After a couple of days' work on the windows, come yesterday afternoon, we were able to drag our mattress back into the bedroom and make up the bed, titivate and consider the joys of sleeping in our room again.
Here are a few glimpses.
The black and yellow ewer and basin look more in keeping with the bed than my beloved Minton one, which I am now keeping safe in my sewing room.
My seasons cross-stitcheries have gone up...
A plump new duvet...
There used to be a not-so-stylish (actually, not AT ALL stylish) tallboy in the alcove at the side of the bed, which had just been turned into a giant set of man-drawers by my other half. With it now ejected from the bedroom, the alcove looked a little bare, so I arranged a few of Mr U-t-B's knick-knacks on the floor. I thought this would be met with derision, but (step back in amazement) he likes it, and it means that no clutter-collecting piece of furniture or shelf is likely to go in there!
So all is calm and restful in the newly decorated room, but we now have to reclaim the rest of the house from the dust, debris and discarded tools that have landed in every nook and cranny!