Thought I'd drop in and give a sneak peek at what's been going on at No. 42. Looking back on these before photos, I can't believe how far we've come.
The day we moved in. Sexy storage heating, floral power walls and a hideous 30s fireplace that needed smashing!
After removing skirting boards, coving, the fireplace, storage heater (woah that thing weighed a ton!) and sort all the electrics, it was finally time to plaster...
Hello fresh new Farrow & Ball (Skimming Stone) colour scheme.
The chimney was lined, the grubby carpets removed....
To reveal gorgeous, well preserved floor boards underneath.
But for such a high traffic area we couldn't live with wood so soft.
So we called in Quick Step flooring & underlay, WOW what a difference. I adore this new floor.
You'd never have guessed it was laminate right?
We hung a brand new oak door with new porcelain handles the reverse way for better flow (it's made a dramatic difference and is much better use of space). Popped on new Art Deco skirting boards...
Then installed a hearth, wood burner and fitted a fire surround.
And voille! Here's where we're at now, all furniture moved in...
My next plans for this room:
A new light!
Installing chrome switches & sockets
A new mirror above the mantle
Some shelving for my interior books!
Curtains for the bay window (sooo difficult to choose)
And then I think we'll be just about right.
Thanks for reading :)
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