You could look at it that the windows contractors cut off our internet almost a week ago and it’s still not been fixed, or that the damp work ended up costing more to fix a wonky door frame, or the electricians not having started to switch over to the new wiring yet and the plastering… Continue reading Turning block
*Damn I’m a bad blogger… here’s what I meant to upload a week ago after I wrote this on my flight out to Copenhagen… there’s a bit more of an update but I’ll share this with you later this week!..*
Almost 7 weeks in and we’ve pretty much spent what was our budget for Project #1. That’s crazy!
It all started today. The big expensive jobs. Actual real progress (I hope!). I’ve been in London and Tom’s been in Manchester but he was there at 7:30am to let the electrician and his team in and give them our brief + 101 questions from me that I forgot to ask before.
So we’ve already stripped the house (almost) bare of its lovely magnolia covering and we’re living in what feels like a very old derelict box with some modern furniture, as each wall has either a green or musky brown colour to it. Some even have a weird medical smell which I’ve googled and still have… Continue reading Where do we start?
If you follow my Instagram @hayleyshomediy you’ll know that last weekend we decided to tackle some more of the wallpaper stripping. All of the wallpaper has to go so the walls can be re-plastered straight after the electrics are done. And given the practicalities of getting multiple contractors on site at the same time I.e.… Continue reading Just when you think you’ve seen it all
One week and two days in and it’s starting to feel like home. I already love this house and all of it’s character. The amount of work that needs doing to get it to perfection does scare me but the more I hobble around the house, the more I keep seeing – unusual features and… Continue reading Patience is a virtue