Let The Make-over Commence

October 1, 2014
Mummy Muncher (Life With Munchers)

Project home kick offWell after moving into our forever home at the end of June and having a plumber round the very next week, it has taken until now to finally have the work started.  I am over the moon to finally make a start in renovating this house from top to bottom.  We bought it for the shell and the location, the place was always going to be ripped apart.

WARNING:-If the sight of wood, wood and more wood hurts your eyes, avert them now!

Living here for 3 months now, has bothered me hugely.  Putting up with other peoples decor choices day in, day out (ok, so it’s magnolia, nothing ghastly)  But the dark wood, light wood, any wood….it’s everywhere and the matching kitchen and bathrooms were too woody.  I had completely lost my cleaning mojo.  No amount of cleaning was gone to feel good enough.

bathroom revamp

First things first, it’s the main bathroom, ensuite and downstairs loo/shower.  I have opted for double ended baths, white gloss handle-less units and a white stone countertop.  I can’t wait to see it finished! (Don’t fret the oak doors already have a home, with a local builder).

bathroom revamp

I’ve been really stuck for tile ideas.  Both of the bathrooms are quite small, so large high polished tiles are out.  With the pitched ceilings too, it doesn’t leave much room above the counter top (before the wall becomes ceiling), which we need to be mindful of.  One row of tiles here looks so bad.

bathroom revamp

I had considered subway tiles for this area, but as we are tiling the bath panels, it’ll be too much subway tiles (having turned to pinterest for inspiration).

All I know is all 3 will look identical (minus the bath in the downstairs loo) and it marks the start of ”forever home revamp’.

The following week, the decorator starts on Munch’s bedroom (inspiration here) and it really feels like a weight lifted to schedule work in.

Munch room

Still the woodwork to paint, internal doors to change, decor throughout, kitchen & utility and flooring to go (oh my!)  Oh and the outside needs modernising.  Next year will hopefully see new windows and external doors (last of the dark wood) and the stonework needs a good brightening up.

Stay tuned for the reveals!

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Birthday Bonanza #5 | Win a Set of Cable & Cotton Lights

September 29, 2014
Mummy Muncher (Life With Munchers)

Cable & Cotton Lights

Thank you to Cable & Cotton for 5th and final #birthdaybonanza giveaway…a set of 20 cotton fairy lights.  Thank you all for your support so far.  There has been alot of entries over the whole month and I’m glad you showed up to support my first blog birthday.

Cable & Cotton were establish in 2009 by Bryn and have grown strength to strength since.  Allowing people to choose their own colour combination of cotton fairy lights, as well as providing a range of their own selections.  My favourite combination has to be Marshmallow, which is why I’ve chosen this colour combo to giveaway (pictured below)

Each cotton light is handmade and comes in various lengths to suit (20, 35 and 50 lights).

These lights are a great addition to any room.  Whether you want to spruce up a bookcase, decorate a mantel piece or even put them in a statement vase, Cable & Cotton can help you make the perfect finishing touch in as subtle or colouful as you desire.

To be in with a chance to win a set of marshmallow cable & cotton (20) lights worth £22.95, just enter via the rafflecopter below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!


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Splurge Vs Save | Ferm Living Basket

September 29, 2014
Mummy Muncher (Life With Munchers)

Cheap Ferm Living Basket

With the plumber due to start on Monday, I’ll be able to start bringing you some renovation posts soon! Excited!  We also have the decorator scheduled for 6th October to start on Munch’s room, so it was a good week for news this week.

I immediately got back on the internet to hunt for finishing touches to Munch’s new room.  I’m a huge fan of Ferm Living.  They will feature largely in the new bedroom.  Having had my eye on the Ferm Living basket for a long time, I almost couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this weeks save.

Ferm Living Basket Splurge

This gorgeous, gorgeous basket varies in cost and colour, but I found this medium yellow one at madeindesign for £62.  I think this will make a great addition to various rooms in the house.  In Munch’s room, it’ll be great for soft toy storage.  But I think it would look great in the bathroom for towel storage.  You can ever buy a wooden top for it and make it into a table!  Love, love, love!

Ferm Living Save

I was beyond myself when I saw this weeks save from H&M.  Ok, so it’s not yellow (nothing a bit of spray paint won’t fix).  Although I quite like the copper look for elsewhere in the house.  For £14.99, I think we’ll be getting a few of these!

Happy Saving!

Catch up on the Splurge Vs Save series

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