It has really freshened up the look of your house. Have a great week. xo

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  25. Hi Amanda. Your carpets look great! I was anti-carpet until recently... My husband won and we had it laid in the bedrooms a few weeks ago. And what a difference! I'm loving them! Especially first thing in the morning! Gabriel loves them too - much easier on his little hands and knees! I'm sure Grace would agree!

    Vari @ Buttercup Ink xx

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