Thursday, 2 June 2011

Happy Anniversary House!

Well, on Saturday, the 4th of June, we will celebrate one full year of living in this lovely house.  When we first moved in, we were seriously scared we'd done the wrong thing.  The house - which had been presented at the viewing as a lovely, well-cared for space - once emptied, revealed there was an awful lot of shoddy DIY done, ripped up carpets, sticking door handles, dodgy paint work, etc etc etc...

And yet, we very quickly realised there was just something about the house that was completely and utterly RIGHT for us.  I've loved our year here and little by little turning it into something that reflects both W and I.  It's no longer just a house.  It's now a home.  And you know what they say, home is where the heart is.  And I will speak for both of us when I say our heart truly is right here.  (your bucket, ma'am?)

Cheesy sentiment aside, a year on and honestly, we're nowhere near complete.  I reckon it'll be at LEAST a couple more years before we can even say that we're CLOSE to being 'finished'.  And then of course, as tastes change, as styles come and go, a house - especially when you are as design obsessed as we are (which is exactly why I love you) - is never really truly FINISHED.  I mean, what fun would that be?

The biggest thing we've realised is just how much potential this place has.  We recognised it as soon as we stepped in the door.

And a year on, I think it's about time we showed you around, finished or not.  A lot of the house you've seen before but there's a few bits you may not have...

You'll see from my ever-so-helpful illustration above that there's a new page up there under the Swoon Worthy header called 'House Tour'.  It's basically a room-by-room blow of before and afters with links to almost every single thing we've done.  So if you are wondering where the little table with the baskets in the lounge came from...

Or if you are wondering about the subtle chevron stripes that were painted on shelves I store my shoes on...

Or you want to see the latest progress on the kitchen (I'll be sharing this in more detail soon)...

Now you know where to click for it all.

Of course, I will still be sharing things chronologically as we do them in the blog but all our past projects that you may have missed are covered and I will do my best to update the page as often as possible too!

In the meantime, go on and click that link above, kick off your shoes, grab a cuppa and make yourself at home.


  1. Happy Anniversary, House of K&W!

    It's brilliant to see the tremendous progress you have made - you've both made your home beyond lovely and I always look forward to seeing more. Following your journey is so inspiring.

    Loving your new tabs, this is such a favourite blog for me. :-)

    Happy weekend to you, pretty lady!

    Meera xx

  2. happy anniversary house!

    i've been surprised by how blogging affects my house-keeping/decor life. seeing photos of my rooms influences my choices now and magnifies what i like and dislike.

    i LOVE seeing photos of real rooms real people live in so i am all eyes and ears as you continue to share the progress. you're doing a fabulous job BTW and you're right, it'll never be finished cuz we're way too fun for that.

    i am going through an apologetic phase with my house. people come over, and i keep saying LISTEN, IT'S STRIPPED DOWN RIGHT NOW AND WON'T ALWAYS LOOK LIKE THIS. i have to clear a room out to see where it's headed.

    have a great weekend, swoonbabe.


  3. I can't believe how much you've done in a year!! Seriously. I thought you'd been there waaaaaay longer than that. You've whizzed through loads of rooms - taking down ceilings too!!!

    Wowee, missus, I'm totally in awe! Lucky I like you so much, or I'd be feeling definite pangs of jealousy!

    Oh, and I LOVE your Home Tour - yup, I stalked it good and proper!


  4. You have done so much in just a year. Well done. x


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