We’ve moved!

Last weekend we finally moved into our new home. I’d like to say it’s finished but unfortunately there’s still a lot left to do! We did manage to get a couple of rooms complete before the weekend. Here’s a before and after shot of our bedroom:





We have a few finishing touches to add but I’m really happy with this room, it’s my haven when sanding, filling, priming, glossing, scraping and painting gets too much!

What’s in the room:

Alcove wallpaper – Laura Ashley Josette, White/Dove Grey Damask Wallpaper. Currently £22.40 per role.

Paint: Laura Ashley, Dove Grey paint. Currently £21.00 for 2.5L Matt emulsion.

Bed frame: Sharwin kingsize, high footend by Halo Living, bought from Leekes for £599.00


Uncovering the past

Move in day is looming and there is still a lot to do before we can get settled.

Sunday was my favourite day of decorating so far. I ripped out all of the carpets in the hallway and stairs to reveal original Victorian tiles. We weren’t sure what they were going to look like, especially as the parquet in the living area is such a state. Luckily, apart from the remnants of some glue which needs to be removed with a heat gun, they look great!


We have ordered a light carpet for the stairs, landing and bedrooms and bought this Mellow Sage paint by Crown for the walls and inside of the front door.