We've been busy worker bees this week, ripping apart the house so we can slowly put it back together again. And step by step, stumble by stumble, I'm beginning to be able to see how our little home will come to be. We're trying to use as much reclaimed/recycled material as possible, so our local reclamation yard, and ebay are proving to be invaluable resources. Putting in the time to search for those real ebay bargains is a great way to save on your budget, and find beautiful bits and bobs for your home. We stumbled upon this amazing parquet flooring for an absolute steal - and there's enough for the entire downstairs of the house.
Hubby spent an entire day demolishing the hideous 1980's fire place. We managed to find part of an Edwardian fireplace for just £25 at a local auction house, and now we're searching for a wood-burner good enough to heat the entire house. Plan is to use the central heating as little as possible. So come winter, you'll find me swaddled in as much knitwear as my small frame can handle.
We've also started working on the walls upstairs. It's really important for us to have a third bedroom, and in fact its one of the main reasons for moving. Much as we love our little house in our little town, with two adults, a toddler, and two dogs, we're already really squished, and we'd like to be able to grow our family further in the future.
And finally, we ripped up the red linoleum floor from the bathroom. I think I've got popeye style muscles from that one job. Boy, was that floor stuck down! When hubby stood on a particularly glue-laden section, it pulled his shoe apart. So in short, we're not sorry to see it go.
I think the next job will be laying the flooring. Good job its so pretty!