Goodbye Church Lane, a final house tour..

March 21, 2016


It's official, we're moving tomorrow!! {remember this post right back in November when our offer first got accepted?!} An end of an era, our 2CL, so so many memories and happy times and a whole whole lot of love for this house.
And when I look back, we've done so much to it. I can't believe how it looked when we first laid eyes on it. That first viewing back in 2012 when we knew there was no other house. The weeks, the months of building work and transformations. The time since it's all been finished, soaking it all up and enjoying every second. Gardening all Spring for long lazy summers sat in my deck chair, bbqs under our string lights, having the bifold doors wide open. As well as cosy evenings in, shutting the shutters and lighting a fire. Living so close to a church and hearing the church bells every Wednesday night and Sunday morning. Our lovely neighbours, the way that the sunlight literally fills every inch of the house that sometimes I'd think we'd left the lights on. So many dinners with friends, birthdays, planning our wedding, coming home after our honeymoon and being carried over the threshold. The magazine features and the blog articles. Over a hundred years old and still such a classic Victorian terrace. 2CL we owe you a lot. And sad we so are to leave you. I know that the new owners are excited and that you'll host goodness knows how many more couples in the future, families even. We'll still walk past a few days a week I'd expect on the way to the allotment, trying to peek in to see how much things will change. But onwards and upwards, we always knew it wouldn't be our forever home and it would have been foolish not to go for our dream house before children come along and while we still have the energy to undertake a huge renovation. So I won't be sad, I'll be thankful. We'll always have these photos and the memories. One last hugee post on it as we say goodbye, a tonne of photos and all the links to the renovation posts below:
Curb appeal post here.




Lounge: 
- Cole & Son Cow Parsley Wallpaper, Homebase Sanctuary Cosy Walls.





























Kitchen:
Whole makeover post here.
Updated kitchen photos here.
Scaffold board shelf post here.
Chalkboard wall post here.
Crate wall post here.
Walls in Homebase Sanctuary Cosy, Kitchen made by Ben's uncle up in Scotland {sans a website sorry but do get in touch if you want details, there's about a years wait list right now though}, run of units by sink is Farrow & Ball Shaded White, Island in Mouses Back, Housekeeper's Cupboard in Stony Ground. Shelves made out of scaffold boards see post above. 

























































Bathroom - 
- Original makeover post on it here.
Paint colour is a Dulux colour match of Little Greene, came out as Rich Praline shades. Darker on top, lighter on panelling. Rolltop bath from eBay and painted, Sink unit made out of a wooden side board we painted and added sinks to. 




















Bedroom - 


















The Loft Room - 
Walls are Homebase Sanctuary Cosy. 






















Dining Room - 
Included within the kitchen makeover post.














The Guest room - 













Hallway -









Garden -
























And finally, if you've not fallen asleep by this point and want to see the house all decorated for Christmas you can here.
And Rock My Style here and here. {my fav pics!}

Moving time!! See you on the other side for photos of the new house ready to transform. And just so you know, I'm never moving again {laughing crying emoji face}. 

Thanks so much for all your lovely good luck messages. 

A very tearful but also excited R <3 xx

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9 comments

  1. Wow, such amazing memories you have made - now onto the next adventure! Can't wait to see how you style your new abode! 🏡 Xx

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  2. Wow, such amazing memories you have made - now onto the next adventure! Can't wait to see how you style your new abode! 🏡 Xx

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  3. Good luck with the move and the next few weeks. I look forward to reading house related blogs over the next few months! Christina (went on AV with Ben-say hi!)

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    1. Hi Christina! I've only just seen your comment so sorry!! Ben says hello back, thanks so much for reading xx

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  4. I love your décor taste and can't wait to see what you do with your new house! Good luck with your move xx

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  5. Really lovely....congratulations on the new house

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  6. That's a great new house, good looking. I'm waiting for a new your post.

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  7. Hi there, I am planning on doing the exact same thing above my range cooker as you did in this kitchen, with the fake chimney and shelf etc, but I haven't yet researched into how to do the extractor fan or which one to get - please can you shed some light? Does it have to be on an external wall, as ours isn't!?

    Thank you

    Hannah X

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    1. Hi Hannah, so sorry for my late reply. Am I took late?? The extractor we had was just a bathroom extractor kit fitted inside that went outside. It would have to be an external wall, if not you'd have to box in but it would need to get to an outside wall for building regs etc xx

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