Don't let me turn this into a rant about how difficult it is to find professionals willing to do work at the house, suffice to say the window repairs are not happening any time soon, and we're painting the bathroom ourselves.
I may have mentioned it before, but Dan did not like the coffee table, over the past few months I'd go as far as to say he's been openly hostile towards it, so I've been hunting for a replacement. Here's the offending article, first mentioned in this post. I find it adorable that back in July 2016 I was so optimistic about the bathroom refit.
It's just a glass table, nice and big. Turns out the size was part of the issue, one of us is rather untidy and Dan was quite unhappy that it was always covered with books, nail files, sewing stuff and magazines.
We've seen many, many lovely tables, but even I am not daft enough to spend hundreds of pounds on a nice mid century table that will live in the room where there are two rabbits wandering around with their teeth. A couple of weeks ago Dan dismantled the table to force us into action. Did it nudge the untidy person into putting things away?
It did not.
So we went to Ikea, a place I find to be exceptionally relaxing, last time we went someone was actually asleep on a sofa, a good advert I thought.
We are now the owners of a small, leaf shaped table. Ideal. We didn't buy a teapot, any drinking glasses - even though they had flamingo ones, or candles. We did replace the rather chewed grey curtains with some magic eye curtains though.
£120 to cover a 5 metre window, not bad at all. Plus, they're blackout, not an exciting thing, but our living room gets the sun all afternoon so they're much needed.
So with the rug, curtains and coffee table we are a little Ikea-d up in the living room, but affordable, durable and large it's what works, the vintage treasures can stay upstairs where the only sharp teeth are mine!