Project House: Week 5

I feel like we are finally getting somewhere with the house. It is actually starting I look like everything is coming together now. 

Over the weekend we have managed to get both our bedroom and Archie’s bedroom coated in undercoat and then finally got all the walls painted the colours we want them. Apart from adding electric sockets here and there these rooms are pretty much finished now until we get the carpet laid. 

The hall way has been completely sanded down and the walls and ceiling are now ready to be undercoated. The banister is completely sanded down and is now a lovely white rather than a dark brown wood. It is unbelievable how much it has opened the room up and how much more light reflects around the room. I’m so happy with the progress so far. 

This week has mainly been a week of buying things. We have spent well over £200 on paint so far, got a date booked in next week for the carpets to be measured and on order for a couple of weeks time. And we have now decided that we are going to get the double glazing put in our windows and doors so they are all getting ripped out and installed hopefully at the end of next week. 

The last two weeks I have felt like we haven’t really got much done but this week it is finally coming together. It’s so nice to see that hard work finally paying off and our house turning into a home.

One big thing that has happened this week is out toilet literally fell off the wall. We knew already that it had a leak and that it looked like it had been taped up and not properly fixed, but since it has come off the wall we have been able to see the true damage in the bathroom. Everything needs ruling out and completely putting back in. The pipework is bodged as is he floor. We are hoping to get this done ASAP as in 2 weeks my parents fly out to Australia for 4 weeks so my Dad (our handyman) won’t be here to do any work for us. 

I’m hoping and praying by the end of next week we will have at least half the bathroom done, the windows and doors put in and a good effort of paint in the living room. I feel like we can see the light at the end of the tunnel now. I just hope it doesn’t take to long to get there. 

Love Tilly& Archie xx 


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