The Husband is definitely the one with the eye for detail in our house project and since we moved in he has been wanting to install wooden paneling all the way up the stairs.  He has set himself quite a project given it needs to cover three floors but it is starting to take shape and is looking really good.  He’s had a little help from his dad but as I write this he is sanding away and has been doing so for the last couple of hours…

IMG_3869 IMG_3868As soon as the top rail was added on it transformed the look and feel of it all and although it has taken a long time, I’m starting to see what a difference it will make once finished.

IMG_3974 IMG_3976At the same time he is sanding down all the original hand rails and balustrades:



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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