Our compact kitchen is now a much nicer room to spend time cooking in. The makeover is finished, and Stuart did it all himself (apart from the gas work) in two weeks - he's getting very good at fitting Ikea kitchens! We needed the kitchen to be finished quite quickly and to a budget. So things… Continue reading Our before and after kitchen makeover
I am a bit late in sharing this news with you all, but my husband and I are expecting our first baby! Baby Robinson is due early September. We have chosen not to find out if baby R is a boy or girl - although most bets are on boy at the moment. We're really excited,… Continue reading Nesting
Our before and after hallway makeover
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
Down at the bottom of the garden…
As we live in London, we're really lucky to have a good size garden. This does mean though that due to lack of time and money to do anything with it, a large section of it had become a dumping area for wood, stones and weeds. This end of our garden gets the most sun all day… Continue reading Down at the bottom of the garden…
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
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.
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