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Before & After Reveals

This is where you will find all my before and after reveals. It’s a great way for me to save all my hard work in one place. And to hopefully inspire you to make some changes to your home too.

 

Solely by my own fair hands each room gains a new look. There’s usually a ‘how to’ or three to accompany them too. So please join me as I endeavour to create and translate what happens to be inside my head into a reality. Oh and did I mention that my before and afters are shoestring budget friendly too.

Before & After Reveals, Outside Spaces

Outdoor Room Makeover

Outdoor Room Makeover

Last year as many of you know I threw myself into renovating the front of the house and our driveway. Plus I’ve been re pointing our Devon stone boundary wall ( all 60972 metres of it) for what feels like 27 years! All this is not only necessary as my windows were rotting and the wall had actually fallen down in places but it was also me having a severe case of ‘Pandemic Procrastination’ too. Whilst others were in their gardens I was strongly avoiding mine. You see my garden is a mess. It fact it needs more tending than the collective bikini lines of every woman in the UK who have missed their waxing sessions! Made worse by my outhouses (more about that in a mo). So today I’m sharing with you my outdoor room makeover. Continue Reading…

Before & After Reveals, Brands

Mini Sitting Room Makeover With Fy

Mini Sitting Room Makeover With Fy

This mini sitting room makeover with Fy post contains gifted items. Anyone that knows me is well aware that I have a love hate thing going on with my sitting room. The previous owners to us made a rather hasty (in my humble opinion) and rash decision to knock through from the front to the back of the house. Making 2 rooms (I’ll have you know one of those could have been my office) into 1. Now I have no issue with anyone doing this but! And yes there is a but. For two rooms to work as one they need to be architecturally similar. And that my friends is my problem. Even though an inherited one. Continue Reading…

Before & After Reveals, DIY, How To's, Outside Spaces

Restoring A Block Paved Driveway

Restore Block Pavers

Part of my 2020 wishlist is to improve the kerb appeal of my home. It looks dated. So after spending time repointing all our old Devon stone walls. Which by the way has taken nearly two years to complete factoring in the weather! I am now turning my attention to the front of the house with the aim of improving my homes kerb appeal. To be honest it needs it too. I’ve left all those little tasks far too long. Having painted the front door I’m onto cleaning our driveway. At 23 years old it’s lost its colour. And has weeds a plenty between the pavers as well as numerous stains. So I thought I’d share restoring a block paved driveway with you. An easy how to that doesn’t cost the earth or take that much effort to do either.

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Before & After Reveals, DIY, How To's, Outside Spaces

how to bring old limestone or marble back to life

marble and limestone steps after polishing

Anyone who has renovated an old house previously will know that even when you think you’ve finished you haven’t really. Sorry to those of you currently renovating. The truth is old buildings require constant care, for me that’s why I love them. Taking care of a period property to me is similar to doing your best to look after the environment. Just as I want the planet to be there for future generations I would like the heritage that comes from our homes to be there also. During the Summer months I always turn to the outside jobs (maintaining the kerb appeal amongst other things) and one of those this year is resurfacing the front steps. Here’s a step my step guide on how to bring old limestone or marble back to life Continue Reading…