Went to my new home with the boyf today for some DIY action. We bought a doer-upper as we wanted an older property that we could put our own stamp on. Little did we know just how much work was going to be involved. It's great being able to do what we want but it is quite tiring sorting out the house. The bathroom needs to be completely ripped out, there's some funky damp patches, God knows what the fridge smelt of and apparently there were rat droppings. From a RAT. No floors I can do but a fucking rat? No thank you.
The boyf wasn't confident in my choice of outfit and so handed me some overalls. Unfortunately they were about four sizes too big but they kept me warm and protected my lovely clothes from getting dirty.
This was the state of my bathroom when I walked in. Leave the boy alone for a day and this happens. It did need to be done but it was a bit of a shock. All of the tiles have now been smashed off of the walls and we are on our way to a new bathroom. Yay!
This fireplace is my favourite feature in the house at the mo. It is original and is so beautiful. Heart. It's in our bedroom and it makes me smile every time I look at it. We will probably paint the wooden surround as it doesn't really fit with our style. Decorative changes like this will have to wait though while we are ripping the bathroom out.
In the living room is another fireplace. Not quite so sophisticated this one. The hole actually wasn't there when I visited the other day. Yup, you guessed it, the boyf cut loose with a saw. Today he chopped some wood for it despite the fact that we probably won't have a wood burner in there for at least another four months. Oh well, whatever keeps him quiet!
Can you tell that my job for the day was the kitchen? I think it looked quite pretty by the end of the day. We will eventually get a new kitchen in there but it's going to have to wait until we can afford it. Shelling out for a house means that some of the beautifying will have to wait until we have saved up some more pennies. Later in the year you will hopefully see the transformation of our lovely little home.
Any DIY or home money saving tips will be greatly appreciated if you have any. Oh and also any tips on how to save money in other areas; I have imposed a spending ban on myself for this month and am already having shopping withdrawals.