We wanted am industrial style table and benches for our kitchen, so found the table and benches in the first pic on gumtree. Originally from Ikea, the frame was solid but the table and bench tops left something to be desired. So we bought some scaffold boards from a reclaim yard. Lew has spent the last couple of hours cutting and sanding them and has just finished the project. Just needs a few coats of natural beeswax to seal the surfaces but we are sooo pleased with the result of our Monday Makeover! #mondaymakeover #renovation #houserenovations #makingahouseourhome #3bedsemi #interiordesign #industrial
A non-stop weekend for myself and @bencaton_training
but so thankful to finally be in our new home!
Can’t believe how much we are in love with this house, it was worth not settling till we found “the one” ❤️. Thanks to everyone that has helped us with the move, we’ve had some lovely cards and presents already, we truly are so lucky!
Here’s a to our first Christmas, now lets get a Christmas tree in that Bay Window 😍. #newhome #newchapter #makingahouseourhome
DIY adventures—new flooring in the guest bath. We obviously need to finish putting it completely back together, but so far so good!!
So on top of writing music for the album and work, I've been slowly but steadily renovating our first home & I feel like we're finally starting to get somewhere 😁 Really trying to bring it back to its former glory #houserenovation #openfire
And so it begins! Phase 1- Planking the fireplace, building a mantle, replacing the lights, and painting the room white is this weekend’s project. Phase 2- Will start after we replace all the floors in the house. Built in bookcases and desks for the kids on each side of the fireplace. Swipe over to see a sketch I drew for Steve. I never use a ruler so my lines are all wonky... But he gets the idea and knows how to bring my crazy ideas to life. Love having such a handy husband! Expect lots of picture updates this weekend. 😊 All so I can hang my stockings. 😂 #makingahouseourhome #handyhubby
My son really wanted to use these little ornaments I had and my daughter really wanted to hang a paper garland she made. So we found a space and made it happen.
New blog post up now about something all kids need that we are often hesitant or selfish to give. ❤
#jcottchristmas #makingahouseourhome #blog #encourageyourkids
My son picked out the tree topper because apparently we didn't have one!
I love watching my kids get excited about this time of year. Everything brings such joy and laughter.
Stay tuned for those clothes pins behind the tree to fill up as we start advent.
#makingahouseourhome #jcottchristmas #alltheglitter
Still got some bits to do but considering this was just magnolia a couple of weeks ago, we're pretty proud! Roll on January when we can get a new floor 😍. #musicroom #creative #makingahouseourhome
Coffee? Where's the coffee? We got about 2 hours sleep last night because poor J had such a temperature that he was hallucinating. It was heart breaking as he was convinced there were dinosaurs under the covers so would only sleep up on our pillows 🙄
I've kept him off school today as he is shattered so he's pottering with Lego behind me while I work. Do you like the bedroom so far? We aren't finished but it does at least feel cosy and bit organised x
Time to carry on painting 👩🏼🎨 We will finish this room...one day... I hope 👀
Two of my favorite words.
I LOVE the way these letters turned out! Two coats of paint and done!
Shout out to Tommy for hanging the shelves in my office. I promised to not load them down too much 😏 so I'm keeping it simple:
'Read' with a few of my favorite classics and
'Write' with a small collection of empty journals just waiting.
#mywritermomlife #makingahouseourhome #homeoffice #amwriting #amreading
I need to give a huge shout out to my hubby who tackles so many of my “projects” with such trust in my vision. This antique chandelier was a piece I picked up second hand years ago, as I fell in love with it. The aged golden bronzed patina is second to none😍 It’s been in my storage pile ever since as I’ve been waiting for the right space for it. It needed a few replacement parts and rewiring before we even began to mess with hanging it in just the right way. But I think our patience has paid off as it feels perfectly at home over this huge dinning table space. I love how it adds drama to the large vaulted ceilings while grounding the table grouping beneath it. Thank you Neil Bullock for your support and faith in me and my never ending projects❤️ #makingahouseourhome #refinddecor #diy #yycinteriordecorator #antiqueindustrial
Just cracked open one of my birthday Jo Mo’s and it smells devine 😌
One of my favorite things about our home are these stone pavers. I love that they add texture to our walkway but most off all I love the moss that grows!
What are you’re favorite things about your home that might be uniquely odd?!