Today, 11 months on, I bought my first piece of furniture!
I appreciate this may not seem significant, but it is to me 🙂
Tomorrow I order my first bit of carpet/fitting as well and next week, I discuss finer details of windows and doors, with a view to sign on dotted line…it’s just all all go-go-go*
*money, that is.Posted 3 years ago
Today I am shitting rainbows; the bedroom is finished!*
*New furniture is needed obviously and pole & curtains are on order (thanks Bunnyhop for some advice last year) but I am so, so, so, so pleased to have a room that is carpeted – oh the luxury 🙂
My house (ok, the bank’s house) at last, looks vaguely habitable, in one room.
Thank you all for the advice from here in various threads, it’s really appreciated. (this is also a caveat there are more to come!)
Also, for some advice, any suggestions what to do with the fireplace ? Just paint black is my thought (I have the grate somewhere), or is there a better option?
Posted 3 years ago
I’m actually not minding the fire surround white. I think because the rest of the room is quite crisp and pale the fireplace would shout too much if it was a contrasting colour, especially as its in a corner rather than the focal point in the room. That would maybe change if you add or change furniture or whatever over time, but with the room as it is I think the white is fine.Posted 3 years ago
Thanks 🙂 It’s a big deal this for me as you know and only folk that have been on a similar journey will appreciate the small victory this is!
I should have been clearer, I mean the innards of the fire – what to do with it?
Just looks a bit ‘argh’ as is. Surround stays as is.
Posted 3 years ago
CFH. I remember my parents giving away a pampass grass when we lived in Torquay. A couple came around, dug it up and gave me some sweets. In hindsight, I got away lightly.
..and yes, it is basically an LED deathstar/glitter ball. When a friend who works for a lighting company offers you anything at retail minus 70%, you can go a bit crazy. (You wouldn’t believe what that sells at!)
I do like it though 😀Posted 3 years ago
Not sure if anyone cares about updates anymore, but just in case 🙂
Back garden has been turned into a blank canvas this week, with hired help of a couple of northerners (ok, they did most the work). Genuine good-guys and complete work-animals.
….and the front garden is currently shitting itself 😀
Posted 2 years agoduncancallumSubscriber
How’s the house coming along?
Whole house repointed, new lintels, aluminium guttering front and rear, new rain pipes, repointed gables, restored soffits, repointed chimney, pepperpots fitted, foil wrapped windows, new flat roof at rear, French doors etc and today, a new window being cut out. Building control tomorrow.
I’ve not even begun on the inside!
It’s a good job I’m single because I can’t afford a missus, or a date, or beans on toast.Posted 1 year ago
That’s it I think now for this thread, time to shoot it in the head.
Final update is that today the outside of the house, was finished. If you look carefully, it did a wee in excitement. Some excess mortar to scrub off, but job jobbed.
All your advice, encouragement, piss-taking and patience on my many, often stupid questions on other threads is genuinely appreciated. The latter will continue though – that confidence to actually tackle something unknown, is an odd one, but I’m overcoming it.
Thanks, and good luck to any others going through it.
Posted 1 year agotwinw4llMember
Nice job bear, you appear to still be in the first flush of enthusiasm, i’ve spent the last 30 years doing up various properties and i’m now halfway through an epic loft conversion, to be honest iv’e had enough, the next house is gonna be mint and my wife has been instructed to shoot me if i look at anything without a roof.Posted 1 year ago
you appear to still be in the first flush of enthusiasm
No. I. Am. Not.
That left me long ago; every little thing that’s completed is a victory though.
I have been so close to tears at times, and that’s not a joke. It’s really hard by yourself with no partner or friends that can help, if you’re a soft-handed office bitch.
I’m not really sure I’d recommend it TBH!
You lot have helped though, and that’s something.Posted 1 year ago
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