Our one bed basement flat may be small in many ways, but we do have our own front door and a really good sized hallway (both plus points in small London flats). When we moved in it was a damp and dark space, with dodgy floorboards and dirty magnolia walls. It had one sad looking… Continue reading Our before and after hallway makeover
Our before and after bathroom makeover
It's been so long since I put up a post I've almost forgotten what to do! I've been consumed by Christmas and New Year fun, and planning our wedding! All very exciting, but it's about time I shared some pictures of our bathroom, which is now finished! The bathroom in our London basement flat before… Continue reading Our before and after bathroom makeover
We have finally finished sanding the rest of the floorboards in our flat! The whole flat now has the original floorboards on show, and it's looking so much better. We even sanded the bathroom floor, to keep a flow of flooring throughout. As the flat isn't very big, this makes it feel more spacious. The… Continue reading Sanded floorboards
White with a pop of yellow
We are currently redoing our bathroom. I roped in my wonderful Dad who came to stay for four days to help us sort out all the initial daunting prep bits. As I mentioned in my previous post, Bathroom blues, the bath was sinking into the floor. So for the last few months the three-legged bath… Continue reading White with a pop of yellow
Exposed brick + vintage + glass = kitchen envy
This kitchen diner is so beautiful it makes me want to cry. Where do I start as to how much I love this space? Ok...the exposed brick, use of glass sliding doors to the garden, the glass roof, the gorgeous vintage quirky touches, those sinks, The Xavier Pauchard Tolix Stools, the amazing storage wall...'sigh!' All… Continue reading Exposed brick + vintage + glass = kitchen envy
Metro tiles from Walls and Floors Lamp Room Grey paint from Farrow & Ball Calke Green paint from Farrow & Ball Classic exposed shower from Fired Earth Fratello basin from Fired Earth
After a couple of weeks of madness trying to get the flat in some sort of state worthy of people coming over for our housewarming parties, we were quite looking forward to having some time off the DIY. Picnics in the park, bit of shopping, galleries, that sort of thing. And then I noticed yesterday… Continue reading Bathroom blues
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.
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?
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