Our Old House

As I might have mentioned, I’m on floors at the moment.  The old house had wooden floors, the colour was great and they stood up well to everything we threw at it, often literally with all three of the children being little there.  The whole ground floor was done at once as the last stage of the renovation, it finished the place off so well. The house had four rooms, a bathroom (in pink and black) and a kitchen when we moved in. We added two bedrooms and a shower room upstairs and bashed a few walls about downstairs to end up with a brilliant kitchen diner leading straight out to decking and a fab garden.  We probably would have put a room on the back had we stayed, we had good times there, the decision to move to the bungalow once Dad died was a tough one but we made the right choice, definitely.

At the weekend I was looking back through the images used for selling the house, to remind myself the look of the old floors.  I realised you may like to see them too, have a look. I do have to admit this was the day the house looked its best ever.


I love white houses, it just wouldn't work on the new place at all,
I love white houses, it just wouldn’t work on the new place at all, shame
you can see the colour well here, that is it after about 8 years
you can see the floor colour well here, that is it after about 8 years, it did pretty well
the front bedroom upstairs
the front bedroom upstairs
my beloved old kitchen
my beloved old kitchen- it was the best – especially the way it opened onto the deck,  I really miss that here.

The Regeneration

The next stage here is well underway, we cleared the middle messy pit of a room and, since it’s now empty, the decision is whether to just go for it and redecorate it before the floors are done.  I’m for white in there, what a surprise, and C really fancies some wallpaper. Although I like a bit of white, I saw a great blue colour today that could work, the sample’s reserved to be picked up asap.  One thing that is for sure, we’ll get rid of the light fitting, photos to come of that soon.  This is the room that C has allocated as ‘his’ and he is thinking that a new Gibson ES-339 would be the perfect accessory for it.  There’s a lot of chatting to do I fear.  I’ll keep you posted.


8 thoughts on “Our Old House

  1. Was lovely to see your old house. Nice to see the stags head and table and chairs in both. The colour of that floor is fab I think you should try mixing the two colours together to get that again. Well done on clearing the room 🙂

  2. Lovely photo of you! The auld hoose looks amazing . The old dining room light fitting is something else.. It might come back into fashion..

    1. There’s a lot of chat about gold and brass coming back, not cool if you still have the old version. Now, if it was one of those Tom Dixon globe lights….
      Thanks for the photo, would rather not have any really. xx

  3. I don’t know how you left that old house. Gorgeous floors, nice internal doors, big kitchen-diner opening onto the garden, plus it looks nice from the road. Tell me it had some horrible flaw, please! x

    1. Hi Gillian, it really was ‘our house’ and it was hard to leave. The rooms were quite small apart from the kitchen – not a huge flaw, but a consideration. I’m hoping I can get this place looking as good as the old house sometime SOON, at least for an hour or two. (It took a lot of work to get ready for the photos you see, hours and hours) x

    1. Hi, thanks for the comment, just had a look and my, you have good taste in kitchens too, love the shelves with all the white items on them, very effective and love your table too. x

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