I have been super busy moving house, redecorating and living in semi-unpacked chaos; dealing with plasterers, electricians, carpenters, the council; receiving a million deliveries from online shopping and driving a van round to B&Q, Ikea, all sorts. This is mine and Josh's first purchase in the property world and we have big plans and high standards (which equals a butt-load of work). There's still plenty to do, but we're getting there. We haven't even started on the garden, which will be an epic task in itself.
I have located my laptop, tablet and a chair to work from, and have done enough nesting to feel like I can start getting back to work. Plus my hands and nails are wrecked from all the manual labour, they are longing to get back to the drawing board where they belong.
I will do a proper before and after with the estate agent's photos when it's a bit more finished, but for now there are a few pics below.
|Sold! To us! (it's the lower-ground floor)|
|Our first piece of mail; a hand-made card from my Mum & Dad|
|My motivational lunch box: to help me with the cleaning and painting|
|The flat came with built-in shutters; handy for protection against rioting|
|We're sleeping on the living room floor (the walls used to be red)|