Papering, Sanding and Painting: House DIY Update

  This has been one of those eventful/uneventful weeks that sometimes seem to happen. You know the one: where for you, things seem to be happening but to a casual observer nowt much has changed. My maternity leave has started a bit earlier than anticipated, thanks to recurring colds and viruses. I finally decided to…

Mid Century Decorating Ideas

As regular lurkers will know, we’re trying to do up our house within a fairly rigid deadline (!). As it stands at the moment, all of the floors upstairs are sanded, varnished and look lovely; although they are covered up with the old carpets to keep them nice. The front two little bedrooms are in…

Wallpaper Madness

Have you ever done up a house?¬†Today, we realised that B&Q had an offer on Dulux paints that was ending this weekend, forcing us to examine our wallpaper choices and make some decisions. Easier said than done.¬† So far, we’ve narrowed it down to these: The ‘Squirrel and Dove’ wallpaper by Sanderson is going to…

Fish, Wallpaper and Plates

Is it me or is it getting more and more difficult to find good items in charity shops nowadays? Yesterday, we went up to the Emmaus charity warehouse in Mossley (near to Staley Vegas…) and we also stopped in at the YMCA in Ashton. The Emmaus did have some interesting bits and bobs in it,…

Your House in 1956

We moved about a month and a half ago, and apart from ordering (and receiving) our stove, we’ve yet to start decorating the house. Last weekend, we moved up into the loft room – currently named ‘The Cocoon’ – in readiness of preparations. I’m not sure what Aidan’s got in store for us this weekend;…