Bathroom planning and choosing tiles

So as promised back in January, thanks for waiting, here is my thinking for the bathroom redo.

As I explained in the last post, after much consideration we actually decided to keep the original layout of the bathroom and instead just upgrade the cosmetics items. This will not only make the works much cheaper but also Continue reading “Bathroom planning and choosing tiles”

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…Bath and beyond

Just before the end of 2017 we found out we have a leak in one of the pipes in our bathroom. It is something we suspected for a while but got it confirmed by a plumber who came round to check. Unfortunately for us the leak is located behind the tiled backsplash in the shower. This means to fix it we have to break through the tiles to access it properly. So yer…with Christmas fast approaching we decided this was a job that could be left to the New Year when hopefully we would have slightly more money to put towards it.

After mulling it over we decided that as we would have to retile around the bath/shower anyways we may as well redo the whole Continue reading “…Bath and beyond”

Dreaming of France

Another grim day in 2016, a year which will go down in history and not in a good way! Like many othersim sure, today’s result made me think back to our brexit result in June a truly miserable day. And though for me today wasn’t quite as bad, no tears at least, it is adding to the grim picture of the future ahead of us. So…instead of sulking I have decided think about other things, like dreaming of France… 🙂

Earlier this year my parents decided to do something that they have talked about for a long time, they bought a house in France!! Me and my siblings as you can imagine are completely and Continue reading “Dreaming of France”

Kitchen updates for £10!

This weekend I spent helping my twin sister update her kitchen. Gill bought her flat about two years ago now and has spent a lot of time putting the effort in to make it nicer and more homely. This mainly involved painting walls and buying art work to put on the walls. I must say that so far she has done a great job!

However there was one aspect which was letting the rest of the flat down…the kitchen. When she first got the flat the kitchen has cream walls, blue tiles, a red work surface and green trim Continue reading “Kitchen updates for £10!”

Blog inspiration

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I have a treat for you all today! I found two more amazing British blogs! In my first ever blog post I wrote how my I was first inspired in home design through the blogs I found notably younghouselove.com and then chrislovesjulia.com however nearly all the blogs I read are American. This generally isn’t a problem except when it comes to two things; inspiration and furniture/décor.

Inspiration is an issue because America is HUGE in general there seems to be now issue with land (except for Manhattan and maybe in SF) so their houses are large too showing kitchens with huge islands which I would love to have but are really just not an option particularly  Continue reading “Blog inspiration”

Reupholstering deck chairs

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So I know it’s been slightly longer than I originally thought it would be, but here is finally the blog explaining how I reupholstered my two deckchairs. Above is the end result of one of the deck chairs and I have to say I am pretty pleased with how it turned out! But I am jumping a head at bit lets go back, the last post I wrote on these deck chairs was choosing the material as you can see from above I went with the  Continue reading “Reupholstering deck chairs”

Birthdays and bedrooms

 

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Hello, sorry I have left this for quite a while! I have a good excuse though, it was my birthday on Tuesday…ok not that great an excuse I know, I am sorry.

As Ali (bf) often works long long hours especially on weekdays, yes sometimes he does work long long hours on weekends too, i decided rather than be alone on my birthday i would instead invite round my parents, two sisters and their plus ones and my friend Margot to celebrate. One of these sisters is actually my twin sister so I have Continue reading “Birthdays and bedrooms”