As mentioned in the last post, the final item left to complete was my door to nowhere. This the odd doorway/architrave mid way up the top stairs. A nice, but quite bizarre period feature in the house (?!). You know that song 'We're on the road to nowhere' by Talking Heads, it has now morphed … Continue reading My ‘Door to Nowhere’..
GAH! So I totally, totally forgot to do a final post about all the work I did in the summer and autumn renovating a city townhouse. So here is a brief rundown of everything that was done. New heating, plumbing, electrics, lighting, garden fencing, plastering, decoration, windows, plus a new kitchen roof with skylights and … Continue reading Final Makeover Post – Townhouse
This was a very old kitchen. It is orange wood, is really tired and the expense of the recent roof-light saga has put a replacement total replacement kitchen on hold. So I had to do something to make it less hideous for a minimal cost and which was less brutal on the eye. It … Continue reading A Quick Kitchen Makeover on a weeny budget
It's raining, in August as usual, and I am sitting looking through a window at a waterlogged garden. So I have a quick moment of calm to post about the cupboards that I mentioned recently were being built. They were fitted in a day, have a load of space inside and then it was my … Continue reading Wallpapering Wardrobes
Too much mess after renovation? Easy six tricks to clean House renovation is always a good thing. After everything is done you can’t wait to enjoy the new look of your home. However, the builders dust is something a lot of people struggle with for at least a few weeks after the remodeling of … Continue reading Cleaning Up After Renovations
So it seems forever since I last posted. In fact it is 2 months, which seems shocking.... However, I have had good reason and am in the middle of doing up a new house, working as usual, decluttering, downsizing, my daughters are both in the middle of exams so need chivvying... and generally life is … Continue reading Been a bit busy… renovating a new house Part 1
We have decided to move back to the big city, and although I have loved living in our little country town I am quite excited about future events. I am sharing some beautiful pictures of the house that the agents' photographer took. Those wide angled lenses certainly make it look lovely, and I cleaned and … Continue reading Selling the house, it’s all happening fast…
Colour Changes & Furniture Makeover My dining room is a multi-tasking space and so it is also a crafting room, office, homework spot and sewing space. So it has to work hard, yet be ready to switch back to a dining room in a second. Here it is in its current incarnation: It has very … Continue reading Dining Room Makeover – Before & After
Finally, it is done.... For those who have noticed a somewhat silent blog recently, I do have a very valid reason as I have been slogging away 7 days a week over the last couple of months to get this house completed. My life has been consumed by this project, but I now it is … Continue reading Before & After: The house renovation is complete.
The renovation continues. We are more than half way now, with a final push this next month to get it all done. The garden is landscaped and fenced, the kitchen is being fitted, the shower room is half in and tiled, and the bathroom awaits its turn this week. My hands look appalling, all nails … Continue reading House Renovation Diary Part 3