Quite a long time ago I bought some 3D letters (H, O, M & E - can you guess what I was looking to spell?!) from the weekly market in Henley-on-Thames. I had big plans to hang them on a wall somewhere on our old house (yes, that's how long ago it was that I bought them - we sold that house in April 2011...) They languished in a drawer in the dresser in the kitchen for a while, then they got packed up and moved to our rental house in our new village where they sat in a drawer in the dresser in the spare bedroom (I think), then they got moved to our new house back in October last year where they sat in a drawer in the dresser in the living room. Until finally, a few weeks ago, I got them out and propped them on the table in the hallway. However, because they were white, they didn't show up very well against our wall since all the walls in the entire house are painted white; so I hatched a plan to paint the letters a different colour so that they would stand out if/when we got round to hanging them up, or even if they just stayed propped up on the hall table. For some reason, this photo refuses to be righted, so you'll just have to enjoy the upside down HOME experience.
Obviously, buying paint took several more weeks since I never seemed to be anywhere near a DIY store (or anywhere else that sold paint), but finally on Wednesday just gone I managed to pop into B&Q; I had high hopes of picking up a lovely shade of green from the Farrow & Ball range, but I was thwarted since B&Q had none in stock.
And while the hammer and nails were out in the hallway, hubby set to with a drill and hung the new blind I'd scored for a bargain at the John Lewis in High Wycombe on Wednesday. Here's hubby taking the technical approach to blind hanging.