Our house was built in 1812, therefore has no foundations, and needs to be allowed to breathe. Sadly this had not been the case, what with the lining paper, anaglypta wallpaper, and the additional layers of paint, it was in fact suffocating. So over the past month Rich and I have been busy making our house feel loved again and creating our home by renovating the key room in the house, the living room.

We have approached decorating in a completely different way (much as we did the kitchen) and left all the holes that were already there and waited until we had hung all our lovely things; because what was the point of filling holes just to drill them out again? I do have a snagging list for January!

But more importantly our house is now truly beginning to feel like our home.  It has made me realise how…

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