Up early and off to Grand Designs Live tomorrow, not only for a good old nosey round but also, very exciting, to share some self build secrets! Mr M and I have been regular visitors in the past (in that long lost life we once had pre-rent) and always enjoyed the show immensely. It was... Continue Reading →
Moregeous Monday Moments (and a hamper competition!)
What with all this talk of ditching plastic and milk bottles, I've been shockingly remiss and not posted a Monday Moments renovation update since the end of November. We were so busy trying to get the dining room Christmas-ready that bloggin' flew right out of the window. It's all too easy to fly through Instagram... Continue Reading →
Diamonds Are Forever in the Pavilion Fireplace!
Boy, what a response to that Instagram poll 🙂 You lot have some really strong opinions and know exactly what you like, I love that! I guess this means that when some people visit they'll love the fireplace but others, not so much. We've made - in the interiors world - the controversial decision to lift some... Continue Reading →
Tile Pattern Dilemma!
So we went for it! The yellow patterned tiles you can see in the fireplace above have been carefully lifted ready to be laid elsewhere at Moregeous Mansions. I finished hanging the wallpaper this morning now the floor is fully sanded, plus sealed and ultra matt coated the boards twice, in this please god-send-a-thunderstorm heat. Sweaty lady-builder.... Continue Reading →
A (Final) Reno Christmas
Well, just like Nigella's, my Christmas kitchen is looking seasontastic! Errrr, well, not quite. As hard as we've tried to work faster, for this past few months the house has been filled with huge chunks of timber windows as the two new bays have gone in, and as all renovators know, there are only so... Continue Reading →
Do Up Diary: Bringing The Outside In
Are you feeling toasty tonight as the temperatures drop and the sleet sets in? Got the heating turned up a couple of notches? You lucky devil you. Seriously, I love that you've got your hygge on and I know I'll be hygge'd up with you very, very soon but just for now take a look at this and... Continue Reading →
Wanna See My (Nearly) Naked Corbel?
12 midnight. 12 MIDNIGHT! He'd been zedding for two hours by the time I finished sorting my poor broken corbel, but I definitely went to bed a happy stripper. Whilst we were taking apart Moregeous Mansions ready to be rebuilt again, one of the hallway corbels, a gorgeous original plaster wall feature, had literally dropped... Continue Reading →