Restoring A Bay Window

When I moved in to my flat, it was a mess. It remained pretty messed up for quite some time while I got my act together and saved enough money to start renovating properly.

Recently I have been working on the living room; and when I say ‘I’, I mean it’s mainly been other people. One of them is a very good builder / plasterer / general useful person who among other things has been restoring the bay window.  Read more

The Flat List #2

It’s been a while since I updated the list of things that still need to be done around the flat, so I thought I’d grit my teeth and work it out today.

Although I feel like I’ve hardly done anything, there have been a few very productive days, which means I’ve probably done more than I thought I’d achieved.

I’m copying the list from the previous post and crossing out the things I’ve already done. And hopefully not adding any new things. Here we go…  Read more

OH MY GOD LOOK AT THIS FLOOR 😍

The other day a Wonderful Thing happened with my flat. If you’ve been following the Flat Saga, you will know that Wonderful Things are not often forthcoming around here, so when they do happen I get Very Excited.

Now I’m going to stop using Gratuitous Capitals and start happy-screaming.

AAAAAARRRRRGGGHHHHHHAAAAHHHHHYAAAAAAAAYYYY.

And breathe. OK, coherent writing. You’re a writer, scar, remember?

Right. Yes. Here’s what happened last weekend.  Read more

The Flat Saga Rumbles On

I had a very pleasant surprise when I ripped up the flooring in the hallway and living room. It was this manky engineered wood stuff – some of it can look good, I know, I have it in the bedroom, but this was crappy – and I was expecting to just find sheets of plywood underneath, like when I pulled up the carpet in the bedroom.  Read more