Gazing at glazing & kitchen mini-reveal

Things are quite literally taking off over at the house. We’ve ripped out carpets, kitchens, bathrooms, built-in furniture and what feels like miles and miles of wallpaper and got rid of one large asbestos pipe. The last big ticket item that had to go were our rotted and peeling single glazed windows in the kitchen.…

The lighter side of life

In recent weeks we’ve see asbestos removal, new boiler, pipe work for central heating and electrics – but the most visible difference is the plastering of the walls and ceilings in the house. When it is freshly applied, plaster is a dark brown, so this hasn’t been the most aesthetically pleasing look, but it certainly…

How does your garden grow?

While much has been going on inside the property, there haven’t been many exterior developments. When we first got they keys to Auchenard we spent a long time & even hired in some help in the form of my youngest brother Abraham to clear the overgrown lane adjacent to our property. ¬†We chopped, strimmed and…

Thrifting

For all you who know me in real life I am a keen thrift/ second hand shop shopper. So much of our furniture has been bought from second hand furniture shops in Edinburgh and Glasgow. We have a fair few shops locally and I do enjoy the process of finding a beautiful item in need…