Yes, I have stepped onto the housing ladder at last! No more renting - I'm now living in a 2 bed house of my very own (well ok, mostly the bank's)
The previous occupant was a smoker, so you can imagine how nice the decor was. Very definitely "Fagnolia" - yuck. All the woodwork/radiators were also painted cream (with added stains) which wasn't helping anything.
My parents have been absolutely amazing helping out with all the DIY, cleaning, etc. Big thanks to them, although I think they've enjoyed it too.
I had vague plans to take lots of before, during, and after... continue reading »