Almost 7 weeks in and we’ve pretty much spent what was our budget for Project #1. That’s crazy! Advertisements
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
Project#2 can begin! Yesterday went as smooth as I was expecting and we were shattered by the end of the day. In a snapshot…
This week flew by. I meant to post the final few of the transformation videos from our current home but I was away with work for 3 days and didn’t have time to upload nor the energy to write a blog to go alongside (I’d rather be honest with you!).