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Building our forever home: Part 2

Building our forever home: Part 2

If you haven’t already read it, earlier in the year I wrote about the start of our house renovation.

It means that in a few weeks, we will have been living in building hell for almost a year.

I have stopped asking when it will be finished. I’m just hoping that I’ll wake up one day and it’ll all be done.

Wishful thinking? Probably.

Stage 1: Downstairs

We started renovating and extending the downstairs of our bungalow in October last year.

We finished it in February / March time.

On the whole, we love it.

It’s not finished and won’t be for a while yet, but the big stuff is done.

Since then, we’ve had a few teething problems and obviously have ‘stuff’ piled everywhere as we’ve had to empty the loft to go up.

But we can at least live in it, the heating works, and it’s largely how we want it.

Stage 2: Upstairs

One we’d had a break of about 25 seconds, we started the upstairs.

Up went the scaffolding and down came the roof.

We’re building a 2nd level onto the existing bungalow, and we will move all of our bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs.

We’ve gone from here:


To here:


So now as we get closer to the end of the project, I have to start thinking about how to finish it.

I’ve decided to break it down and give myself 1 room at a time to concentrate on.

A bedroom fit for a princess

The first room that I’m thinking about upstairs, is my daughter’s.

I’m thinking pink, glitter and gold.

You get the gist?!

So when I saw these Disney themed blinds from VELUX, they jumped out as the perfect thing to complete the look for her room.

I always struggle for inspiration when it comes to curtains and blinds. They tend to be an afterthought, but as we’ll be needing all new for the rooms, I am determined to put more effort into it this time!

My daughter loves Disney and princesses – in particular Cinderella, so she would go nuts for this blind if she woke up to it every morning!
disney princess velux

From the pink walls and furniture to the touch of sparkle, there is nothing about this image that she wouldn’t love.

Disclaimer: This was a sponsored post by VELUX. The opinions in this blog are based on my own experiences.

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