The last few weeks around here have been a bit chaotic to say the least. Ever since going on holiday and having family visiting for almost two weeks we’ve really been struggling to get back into our standard routine of constantly tackling DIY projects. Somehow lying on the beach with a cocktail seems more appealing than being covered in dust and dirt while knocking something down or, even worse, trying to put it back together again.
Sometimes the best motivation is to take a step back and do other things – which is exactly what we’ve been doing.
We drove to Germany to attend my sister’s wedding (which included a bit too much excitement when we broke down on the motorway and nearly missing the ferry), we went climbing for the first time ever (and loved it), we went to a concert (the Foo Fighters in case you’re wondering) and spent hours on the playground with our visiting nephews.
Now though it’s back to real life and more importantly back to DIY!
We spent the last day or so tidying the front garden and in a mad rush of “I can’t live like this anymore” we’ve also started to take up some of the awful tarmac covering most of our garden at the back and side of the house. Admittedly this totally isn’t a project that’s even on our current to do list, but I just couldn’t take it any longer.
Not sure it’s looking any better yet though!
On a prettier note, we’ve finally managed to find some art for our fourth bedroom that we both agree on. Most of it still needs framing, but it’s about time that we finally get that room finished.
Elsewhere on the web, Fledge Magazine interviewed us – for their podcast! It felt really weird listening to ourselves on the internet but was super exciting, too! You can catch the whole interview here.
Our DIY hallway bench was featured on the HIBS100 top UK home and interior blogs website (where we jumped to 9th position this month!) and The Floorsanding Experts named us as one of their top 20 inspiring home renovation blogs. Yay!
Do you also find that getting out and doing different things than you’re used to is the best motivation? We’re still looking for more art for our fourth bedroom. Let us know if you have any suggestions!