New Year’s Resolutions: House Goals

We’ve now lived in our house for over a year (we moved in a week before Christmas last year – mayhem!). After starting renovation work boldly, progress has definitely slowed, however, with the new year approaching, I wanted to reflect on the progress that has been made so far!

Lounge:

Work in the lounge included knocking through the boarded up fireplace (aka ‘the bumblebee tomb’), removing the dado rail (I don’t know why, I just didn’t like it), stripping the textured wallpaper, and then living with it like that for the rest of the year… Maybe 2016 will be kinder to the lounge!

On the plus side, I did buy three tester paint pots, and given that they all look pretty much the same colour, I think we can confirm that we’ve found next year’s colour scheme….

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Landing and Stairs:

Our house was built in the 1930’s so it has some great features (some good’uns, and some not so good’uns). When we first looked around the house we felt that the landing and stairs could be improved by taking down the solid plaster half wall, and putting in wooden bannisters instead.

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Inspiration: DIY Wall Hanging

If you follow me on Pinterest you’ll know that I have a soft spot for interiors. As such, you can imagine my excitement when I came across these beautiful interior DIYs showing how to make your own wall hangings. Some are very intricate, but I’ll definitely give the basics a go – they look fab!

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There are also a number of artists selling their wall-hanging wares on the likes of Etsy such as this Peach and Gold Leaf Tassel Mobile by FleurLux, or any and all handwoven tapestries by jujujust.

For full DIY tutorials, visit these blogs:

1. Love from Ginger, DIY Easy Macrame Wall Hanging | 2. Fall for DIY, Woven Wall Hanging | 3. Simply Grove, Cinco de Mayo DIY | 4. All Sorts of Pretty, Inexpensive and Large Art DIY Wall Hanging