This year got off to a rather bumpy start.
Just after returning home from our Christmas break we accidentally knocked over our ladder. You may have heard my screams while – in film type slow motion – I could do nothing but watch the ladder fall towards the only finished door frame in the whole house.
Okay, so it might be a slightly over-dramatic representation of what happened, but none the less very annoying, especially when you see the damage that occurred from just a moment of carelessness.
As some of the edges have been damaged and I assume they will be quite difficult to repair. We’ll let you know how we get on.
After this most recent mishap, we thought it’s about time we share some other things that haven’t quite gone to plan in the Little House On The Corner household.
As you all know, we had our living room floor sanded about two years ago.
It has held up very well and is easy to maintain, but after a recent party some dints appeared just in front of one of the chairs. We assume they were caused by a stiletto heal.
It’s rather annoying, but it was a good party and therefore probably worth it. We’ve already attempted to repair the area and will share our result with you tomorrow.
Our bedroom ceiling is also not holding up too well. Just as we were going to bed at about 23.30 the night before leaving to visit our families for a Christmas break, we noticed a wet patch on the bedroom ceiling.
Admittedly it had been raining almost none stop for over a week, but it was still a worrying situation. We’d half been expecting the ceiling to have completely collapsed by the time of our return. Luckily everything turned out fine. Our lovely builder checked everything while we were away and now all we need to do it paint over the stained spot.
Recently we also told you about insulating our loft. You can read about it here. While crawling around up there, we accidentally cracked the bedroom ceiling below.
This is what it’s like close up.
Really not great, we’ve already tried to fill the gap, but so far have been unsuccessful.
While moving a piece of furniture we knocked a dint into our finished front door.
We’ve already filled the hole with our general purpose filler.
So now all it needs is a little sanding and painting.
Luckily we haven’t experienced any major disasters so far. It’s annoying to have to repair things that haven’t long been finished, but I suppose it can’t be helped when undertaking this amount of renovation work.
Have you had any DIY disasters? Has anything not gone quite as planned? Or does everything always run smoothly for you?