I never thought I'd get to the end of making that parquet floor...cutting one tiny piece of wood after another...can't say I'm in a hurry to do that again, especially in such a big room.
I wanted tiles in the entrance hall.
But I was tired of making floors so I sat down and had a think about how I could make tiles with minimum effort.
I remembered I had a very old piece of checked wrapping paper.
Voilà! A quick and easy tiled floor!
The fireplace looked like this before.
(this isn't my fireplace because I forgot to take a before pic but it's similar)
I bought some electric flaming logs when I was in America with Kim and built a register for the fireplace with bits and pieces I had lying around.
I created a cloudy vintage mirror to finish it off.
I'm loving the light up flaming logs!
This room has required a lot of labour and
I really had to push myself to finish it but I'm thrilled with the result!