Saturday, 3 December 2011

Home sweet home!

We have finally started work on our little house. My husband has been there all day today and literally ripped out everything!.

Here it goes. This is it!.

Our modest three bedroom 1970's build house. Down a little unmade road surrounded by fields.

View from front bedroom (The twins bedroom).

Fields next to the house.

Church at the bottom of our road.

Prettiest little country church.

The kitchen.

Different view of the kitchen.

Lovely 1970's wallpaper that was hidden behind the old cupboards.

Lounge/diner area.

Different view of lounge/diner.

Look what we found under the stained 70's carpet. Stunning wood stairs!.

Looking down the stairs. Look at those lovely bannisters!. (sarcasm)

Bedroom one. Henry and Ted's bedroom. And we found more gorgeous floorboards under the old laminate.

Bedroom two. Poppy's bedroom.

I am so in love with the floor. =D

Ripping out the fitted wardrobes in the master bedroom.

And they are gone!.

Even more fitted wardrobes in the master bedroom!.

Moudly pink bathroom.

Seperate toilet.

We are so lucky to have found this little gem as it really does have so much potential. What really sold it for us was the area. The house I grew up in backed right on to a country park and farm. My fondest memories are of playing in the farmers fields, picnics on a summers afternoon and bike rides through miles of countryside.

I wanted this so much for our children and when we saw this house it would mean they could do all this and more. And with a blank canvas we can turn this house into everything we have dreamt of.

Over the next 3 months I will be sharing the highs/lows and hundreds of pictures. This has been 19 months in the making. We have been living with my mum for all this time. Saving money, collecting furniture and designing our home.

Here's to our quest for a homemade home.

Lauren x

1 comment:

  1. Wow lot's to do but you'll get there in the end, finishing off with your perfect house what better motivation. And the fields :O stunning.