February 19th, 2012

me: wrong side of the mirror

DIY results.

Since the start of 2012, my life has mostly consisted of DIY. We've completely converted the front garden and revamped the kitchen - plaster and paint for the walls plus repairing, sanding and varnishing the floor.

I'm hoping that the end of this week will mark the end of it. To celebrate, here are some before and after photos of the front of our house and the kitchen.

The front of our house on the day we moved in:

The front of our house now*:

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I'm rather proud of that pillar box red front door. It represents an entire weekend's work: sanding, priming and painting.

The kitchen on the day we moved in:

The kitchen now:

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I'll post some more comparison photos when I am not wiped of energy, but for future reference, these are the photos I posted from July 2009 when we first moved in: here.

* The bloke bought that boiler suit over a decade ago to go raving in. He didn't imagine at the time that he would ever end up using it for its original purpose!