Paint disasters

We spent some time trying out paint in on a sketch book at home some weeks ago. While we were at Auchenard over the weekend we thought we would double check to see if the paint looked any better on the wall of the living room. Guess what – it didn’t! Back to the drawing…

Bathroom nightmares

Gordon Ramsay ain’t got a thing on this bathroom nightmare! The bathroom wasn’t in great condition when we bought the house but at least it was functional. Now ? – not so much! For all those of you with a delicate constitution – please look away now. This the site of the former built-in cupboard: …

Raise the roof!

When we first got the home report for Auchenard we knew there were a few a few big ticket items we had to deal with pronto: the RIP gas boiler that had been shut off for more than a year. The plumbers/ gas engineers we’ve had  in to quote for the work laughed when they…