Almost two whole years after getting the keys to our house, we have finally done it… we have a brand spanking new, super shiny, bathroom of dreams!

We had to endure months and months of our awful 70’s bathroom suite and a hideous artex ceiling whilst we decorated other parts of the house and then saved up for the bathroom we really wanted but I can confirm it was more than worth the wait.

I wrote a post back in January detailing my hopes for our house in 2017 and it mainly focused on our bathroom. You can read that here.

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One of the major perks about buying our own house was the fact we would have our own garden. We were lucky that the flat we rented for 4 years had a small outdoor area, but this was in full view of all the neighbours and was also north facing so was in shade from early afternoon each day.

When we made our house wish list, a south facing garden was fairly high up. Luckily, our house had exactly that and the garden  was such a good size compared to other properties we had viewed, especially the new builds in the area.

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When we decorated our hallway, I wanted to add a doormat that subtly had our initials on. For our wedding in 2014, we used a H&C monogram across all of our print and so for us we thought it would be a nice welcome into our house.

I spent the evening googling personalised doormat on all the usual sites; Not on the Highstreet, Etsy, Ebay. I was surprised at the cost of the ones I came across, and none had a font I liked so one trip to the shops and I was armed with what I needed to make what I wanted.

The fun bit:

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