I’m easing myself v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y back into the world of blogging. I don’t think I can quite talk about our leaking shower (ripping all the tiles off the walls, replacing the walls, putting the tiles back and it NOT being covered by the insurance…anyone?) although I will do I promise. We’ve also painted our bedroom other such delights, but they all seem like big scary posts, so instead I’ll let you know this: We bought […]
In all the excitement of getting the new £10 side board, it took me a while to notice this: You don’t see it? All the freaking wood? EVERYWHERE! Sideboard, table top, cupboard door, kitchen surfaces…the list is endless. It’s just too much. So I played the ‘I own this house’ card and cracked open the white paint. Slightly less insane I think you might agree. It was dead easy to do as well. The door was […]
Here is a perfect example of how not looking for something really does work. We’ve had this Ikea PS cabinet for a little while, travelling from house to house, posing as a TV cabinet and a side board. I really like it, but it didn’t quite fit in its current role. It was too wide for our TV nook in the living room and yet a little too small in the dining room as a […]
So, my self imposed spending ban isn’t going that well. Welcome to our hause old rocking chair. Basically we need to break our Saturday routine of breakfast at Trove followed by Levenshulme Antiques. It’s a bad combination. But I really wanted a rocking chair! Ben did too! And it was only £75, which split between two is only £37.50 which is basically nothing right? That’s what I’m telling myself. Excuse the wires I think we are […]
Here’s a boring yet helpful post for you. It’s about my favourite subject, the lovely subject of damp. If you’re still reading you might remember that we have a small damp problem in our house. When we bought the place it had rising damp that had to be sorted (thankfully the sellers paid for this) but since then we’ve found the odd patch here and there in the form of unsightly blotches on the wall. […]
My new geometric print has arrived and found a home.
Here’s a slightly sleep-inducing round-up of a few issues we’ve overcome the past couple of weeks. ie these are all pretty boring and practical things that you might end up having to tackle in your own home. Yawn. *accidentally shoots self in face* 1) Damp Gate: Part Seven Thousand Backstory: You might remember me having yet another nervous breakdown over yet more damp in our small Victorian damp box. Remedy: We knew it wasn’t rising […]