Weeks and weeks ago we ordered our carpets which felt like we’d reached a major milestone.  However, we suddenly realised we had a huge list of jobs to do before they could arrive. Luckily, we had arranged for the hall carpets to come at a later date and so it was just the bedrooms that we needed to concentrate on.

The Husband deserves all the credit as he has been working his socks off to make it all happen. If the design was down to me it would probably just be white walls and standard light fittings but thankfully he is much braver! That said, we would probably have finished my designs weeks ago!!

We had finished the guest room a while ago and so the next focus was our bedroom. We went for Lamp Room Gray this time and The Husband spent several evenings painting all the walls, the ceiling and the woodwork.




He’s a bit worried it is too dark but I think with all of our white linen it will look warm and cosy.

The next job was the light which was far bigger than I initially had in mind but now it is up I really like it.  Putting it up was not much fun though,  I was balancing the weight of it on my head while up the ladder as The Husband fixed it in place!


The final prep for the room was to hang up our new Roman blinds and varnish the fire place.



While it does seems a shame to cover up the lovely floorboards I really hate being cold and am hoping the carpet will make it really warm.

In the room that will be my study, we have gone for Cornforth White. It was the first room that I have been allowed to paint myself and despite it being the smallest room in the house it took me hours…and we had to go out and buy more paint.

IMG_5216Thankfully we were all done in time and the carpets are now in – Whoop Whoop.  Here is a quick glimpse of the bedroom.  The top one is just before the carpet went down but you can see the new blinds and the painted window:


This is the end result:





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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