Skulking around my neighbourhood last night to try to figure out what colour to paint the house, Sam and I … Continue reading Bellevue – research
Lots of progress this weekend! I put the slabs in the back garden up on Gumtree, and some nice people … Continue reading Bellevue – workdays 9-10
The demolition man cometh! The garden looks bigger already. Was also planning on planting a hedge out the front today, … Continue reading Bellevue Project – work day 5
Just hitting my stride with stripping wallpaper last weekend, then had to go back to Dublin for work. This weekend is … Continue reading Bellevue – day 1
It should be Project with a capital P.
The cons: it’s small, the street doesn’t look like ‘lovely old Edinburgh’, and, well, just look at it!
The pros: it’s about 4 minutes’ walk from the bottom of Broughton Street (for those of you who don’t know Edinburgh, Broughton Street is the hipster neighbourhood), the garden is very large for central Edinburgh, and I needed something to get my teeth into. I have a suspicion that street is about to change, and I’ve seen that once people paint over the pebbledash these houses can look quite charming.
Front of house: I figure I’ve already added a grand to the property by taking down the horrid vertical blinds!
This is a sketchup model of a flat I inhabited in Marchmont (Edinburgh) for a few years. It incorporated some of the furniture I knew my partner would not be willing to live without and imagined ways of mitigating them… I did a bit of work on it, but alas I had to move out before I could finish the job. So the model has to suffice. Continue reading “Marchmont Flat”