renovating

Happy New Year – a nod to the year gone and exciting plans for the future

Happy New Year everyone! I do hope you all enjoyed a wonderful break with family and friends and trust you managed a little me time. January is traditionally a nod to the previous year and a time for setting exciting goals for the new year ahead. I thought in today’s post I would reflect on the first year in our home and entice you to continue the journey with Whitewood and Linen, since 2018 looks to be a new year full of many interesting and I hope inspiring building, DIY and craft projects. Many of which I aim to share both here and through social media. So, as is tradition here on my little blog, grab yourself a cuppa and let’s get going…

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Renovate and Build – One step closer and a look back in time

Everyone, I have exciting news to share. This week we have received planning permission to build and renovate our new home. I have rewritten this introduction so many times in a bid to convey my excitement yet nothing works. It’s a huge understatement to say we are excited however, it will just have to do. We are now set to renovate extensively and build the home we have spent so many years dreaming of, in a spot we never dared think we would. Since we received this news, I have woken each morning with such a feeling in my tummy which is akin only to how I feel, each and every Christmas morning. We have so much to do to get ready for the build and renovation early next year. Before then however, I’d like to take you on a little trip back in time…

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A Kitchen Makeover in time for Christmas

I remember viewing our potential new home with Mr M and the estate agent in a state of fuzz.  Rather like an old-fashioned sepia photograph, the visit was all a bit blurry and I was a little over excited. We had previously seen the dated bungalow and put in an offer but like so many others we’d viewed, we were outbid.  We were in our second rental property and we were desperate to find ‘The Right One’.

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Welcome to Whitewood & Linen – a story of a stylish renovation

Hello there, welcome and thank you for joining me today!  You have no idea how nervous I am about this whole blogging thing I’ve got going on here!  I am so not technically minded and I can see the disbelief on my friends faces when I tell them what I’m up to.  To paint a quick picture, I am the type of person who can just about work her phone, send texts, navigate the iPad and do what I call the simple things on a PC.  I have never attempted to understand how the back end of a website works and quite frankly never been the slightest bit interested. I’ve never worked in a technical environment and if any of my gadgets do stop working, I turn them off and then back on again and pray a little in between or call for a teenager.

What I can do though is make a space functional and pretty, often on a tight budget and I’m told I can make a home comfortable and welcoming too.

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