Welcome to our blog!
We are two sisters and a dog who have bought an old listed house on the edge of The Cotswolds which is in desperate need of saving. A proper restoration project and a lifelong dream for us both.
We knew that the house had major structural issues when we bought it, (we very nearly didn’t get a mortgage), but we didn’t fully realise the knock on effect of these issues. The house has roof spread; the front wall has moved away from the rest of the house and the roof and floors are sagging as a result.
After over 3 years in the the planning, our house restoration can begin in earnest. Delayed by illness last year and Covid 19 this year, we are finally ploughing on and tackling the major works we need to do to make the house structurally sound and water tight.
In this blog we will update regularly over the next few months with progress, photos of before and after (we all love those) and anything interesting or scary that we find on the way…
“It’ll be lovely when it’s finished”– Said by everyone that has ever seen it
How the house looked over 3 years ago before we bought it. You can see why we fell in love with it. It doesn’t look like that now…
The proposed plans. Phase 1 is everything on the right hand side of the house including the loft conversion, phase 2 is everything on the left including the kitchen extension and garage conversion (essentially). Click here to view a larger plan (PDF).
- Lighting preview
- Glynn’s last day (for a while)
- Working lights!
- Sun, stud walls & shutters
- Working bathroom & heating!
- The wrong staircase…
- Flagstone scrubbing (third time lucky)
- Window seats!
- Durgo & heating!
- Earth, we have a problem
- A bit of privacy
- Then & now, old photos
- Dining room denim
- Ugh. Garage.
- Skirts and studs…
- Flippin’ filling
- Going to plan (for once)
Aren’t they! We are so pleased with how they have turned out, they definitely didn’t want to be painted.
I love those shutters, they look amazing! Such a great find!
Fabulous! So pleased that it worked out xx
Oh no! That’s terrible!
Thankfully it all worked out, better than planned too, see next blog post 🙂 xx
They are Flova and are super good quality. We ordered them all through our local bathroom supply company John Nichols…
Thank you! We are so close to finishing… xxx