If you follow me on Instagram (@RutlandBlog) you'll know that we've been doing lots of DIY around the home during lockdown - preparing to sell our first home!
We bought our first home - a Victorian terrace built in 1890 - in 2015 and did all the main renovations in 30 days before we moved in on Christmas Eve.
Since then, we've been making the house a home and with the extra time we had during lockdown, we've been painting, upcycling furniture and we finally got to round to the final piece of the puzzle, the courtyard.
When we bought the house, the courtyard was very neglected and we always dreamt of it being a private and relaxing place we could enjoy in the summer evenings.
On Instagram, I've been sharing little sneak peeks of the transformation and it's finally complete! For the big reveal, I thought I'd collate all the information in a blog so you can #ShopTheLook and find out what we did and what we bought!
The finished courtyard now features a private relaxing space, which is also a little sun trap! We installed a wood burner for colder evenings and accessorised with a herb trough, outdoor rug, plants and handmade decor pieces such as a hanging twig star and coffee sack cushions.
Yesterday, our house went on the market with Rutland estate agent Hurfords - so if you fancy taking a further look around our home, you can visit the RightMove listing here: https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-82878919.html
Wood & Walls:
• Gates & Fencing: B&M Bargains from £34.99
• Wall Paint: Plymouth Grey from Sandtex
• Gates & Fence Paint: Crown Paint in Slate Grey
Furniture: • Bamboo Stacking Chairs: Homebase £55 NOW: £33 SALE
• Vintage Galvanised Chest: £35 (bought in 2015) from Gilberts in Uppingham
Plants & Accessories:
• Plants: from Welland Vale Garden Inspirations in Uppingham | AD • Paid Partnership
• Cushions: Inners from Dunelm and cushion covers handmade from Two Chimps Coffee sacks | AD • Paid Partnership
• Clock: £49.99 (bought in 2016) from Anvils Interiors in Stamford
• Woodburner: eBay Auction
• Galvanised Inspired Planter: £5.99 TK Maxx / Homesense