Sunday, 26 June 2016

6 Days of DIY

What do most people do when they're off work? Go on holiday, hang out with friends, have a bit of chill time etc etc. And what do we do when we have time off work? DIY of course! I went back to work on Thursday after some time off which included a nice weekend for Nick's birthday and also six days of hardcore DIY. If you haven't read my blog before then you won't know that Nick and I are currently renovating our first house. I wanted to show what we got done in the time because six days really isn't that long and I'm so pleased that we worked all the way through them (literally 9am-9pm!) because it just goes to show what we can actually get done if we put some effort in! Sorry for the quality of the pictures, I only decided I wanted to do this post after we'd done the work so the first few are from snapchat!










We got the wooden floor sanded and varnished, the walls painted, coving put up, shelves installed and painted and the fireplace and all the woodwork painted too. The room is now pretty much finished apart from a few last touch ups! I'm not sure if I'll do a proper transformation post on this room because it's actually our guest bedroom, but we're going to be using it as a living room while we decorate downstairs! 

What do you think of our six day transformation?

Amy x
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  1. Wow great job you guys, the room looks so pretty and I really like the tiles around the fireplace (so cute) and I'm sure it's gonna be such a beautiful guest bedroom once you fully decorate it! I wish someday soon my boyfirend and I are gonna be able to afford our own place instead of living in this rented apartment, I've been dreaming of decorating everything the way we like it for years! xx

    Matea
    www.smilesnapsparkle.com

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    1. Thank you - yeah we were so lucky the tiles were already there! I'm sure the day will come when you have a house of your own you can decorate - we were in rented for ages before this! :) xx

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  2. Looks really lovely! I do love a DIY transformation.
    Gemma x
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    1. Thank you! There'll be more DIY transformations to come hopefully! xx

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  3. The tiles are so perfect and your home will look so good!

    Have a great day, xx

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    1. Thank you - the tiles are my favourite part of this room :) xx

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  4. What an amazing transformation, the hard work has really paid off! I'm sure this will be a beautiful guest room and it would honestly be perfect for air bnb too xx

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    1. Thank you so much :) I have thought about air bnb actually, especially because City of Culture is coming to Hull next year! xx

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  5. Wow this is truly an amazing transformation! The room looks so elegant and a little rustic now. What a dream! Great job!

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    1. Thank you so much! Glad you said both elegant and rustic - we're kind of going for a weird mix of those! xx

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  6. Wowza!!! What an amazing transformation babe! This is incredible! I adore the fireplace, it seriously looks so fab! Xx

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    1. Thank you Emma! I love the fireplace too, we're so lucky to have it! xx

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  7. Wow, great work! I can't wait to have my own home for some DIY!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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    1. Thank you! It's so exciting decorating your own home :) xx

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  8. Oh wow it looks like you've got so much done within that week! AMAZING. Plus I love how the apartment looks. The floor is so pretty now and the built-in bookshelf is so dreamy.

    Love, Kerstin
    http://www.missgetaway.com/

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    1. Thank you! I love the built in bookshelf, it used to be a wardrobe! xx

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  9. You've done such a wonderful job, I love how minimal but still interesting everything looks! x
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    1. Thank you! That's the look we're going for really - minimal without being boring! xx

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  10. This is amazing! You did a splendid job. Love to see the transformation.

    xoxo Eva | www.evakindles.com

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    1. Thank you so much I'm glad you like it :) xx

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  11. WOW! That is seriously amazing progress! Those floors turned out amazingly! It is such a beautiful space you have with such authentic character! Hope you continue to show us your updates :)

    Emily
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    1. Thank you! I love the floors and I'm so happy they turned out OK - you never know when you start sanding haha! Will definitely post some more :) xx

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  12. Oh my WOW!!!! This is a fabulous transformation, absolutely adore the floorboards. Floorboards always add character to any room! I just discovered your blog and ADORE it! Your content is so good and I love your layout! I just followed you and joined as a member too :)

    Lots of love,

    Mollie Quirk from www.theperksofmolliequirk.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much I do love the floorboards and the character they add to the room :) and thank you that means so much! Xx

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  13. This is a great transformation! Hope you're having a great Monday.

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    1. Thank you! Hope you're having a good Monday too! Xx

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  14. Wow!! What an amazing transformation! The room looks so beautiful and I love the character feature of the floorboards and fireplace! All you hard work definitely paid off. You have the most beautiful home :) xxx

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    1. Thank you so much! I love the character floorboards add to the room and we were so lucky that the fireplace was already there :) xxx

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