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So removal day has now been and gone and I am so excited to say that we are finally in our new home.  It is such a strange and exciting feeling to be walking around a three bedroom house and thinking 'this is all mine!' Of course, the reason we were able to afford a three bedroom house is because the decor was pretty appalling and a lot of the DIY work that had been previously done was mostly a bit of a botched job.  Luckily, Tom and I have a week off together to get a headstart on the things that needed to be done to make the house a bit more bearable - i.e, see you later green carpets, textured wallpaper and 70s light fittings.

We made a start on the living room immediately, stripping all the wallpaper...



 ... sanding the walls and putting a first coat of paint on.


The builders came this morning to stabilise the floor in the living room this morning, and we were thrilled to find out when they stripped the carpet away, that underneath there was really lovely original wood flooring. So despite having bought an absolute ton of laminate, that is now lying dormant in the hall as we prepare to sand and varnish the floor to bring it back to its former glory.  



I can't wait to show you all what it looks like when it's all done.  I hope you don't me sharing these 'before' photos - I'm sure to some it will be a bit boring so I'll try and intersperse these type of posts with other ones.  Not outfit posts though, unless you want to see me in a very fetching set of all in one painting overalls! Haha.

19 comments

  1. Ooh, how exciting! Good luck with it, and do post your DIY pictures, it will be great to see youe new home take shape!

    Amy
    Narrowboat Lucky Duck
    www.nbluckyduck.blogspot.com

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  2. I love project posts! A house is a massive project :) that floor is divine xx

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  3. Wow what a fantastic surprise to find those floors. We have recently had a quote for wood laminate and was quite surprised at how much even that was! You have made me want to get going in our new place. We have been there nearly two months now and we still havent decided how to decorate the living room!! Cant wait to see more house posts!

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  4. AHHHH this is so exciting! Well done you guys! Hope you have fun doing all the hard work. What a good lot of potential that place has tho!

    xxxx

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  5. Aww so excited for you gal :) That floor is going to be absolutely stunning, what a gem of a find! Cant wait to see what you and tom get upto in terms of decorating :) Here, bad news but milky joe passed away last night :( tell pancake im sorry! xx

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  6. I'm so excited for you! The natural flooring in your living room is gorgeous. I can't wait to see what you decorate the place like :) x

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  7. How exciting!!! Great floors, what a find hun!! Really happy for you xxxx

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  8. I'm glad the move went okay sweet! They've finally opened that road down "our" area by the way aha! So so great that the original floorboards are still there, they will look so great once its all spruced up! xxx

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  9. Aww yay how exciting! Your new home will be looking perfect in no time! I also love that card with the tortoise & suitcases - SO cute <3

    This post has made me relieved I'm missing all the decorating happening in my boyfriends new house but also a little jealous hehe

    xoxo

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  10. It must be brilliant to be able to reach the top of the wall without standing on a chair, ladders etc!! Can't wait to see you and what you've done at the weekend.
    xx

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  11. The flooring is lovely!!!
    I'm so excited for you!

    Ayeisha
    x

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  12. Wow those floorboards! What a find! I love houses with old original features

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  13. What a find! Real, original wooden flooring. Fantastic! I'm looking forward to seeing more photos as the work progresses! x

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  14. Lovely floor, I am really hoping that this happens when we eventually rip up our laminate as yours looks lush x

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  15. Looking forward to seeing the after pics xx

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  16. Original wood flooring. How wonderful! Congrats on officially owning and living in your own home.

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  17. ah hope you have a lovely time putting it back together exactly how you want. I've actually spent time perusing rightmove since reading your post, can't wait to get out of my rented flat but a deposit is going to take foreeeverrr to save for

    xx

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  18. It must be so exciting to have your own place and to be able to do it up as you please! That flooring is going to look amazing when it's finished. I'm looking forward to seeing how it all turns out. By the way, hi from a new follower. :)

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  19. Lovely floor, I am really hoping that this happens when we eventually rip up our laminate as yours looks lush x furniture stores southaven ms

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