Saturday, May 12, 2012

Ceadogan on discount

I am a huge fan of Ceadogan Rugs. An Irish company designing a home essential of luxurious quality - where's the flaw?! They can be pricey (though I hasten to add that you get what you pay for with these beauties), which is why I was very excited to hear of their Cut Pile, a selection of design prototypes and end of line rugs on offer at a discount. My favourite is the Tranquil Sea style, which we featured in the March/April issue of H&H (above), now available for €933. Hmmm...but there are so many things to pay for before I splash out on a lovely rug - agh!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Plumb job

The plumber came around yesterday evening, and since I've decided against an extension this is going to be the most extensive part of my renovation. We were chatting about rads and boilers and all that stuff, but I'm dying to get stuck into the bathroom. The bathroom is ickle wickle in the extreme - you should see the sink, it's hilarious, I can just about fit both hands in it. Though the fact that it's so small is proving useful right now - I don't have a shower, so I need to use one of those attachment thingies from Homebase that you put on to the taps. The taps on the bath are these mental huge old things though, and I couldn't fit it on. I was panicking about having to have a bath every morning and then I figured that I could actually attach it to the sink taps and stretch it into the bath. And that is how I shower every day - VERY glamorous!!! Anyhow, the most sensible thing seems to me to be to take out the bath and create a wet room. I need to figure out the layout, and the above pic looks absolutely perfect to me - the shower and sink area would be where the bath currently is (on the left hand side), and then the toilet is where it is now, so I could put the rad on the wall where the sink is (on the right hand side). Can't remember where I got this pic from, so if anyone recognises it please do let me know...

Friday, May 4, 2012

Great value wooden hangers!

Ok, this is a bit boringly practical, but I feel the need to share what I believe to be quite a bargain. I was grabbing some groceries in Dunnes Stores on Georges Street (Dublin 2) yesterday evening when I saw that they have sets of eight chunky wooden hangers for €6 - great value, especially if, like me, you have tons of those lame wire hangers that don't really give a nice shape to your clothes.