Wednesday 14 January 2015

HOUSE: The renovation project begins...

^The day we got the keys we started taking the wallpaper off in the bathroom.^

You may have read on my blog that we recently bought a house, that is very much a project. We have an obvious time restriction - our baby girl due in April 2015, so we have had to speed through as many rooms as we possibly can.

Now our DIY skills are seriously limited when faced with an old house full of cracks, various textured wallpapers, in need of a new bathroom and kitchen, plaster falling off left, right and centre, not to mention the overgrown front/back garden. The fact the house as built in the 1800's doesn't help either, although we wanted and love older houses they come with their fair share of 'issues'. As we are very quickly learning! 

Luckily, both of our Dad's are very skilled in the DIY area, my Dad has always had old houses and enjoyed renovating them. We are very much at the beginning of the renovation project, with the kitchen and bathroom completely stripped out and other than our bedroom we haven't even touched any of the other rooms. Being pregnant and my lack of skills meant that I wasn't really any help in the bathroom or kitchen (those rooms need the most work), so I put myself in charge of our bedroom. I have tried my best to document the process, which I will be sharing on my blog as we progress closer to creating a home rather than a shell of a house!

^After we ripped out the old kitchen.^

Does the idea of taking on a 'project' house excite you or terrify you?

Feel free to leave me a comment :)

Helen x


1 comment

  1. hope everything goes well! can't wait until i get a house so i can do the same

    from helen at

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