I’ve been in my home for 4 years and its still a working progress

I started a DIY yourself section for my home ages ago and even if I have worked on my house I have not updated that section since August 2014, to see what my plan was with my home back then click here

I have decided to completely change the way the list was previously, new entries will be in bold/italic


What I want to do:

  • Hooks on the kitchen door to hang my and the girls aprons.
  • New Bin
  • Hang curtains
  • Buy a new pan & glasses

 Kids Bedroom

What I want to do:

  • Curtain holding thingies. – Lovely pink ones now hold the curtains back.
  • Green paint for walls
  • I want to put up a large frame for each child on the wall and fill it with all their achievements.

My bedroom

What I want to do:

  • Bedside tables
  • Headboard – want a vintage looking thing
  • Lamps
  • A reading chair with standing lamp – This will be a dream come true
  • Lights for mirror – I have to get lights installed by my dresser as it is way too dark to be able to do make up
  • Full length mirror that makes my boobs look huge and my middle tiny.
  • New curtains.
  • Curtain holding thingies
  • Something to hand my jewelry on to make it look less like a dress up box.


What I want to do:

  • Child & Dog proof Rug
  • Photo frame Wall – I am currently working on this. I have now sorted all my frames and have even put newspaper on my walls in the shape and size of each frame. this was 3 weeks ago and Hannes has still not put it up. 
  • Standing Lamp
  • Curtains
  • Scatter Cushions
  • New TV
  • DVD Player
  • TV Unit that goes with my new Dinning Room Table and chairs


What I want to do:

  • Hand towel ring and toilet roll hook
  • New colour coded with theme towels and bath mats
  • Nice pots for toiletry things
  • A magazine rack as Lorelai has also started “reading” on the loo


What I want to do:

  • Outside cushions to sit on concrete stepping-stones
  • More lights
  • Table and chairs
  • A Dog Kennel

My list has gotten shorter… Maybe some day soon I will live in the perfect house.


Just a reminder, for the month of September I will be working with Unilever SA on their #brightfuture campaign to


Creating life-giving oxygen, providing shelter and playing a vital part of our ecosystem, trees are undeniably crucial to our existence. Yet, we are losing the forests that are so important to us. It’s time for people of South Africa to come together to help us change this.

How can you help? For every tweet using the hashtags #TweetForATree & #BrightFutureSA Unilever will plant a tree on your behalf. It has never been easier to make a change than this.


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