Following on from the progress made in the bathroom last weekend, The Boyfriend has continued the demolition work and made huge changes.

He also made some interesting discoveries as he stripped things back.  This book from 1903 was hidden in the wall between the bathroom and the landing – it is really well kept so will definitely be worth a read.


Up in the attic he also found a stash of Christmas paper which will come in handy later in the year as well as a pile of old beer bottles and household rubbish that went straight out to the skip.

The aim of the day was to pull back the ceiling and The Boyfriend was on a mission to get it done before the football started.  The dust was thick and black and the poor guy was absolutely covered – he looked like he’d been working down a chimney and needed several showers to get completely clean.  Luckily he had his mask and goggles on but it wasn’t much fun.  Anyway, he’s done a great job and saved us several £££ by doing it himself.

Here’s The Boyfriend getting started:

IMG_0979He made it look very easy and quickly got the first half off:

IMG_0980It didn’t take long to get it looking like this:


About katerenovates

Hello and welcome to Kate Renovates - a blog about my attempts at renovation. The Husband and I have now been living in our house for four years and changes are being made slowly. It's an unloved Victorian townhouse that had been converted into two flats. Armed with a little bit of know-how and bags of enthusiasm, we have turned it back into one house and are transforming it into our home. Many of the original features remain but the flats had been rented out and so none of the rooms were in great shape. Luckily, it has a fully functioning kitchen and we recently finished the new bathroom and so things are getting more and more comfortable all the time. We're learning as we go and sharing our ups (and downs) on here as we try (fingers crossed) to bring the house back to life. I'd love to hear your thoughts on my blog or any tips you may have on our house project, so to contact me, please email
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