Friday 26 June 2020

Life in Lockdown

As with most of the country we spent from mid March to Mid June in lock down. I was able to work from home, and still am working from home, while Liam was furloughed and had eight weeks to keep himself busy.

As luck would have it we had predicted we would be going into lockdown long before it actually happened so we had stocked up the food cupboards and stocked up on DIY products so that Liam could go about turning our new build fresh out the box house into our warm and welcoming home. The house had had a year to settle in and dry out so now was as good a time as any to start the transformation.

In just eight short weeks Liam repaired shrinkage cracks and decorated almost every room in the house. We just have the downstairs loo to tackle which will be a nice winter project we reckon.

Here are a few pictures of his handy work.

The living room gained a grey theme with stone feature wall

The Jeep sitting at home in the living room

The kitchen became a sage colour.

This is a difficult room to photograph with the two windows and the patio doors there is a lot of light flooding in which makes the pictures appear dark!

The smallest bedroom became a bit of a retro room with bed settee and a host of 1980's items.

The guest bedroom got a mini makeover as well

The master bedroom we painted in the same relaxing colour as the kitchen.

But with a feature tartan wall to break up the paint.

Ad the ensuite gained a painted wall to break up the white.

The last room we managed to paint before it was time to go back to work was the family bathroom. We went for a simple Nutmeg white to give the room a warmer feel.

And hung some simple Norfolk Broads pictures.

The house does now feel much more like a home now that we have put our own mark on it. Had lock down not happened Im unsure as to when we would have had the chance to get this work done. It was certainly handy Liam having the time off work to get this done.


  1. It is really good to see you popping in and the house looks fabulous - well done Liam.

  2. Figured if we are keeping the boat then we may as well keep the blog rolling.