A lot of you said you loved the way the house looked but wanted to see exactly what we achieved. So here you go (these photos are bad quality as they’re from rightmove).. Sam’s dad helped a lot, I should say he probably done the most work 🙈😂 but yes it took a lot of time & a lot of effort. We scraped nicotine covered artex off the walls, we painted, kicked ceilings down etc. We got the keys on February 9th & if you follow my blog you will know that was a bittersweet day for me as I had my best friend, Lilli, put to sleep that morning. We moved in & had our first sleep in it on August 2nd.
Bathroom; we ripped the airing cupboard out (you can’t see it in this photo but you can just see the handle in the left of the photo) & then ripped everything else out! This to us was not usable at all.. They even left manky marks in the toilet! 😷 We also moved the toilet & sink.. Plus pushed the bath up to where the airing cupboard was. If that makes sense…
Kitchen; this room smelt so bad, the green walls were covering a horrible wood effect wallpaper too. They had hooks everywhere, like everywhere! Again this all came out but I LOVE the archway & the pantry. We did reuse that oven though as it was pretty much brand new!
Lounge; this had artex on the walls & a fireplace that wasn’t to our liking. To be fair this one didn’t take as much work!
Dining & conservatory; I’m going to say these two together as they used to be one room. We did have a stud wall added in because the conservatory is quite big so it will be super cold in the winter.
Spare bedroom; we’ve kept the door for now as we are unable to find the right bricks to brick it up. But at least it’s lovely & light in here. This room was apparently where the dogs slept, so it smelt awful 😲
Our bedroom; so the red definitely didn’t go with our lovely grey theme in the house.. 😂 we’ve still not finished this room though as we’re waiting for our bedroom furniture to be made! How exciting 💁🏽
Here are a few of the after’s, just to refresh your memory! But don’t forget my other blog post has lots of fab pictures of how it looks now.
Thanks for reading lovely people ☺️
Wooohoo! Finally! I am now living with Sam 😍
So far so good everyone 💁🏽 I asked Sam a few weeks ago what he was most excited about when it came to us living together, he replied ‘eating what I want when I want’. Babe.. I meant about me 😂 although that’s what I was thinking too. So who wants a tour around the house?! Of course you do!!
HALLWAY; it’s completely empty. We need a doormat desperately & the cupboard we’ve ordered needs to hurry up 😂
LOUNGE; we’re just waiting for some nesting tables to be delivered in this room!
OUR BEDROOM; we have no furniture in here yet so we took Sam’s bedside tables for now. We’re having the furniture built in soon hopefully ☺️
SPARE BEDROOM; this has all my furniture in it & the only thing we need to do in here is brick the door up (which I think you can just about see) & hang some curtains.
BATHROOM; this is my absolute favourite!! The only thing we need in here is a mirror over the sink 😃😃 but how pretty is that!
KITCHEN; this is Sam’s favourite room. Completely finished in here 😍
DINING ROOM; it’s stunning! We’re going to hang a copper mirror & Sam wants to put a tv up too.
CONSERVATORY; the only thing we have in here are lights. We’re undecided on furniture as it will fade in the sun.
So, yeah as you can see we still have a lot to do. But we have come a long way! It’s been a lot of hard work but it’s been so worth it 😍😍 if you want to see a post on the before & after’s let me know!
I haven’t updated you for a while with the house! Sooo much has happened & we’re getting close to being able to move in!! I’m getting so excited now! I won’t bore you with every little thing because we would be here forever haha..
