We spent years (nearly 8!) doing up our last home on the outskirts of Manchester. In Spring of 2018, we decided to pick up sticks and move to an area that was new to us both – Shrewsbury, about 30 miles outside of Birmingham and the heart of Shropshire in the West Midlands.
Our Victorian home was built in 1889 – she’s a gorgeous old soul with so much potential but having only lived in this house for a short time, we have quite a lot on our list that we’d love to do to bring this old girl back to her glory.
However, I’ve never shied away from having guests around, no matter what state or how far from perfect our home is and so I do the same to you, today. Welcome, I’ll put the kettle on!
Let’s have a look around…
The biggest renovation we’ve ever undertaken! From March 2019 through September 2019 our house was a mess of dust, chaos and tradespeople. We ripped out the back of the house, added a small extension, removed the wall from this space into the dining room and relocated our brand new dream kitchen here.
See More of the Kitchen Here
As part of our renovation project from March 2019 through September 2019, the dining room was brought back to bare plaster, new parquet flooring was laid, a new fireplace created, shutters and new radiators installed as well as many other pieces to give it a fresh new look.
See More of the Dining Room Here
We removed the existing carpeting, put in a new light fitting and installed shutters in 2018 and then painted the room and updated the fireplace in early Spring 2019 and finally, installed parquet flooring and purchased two new sofas in Autumn 2019. There’s still more in store for this space!
See More of the Living Room Here
The master bedroom is the first room that we tackled although there are still a few things I’d love to change eventually. In the summer of 2018, after having extensive electrical work completed, we decided we’d concentrate our efforts on updating this room with a wall mural, paint and a new bed. In 2020, we warmed things up with new bedside tables and rattan lighting.
See More of the Master Bedroom Here
While eventually, we would love nothing more than to rip everything out of the existing bathroom and start from fresh, that’s a project that’s fairly low on the priority list. In the meantime, a fresh coat of peach paint, swapping out the tap & shelving and a few new accessories breathed new life into the space without blowing the budget.
See More of the Bathroom Here
Office & Dressing Room
Between August and October of 2020, my office and dressing room got the huge makeover it deserved, awash in peachy pinks, a stunning mural and new furniture.
See More of the Office & Dressing Room Here
Vanity & Make Up Room
In between the master bedroom and my office/dressing room is the smallest room in the house and is only accessible from these other rooms. I decided it’d make the perfect spot for a vanity and a place where I get ready for my day. I painted it during the summer of 2018 in a rich rose colour to tie into the other rooms and added a few things to make it a lovely space.
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The Guest Bedroom
A quick repainting of the feature wall in pink along with some clever styling has been enough just for now to make this a pleasant place for our guests. There’s lots more work in store to get this room in tip-top condition so stay tuned…
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The Back Garden
We gave this area a bit of a spruce up in the Summer of 2019 with a new patio, deck and firepit area in the back. We still have more plans for this space for the future but it’s a good start! More to come here…
See More of the Garden Here
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