The refurb begins…


Decorating Craig's hallway I know I've been saying for a while that I really want to crack on with the refurbishment of my flat – well you'll be glad to know that it's now underway!

It feels like I've been putting it off forever and a day, so after a year of saving like mad to fund the project, it's wonderful to finally have the work started.

It's not a major refurb – I did one of those about four years ago – so this is more of a tidy up. It's going to involve a lot of painting, replastering and a new look for the spare room and the bathroom.

I'll post more photos up as the work progresses and yes, I'll endeavour to get stuck in, even though I'm not much of a DIY expert. But I've found that from presenting some of the DIY shows on air I'm now a bit more confident, especially with the advice from some of our top experts!

As you can see from these before and after photos the hallway was awful – what was I thinking?!! It was also flooded so needed a fair bit of replastering too. I've chosen this lovely sunny yellow shade, I think it's really cheery and makes me smile everytime I come home.


The hallway before      The finished hallway

Knocking the bathroom into shape The builder's also made a start on the bathroom – it's looking a bit chaotic at the moment but I'm looking forward to the finished result.

If you've got any tips for me on how to keep calm during the inevitable madness, noise and mess I'd be forever grateful!

Till next time,
Craig. x.

P.S. I just wanted to say a couple of thank you's. Firstly to Jane who indentified my mystery flowers – I did think they were daffodils but everyone said they were too small – so THANK YOU Jane!

And also thanks going out to Jules and Janet for your kind wishes after my bike accident.

And finally to Marg for your inspirational and loving words about my holiday in France. Love and kisses to you all!

1 Comment

  1. Julie June 2, 2009 at 3:29 pm -  Reply

    Keep up the good work. Visting long lost friends and family is a great escape from DIY !!!!!!!!!

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