When we got the keys to our house I believed we would be able to walk into the house & transform it into the home we had been dreaming of within a matter of days. Oh how wrong was I!? We've been in the house for 5 weeks & still haven't even managed to order a sofa, yep our bed is were we spend most of time, sitting watching hours of Netflix, eating popcorn, chilling out.
See, before we moved I never added work, household chores, visiting family, looking after a pug or our budget into the equation, I just assumed things would get done & the place would be perfect pretty quickly. Don't get me wrong, we have got a fair few things done in the short space of time we've lived here, such as re-paint the main bedroom & gloss all the woodwork, strip the wallpaper off the chimney breasts in both the living & dining rooms and we've made a start on painting the bathroom too. It just takes a whole lot longer than I allowed myself to expect. Next week we are getting the damp issues resolved downstairs, it's gonna be messy & involve one wall to be re-plastered & another to have all it's paint sanded off... seriously what did I get myself into!? After thats complete though we can go ahead with getting the rooms done to our taste so it's all exciting stuff really!
I'm 100% set on white walls & a grey sofa to go with our original wooden floorboards & we have ordered white wood venetian blinds. I did want shutters, but our windows are HUGE & the quotes we got were just insane so I settled on venetian blinds instead. The house is Victorian, meaning it's full of character, super high ceilings & original features which I am obsessed with so I want to keep the decor simple & fresh to ensure that the character doesn't get disguised.
The Kitchen is the one room I'm 98% happy with, the units are white gloss with black worktops & white subway tiles on the walls. We just need to get a new radiator & it *could* do with a lick of paint at some stage in the future but for now it's a nice place to cook & thats the main thing! We've managed to make the most of how the previous owners left it by adding all the little accessories I collected over the past year & I'm really pleased with how it's come together.
Upstairs wise our main focus is on our bedroom, we are currently sleeping in the back bedroom until we have the blinds fitted. Luckily it didn't need any work doing apart from cosmetic things like painting & we are going to pull up the carpet because it's worn out & crinkles when you walk on it which irritates me. So we have created a bit of work for ourselves by planning to remove the carpet as the floorboards are going to need sanding down & varnishing at the very least, but it will be worth it! The other two bedrooms are in decent condition too, again they just need a fresh coat of paint but theres no rush to get that done just yet. One room is going to be Dom's man cave to hide away all his geek junk & computer stuff & then the other is going to be my haven... a room for all my beauty products to live, along with a space to blog & be creative.
We haven't even made a start on the courtyard, the list is literally endless with things I want to do but I am loving every minute of being in our very own place & can't wait to see it all come together over time! Do you like these kind of posts? Let me know if you do & I'll continue to keep you all updated!