Day 291: Spotlights Installed in the Spare Room, Desk Moved, and Preparing for Painting

I was up early this morning because the electrician was coming round at 8am to install spotlights in the spare room. We were so lucky that he agreed to do this room for us on his day off (I needed it done before the work started on the en-suite).

Before spotlights fitted

The little gadget that he had with him was really cool as it threw a beam across the length of the room which allowed me to see where the spotlights could go. We made a decision on where to position them and off he went crawling about in the loft to cut holes from above.

I popped out get my hair cut mid morning – an appointment that I’d completely forgotten about until the reminder popped up two days ago. With hindsight, I probably should have cancelled it because I’ll be sanding down and painting the room tomorrow. Oh well, I got pampered for an hour and I had a good chat with Gina.

Once the electrician had gone, I showed my daughter the lights and she loved them (phew!). Once we’ve painted the ceiling tomorrow, we can push the lights up into place.

Spotlights fitted

One step closer to my daughter moving into the room.

Time to move the Desk

Next step was to move the desk into our bedroom in the small area where the cupboards used to be. This is only temporary until we get new wardrobes built, but it’s actually quite a nice little area for my husband to work and it has a window next to it.

Fortunately the solid wood desk comes apart. The top comes off and then the two pedestalls can be moved independently. It was too heavy for me and my youngest to carry, so I had to ask my husband for help. I took the drawers out of the desk first which made it a bit easier to carry.

Desk moved

The desk is all in place now and I’ve put his laptop, screen and other stuff back where it was.

Preparing the spare room ready for decorating tomorrow

Before even attempting to do the sanding down and painting, I was determined to take out the remaining boxes and put them ‘somewhere’. None of the clutter will ever go back in this room again which is such good news because I’m fed up of taking things in and out.

All that’s left in the room now is the TV, sofa and a filing cabinet, which matches the desk but won’t fit in our bedroom. I’ve covered it with an old sheet and will use it to stand on to do the painting tomorrow.

I found my daughter some paint samples from the garage this evening and she painted large squares on the wall to get a feel for what would look good. She’s picked one she likes, and we’ll pop to B&Q in the morning to buy a couple of tins.

I’m so tired! I’m going to have a bath and then a good night’s sleep.

Until tomorrow…


About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer
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2 Responses to Day 291: Spotlights Installed in the Spare Room, Desk Moved, and Preparing for Painting

  1. So much getting done, you may be exhausted now but you will feel great when it is all done, A “new” clean space is terrific.

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