Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Making a house a home

I am sorry for my lack of blogging since moving house normal service will resume soon i promise. Life has been hectic we seem to of gone from one crisis to another but finally things have settled down thankfully.

My husband is now better and we have started to make progress on the house which is fantastic. The bedroom and bathroom are nearly complete and I'm looking forward to sharing some savvy tips with you. I'm really pleased with both rooms its surprising what can be achieved on a tight budget i can't wait to show you once i have added the all inportant finishing touches.

The kitchen was supposed to be the first room on our list but we have had delays with planning permission to convert our garage to provide a utility and downstairs loo as the current kitchen is compact to say the least. I am playing round at the moment with different layouts for the two rooms to get the best use of space.

I have a little journal that is going with me everywhere at the moment with every imaginable house measurement in it. This little journal has saved me a small fortune already as i can grab bargains when i see them. A great example of this is the gorgeous Laura Ashley blind i found when i went to get some wallpaper samples, it was an ex display one that would of been £349 i picked it up for £40 just by having all my window measurements to hand.  The little book also contains fabric samples etc which is really handy if you see something by chance and want to match up.

I think it would be a really nice idea to have a blog hop for everyone making over their homes i would love to hear if this is something you would like to join in with.

I guess i best get back to the decorating now, looking forward to catching up shortly with the progress. Its always lovely to hear from you please feel free to leave a comment xx


  1. Wow, that really is a bargain for a Laura Ashley blind! Yes, I'd definitely be interested in a home renovating blog hop - although possibly I'd be better in a home renovation surgery! Hopefully other people's ideas will help me too. I am turning into the queen of procrastination...

  2. Bless you .... i know that feeling of prorastination usually it happens when i over think things too. I find my first thought is usally the one i go back to and its usually the right thought. It will be lovely seeing everyones ideas on a blog hop i will definately set one up. Just need to think what to call it ??