This is the next big project.  We have done nothing in here since we moved in apart from replace the fireplace.  It feels a bit like an old people’s home at the moment due to the eclectic mix of chairs we have in there and it’s always freezing cold.  To be honest we don’t really use it much as neither of us like it in there due to the drab wallpaper and dirty old carpet.

With everyone coming for Christmas we’re on a mission to get the room looking its best.  Last weekend we started by taking down the horrible wooden blinds that were here when we moved in and it instantly looked better:


It will be tight timings wise to get it all done but The Husband reassures me it will be fine and done in time to get the tree up!


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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