Decoration, DIY, Home, Interiors

Floorboards – done.

Work has been crazy the last few weeks so I am sharing these pictures later than I wanted to. But the sanding of the bedroom floorboards is done! It wasn't as scary as I thought it would be - just noisy and took a while, but it was worth it. Following advice from bloggers and… Continue reading Floorboards – done.

Decoration, Design, DIY, Home, Interiors

Floorboards – dark or light?

It's decision time. Stain our floorboards dark or paint them white? The sanding equipment is booked in, so this weekend we will be taking our battered, paint covered (but lovely) original floorboards in our victorian flat and sanding them back to reveal them in all their glory. But do we go for rich, dark glossy… Continue reading Floorboards – dark or light?

Decoration, DIY, Home, Interiors

Wardrobe 0, Me 1

This weekend I had a fight with the built in wardrobes in our bedroom. It was a close-run contest, but after many hours of hammering, swearing and falling off a chair, I won! So the horrible MDF wardrobes are no more. I cannot wait to get some order in the room with some shiny new… Continue reading Wardrobe 0, Me 1

Decoration, DIY, Home, Interiors, Vintage


So, following on from my post Narrow Thinking, my boyfriend just emailed me a picture of how our hallway is looking this afternoon, halfway through the plaster getting hacked off ready for damp proofing. And how cool does the exposed brickwork look?! Now the question is, should we replaster or leave the bricks on show..?… Continue reading Exposed!

Decoration, DIY, Home, Interiors

Narrow thinking

I am very excited today - at this moment my boyfriend is ripping apart the hallway in our flat. We have already torn up the carpets and the ugly marble tiles in the entrance, now he is demolishing the fitted cupboards and rotten woodwork... It needs some electrics and (quite a lot of) damp work… Continue reading Narrow thinking

Decoration, DIY, Home, Interiors, Retro

It’s all about the grey

I have only ever painted my houses white. 100% brilliant white. It makes everything look bright, sparkly, clean and minimal. However it's time for a change. I am embracing grey. Ok, admittedly not a radical colour, but beautiful none the less. I am going to brave it and paint my bedroom walls in Farrow &… Continue reading It’s all about the grey