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House tour of our first home part 2 – the first floor

First home finished master bedroom

Last week I showed you around the ground floor of our finished first home. I really need to get a shift on so that I can show you our new home! So this week, I thought I would move onto a house tour of our first home part 2 – the first floor. As I mentioned in my previous post, our first home was really small and there were only 3 rooms upstairs. I separated the house tour into 2…

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House tour of our first home part 1 – the ground floor

Living room after

Okay so I’ve been completely and utterly useless at posting recently. But it’s been for a good reason – we’ve moved house! I can’t wait to show you our new home, but first I wanted to do a house tour of the home we’ve left behind to begin a new chapter.  After trying to make this post into a full house tour, as the house was really very small, I realised it was still going to a mammoth post. Not…

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Small updates to our bathroom: getting the luxe look for less

Over the last few months, we’ve made a few small changes to our bathroom. These bathroom updates haven’t cost much at all, but they’ve made such a difference. We completely renovated the bathroom when we moved in. You can see the before and after photos in my Bathroom reveal post. We were so happy with it, but after living here for over 6 years, there were some updates we wanted to make. I’ve been looking for a new bathroom cabinet…

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Living room updates: white walls and new TV unit

White walls and new TV unit

For a few years, we’ve had a black corner unit for the TV in our living room. I haven’t been overly keen on it, mainly because it’s completely open, which means all the electronic equipment and cables are visible. This results in it looking a little messy and everything quickly getting dusty. For these reasons, I’ve been wanting to find a new TV unit for quite some time. Our living room also used to have an almond feature wall. After first painting the…

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Bathroom reveal: the finished look

Bathroom reveal

This bathroom reveal has been a long time coming! I’m so excited to finally share with you all how our finished bathroom looks. It’s one of the rooms I’m most proud of, possibly even my favourite. We’ve done so much work to it over the years and so to be completely happy with the end result is so satisfying. When we bought our house, the bathroom was hideous. It felt tiny and dark and gloomy and not somewhere I enjoyed…

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Barbecue spray paint makeover

Barbecue spray paint makeover

A few years ago, my parents bought us a charcoal barbecue as a gift. When we got our house and had so much work to do to improve it, buying a barbecue just wasn’t a priority. It was such a nice surprise to receive one and we really enjoy having barbecues in the summer. We’ve debated swapping to a big gas barbecue many times, but I like having a charcoal one. When there are so many other things for the…

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Living room makeover progress

Living room makeover progress

Our living room has been on quite the journey over the years. A never-ending journey that still isn’t complete. We edge nearer all the time, but never seem to quite make it! Here is our living room makeover progress so far. Let’s start at the beginning. Back in 2011, when we first purchased our house, the living room looked like this. We began work right away, working long days and late into the evening, trying to make a dent in…

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Kitchen makeover: installing a brand new kitchen

Kitchen makeover

When we moved into our house, we urgently needed a kitchen makeover. As is pretty obvious from our before photos, the kitchen needed completely ripping out. I would have liked to have been able to save the units and just update them, but they were in such a bad state that they had to be ripped out and thrown away. Some of them didn’t fit properly and half of them were falling apart. There also weren’t any units on the…

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