Browsing All posts tagged under »House«

A Spare Room With A View

November 3, 2013

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Our renovated spare room with a view.

Utility: The Sequel

October 12, 2013

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The utility room is only the freaking hub of the Sutton universe, where all activities, humans, animals, deliveries and general comings and goings seem to focus. Who knew?

House Work

May 16, 2012

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My new attic studio is so tantalisingly close to being finished that I haven't taken any food photos in the last couple of weeks. Whilst I carry on testing and tasting recipes here are some 'before' and 'after' shots from our journey to make this home feel loved again.

Something in the attic

February 14, 2012

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Amidst the century old filth, flies and plaster dust, the attic project has turned up some interesting finds. I say interesting, its more crap in the attic than cash in the attic, but interesting nonetheless. I’ve always had a paranoia about uncovering a dead body during the refurbishment of this house, but now the final […]

Christmas Cards

December 20, 2011

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Last year Lucy Sheeran drew our house. This year she made it Christmassy. She added trees, stars, robins and a Christmas tree…plus that doggy in the window. Of course…I had to search the county for a wreath big enough to match the one on the drawing. I can’t convince Ed to string lights around the roof […]

Attic Attack

November 16, 2011

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Man at Work

March 13, 2011

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We have another work in progress. This dark corner of our study has had a makeshift bookcase in it for a few years, awaiting something better to be made. It’s a funny old space. It has a flue jutting into it from when the room was a kitchen and there was a huge boiler in […]

Grate new fire

November 11, 2010

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Since we moved in the fire in the living room has mainly been held together with jubilee clips and hope. When the shaped fire bricks fell out of the back it was time to get it sorted properly. I took what was left of the cast iron fire grate to a local blacksmith to see if […]

Just a bookcase

November 6, 2010

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We have a new bookcase. Hello bookcase, nice to meet you. You fit that space very well. I like the way you carry those books too, very fetching. Much better than them being all over the floor. I won’t have to hoover round them now. What’s that you say? Ed made you…in his workshop? Yes, […]

Chair Covers

October 5, 2010

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I finally got around to putting new covers on our dining chairs today. This is not a ‘how to’ post. It’s to remind me of Ed’s maxim that ‘it only get’s done if you do it.’ It only took a couple of hours and cost me the grand total of £7.50 So I am feeling […]

Bathroom Part 3

July 31, 2010

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Fanfare please! The bathroom. It’s finished. No more will the boy have to tiptoe (like an elephant) through our room to use our bathroom and finally I can brush my teeth without battling with an eight year old for sink space. There are a few finishing touches that we need to add, a toilet roll […]

Plastered – Bathroom Part 1

May 4, 2010

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Ed is self taught in most things. He watched our plasterer work his way round most of this house and then when our funds started to dry up thought “How hard can it be?” So this is a story about how Ed plasters a bathroom, from my perspective anyway. I’ve by-passed all the pre-amble about […]

Merry Christmas One and All

December 24, 2009

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Just a few short hours until George can open his goodies under the tree. Ed and George are preparing me a birthday tea as I write this. Whilst I was up North photographing actors in the snow on Tuesday they made this lovely little Gingerbread house from a kit that George got for his birthday. […]

I made…a big hole and filled it in again

August 18, 2009

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If you read this blog for beautiful images, mouthwatering food and contemporary furniture then you’ll just have to look away for a minute – sorry. For the rest of you, welcome to my world of drains, deep trenches and tanking. The absence of any creative posts from me for a while is due to this diversion […]

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