This is literally going to be my favourite room by far! I am in love with the floor tiles…like literally if I could love them anymore it would be weird. But how beautiful right? The bath is in, we’re just needing the rest to be plumbed in 🛁
All painted & cleaned up. 🛌 We’re just waiting for the carpet in here so we can put some furniture in! What should we do with the windows? I’m thinking blinds & curtains? But the windows are so big I’m not sure what would look best…
Same again here… We need the carpet in & to decide what’s going in the windows. We have ordered the sofa 🛋 so that’s on its way at some point. Every other room in the house is very grey.. That seems to be our colour. But we opted to pick some beige for this room to switch it up a little bit 😂😂 it still sort of looks similar though 🙈 this is the sofa we decided on but obviously in beige 👌🏽
As for the kitchen we’re waiting for the guy to let us know when he can come & put it all in. The flooring is going to be put down in the next few weeks too. I cannot wait to show you all some of those photos! The hallway is waiting for flooring.. Not much I can show you with that 😂 & the spare bedroom is plastered ready for being painted 😍
Next time I update you maybe there will be a fully fitted kitchen & bathroom 🙊 or maybe a bed 💁🏽
Caitlin xo 🏡
I really tried to make the most of my 5 days off… Technically you could say it was 6 as I finished at 1pm on the Wednesday & didn’t go back until 1pm on Tuesday 💁🏽 yes I was super lucky this year!
THURSDAY; was spent completely on me… I did my washing as I usually do on a Thursday, had a bath & face mask, blogged, watched films & completely chilled out. The sun was shining so my washing day was even better I am such an old woman!
FRIDAY; I went to the gym first, then I went to get my hair done… I haven’t had it done since before I went on holiday in November!! So this was a lovely treat. It needed a little trim as the ends were going a bit dead. So no colour this time! Jenna does a fabulous job on my hair, always! I then went home & unpacked my George order which was full of goodies for our dining room/conservatory 😍 later that afternoon I had a good catch up with Colleen & her two little angels. Reilly (her eldest) invited me over for pizza & to watch dancing on ice 💁🏽 she’s such a grown up now!
SATURDAY; I had a lovely lay in before getting up to become an estate agent for my mums house! I then met Sam at our bungalow so we could get some painting done! Took numerous pictures of the cats that came round to see us 😂 & then we ate his Easter present which was a box full of goodies from skinny bakery! After this we went to watch the boxing at Sam’s friends house & had a Chinese 😋 clearly I was into the Chinese more 🙄
SUNDAY; Sam got up to play football so I went to the bungalow to carry on prepping all the wood at the house & met him back home as his grandparents were coming over for a roast! We then both went back to do some painting before going to the cinema with his sister Lucy & her boyfriend! We went to watch blockers… So funny I definitely recommend going to see it!
MONDAY; we got up super early & were at b&q before 7.30 as we didn’t like the colour that we had been painting 🙈 I have never painted so much in my life 😩😂 but we also picked some other testers to see what we liked for other rooms! So then after about 8 hours of painting we went back to b&q to go get the other colours. No joke I dreamt about paint that night 😂
It’s now Tuesday & I think I’m going to be asleep by 9pm this evening 🙌🏽😍 how did you all spend your Easter bank holiday?
Caitlin xo ✨
So really? Who doesn’t love a good scented candle?!
Whenever I ‘spring clean’ I, without a doubt, always use a candle! Now I’m sure everyone has heard of Yankee candles & I do love them too! But I love supporting smaller businesses! 😍 as you will see on this blog post 😜
This candle is amazingly fresh! Yankee candles are extremely long lasting & excellent value for money! A little tip: order on Amazon, they’re so much cheaper 👌🏻 fresh linen is a perfect scent for a good Spring clean. I always set my candles near an open window, so the wind can blow the scent into the room.
I have recently found a brand that I really love! They’re called bloom candles 😍 so many different scents! I found this brand through my dollibox when I received a wax pop in one of my boxes! It was called banana nut bread & oh my god the house smelt beautiful! I have recently bought a lot more of these wax pops & the candle jars! They’re very reasonably priced aswell, plus the shipping is fairly quick. My favourites that I would suggest would be; banana nut bread, mango sorbet & baby powder. Honestly cannot recommend these candles enough! Follow bloom candles on Instagram 💕
I have previously bought from a company called imperial candles. I had bought a fair few from this company as it was a scented candle with a twist! A free piece of jewellery in every candle! I found the candle & the scent itself perfect, but the jewellery wasn’t worth that little bit extra money for the product!
Another brand I have fallen in love with is sanctuary 😍 a little bit more prices but that’s what you would expect. These are lovely for a nice fresh scent, they’re not too heavy. Some candles can leave you with a horrendous headache.
What are your favourite candles?