As you know we’re all about sharing real life DIY & home improvements which inevitably means that project around here are not always pretty and more often than not we find ourselves living in a complete mess.
With so many beautiful interiors in Blogworld, it only seems fair to also share some of the less pretty, real life behind the scenes shots and with so much planned for 2016 that I have a feeling we’re going to be living in chaos more often than not.
Preparing for projects, cleaning and tidying may not be the most fun or exciting things to do, but they are an inevitable part of any home improvement project.
Our dining room isn’t exactly usable at the moment as all of the furniture has been squashed to one side of the room in preparation for our new bifold doors. Our new Chesterfield sofa may look great in the living room, but our old black one looked less good in the hallway – especially after a week of squeezing past it.
It’s not all bad though and it’s always worth putting up with a bit of a mess for the end result!
Sometimes the best way of dealing with the constant mess is to get away from it all and that’s exactly what we did between Christmas and New Year when we spontaneously popped over to Germany for a few days.
It was a great short break where we mainly spent time indulging in way too much delicious food.
The Christmas markets were still on, so we got to see the largest Christmas tree in the world, eat my favourite Christmas market treat – Germknödel (they may look super stodgy, but are actually really light and fluffy) and we may have had a Glühwein or two, too.
Back in Blogworld we’ve been busy, too. We shared our Tips on getting your home ready for winter and How to make the most of your hallway over at Quercus Living and we were interviewed by Floor Coverings International.
Along with a some other fab bloggers we also shared our Christmas Decorating ideas at the LuxPad and Property Price Advice included us in their list of Top 10 Favourite Interior Design Bloggers.
What do you do to get away from it all? What does your home look like when you tackle home improvement projects? Does it descend into chaos like ours?