What bank holidays are made of…

I’ve always been aware that bank holidays are big for DIY and getting good deals (HURRY, SALE ENDS MONDAY. GET IT NOW OR DIE A MISERABLE DEATH FROM REGRET).

But I’ve never really been a part of that because I’ve always lived with my parents in a finished house, in student accomodation or in a rented apartment. So the past few years, whenever I hear ‘bank holiday weekend’ I think, “Fab, an extra hangover day at the weekend. Huzzah!”

But not anymore. Welcome to adulthood Karen.
This weekend, my new best friend has become the local B&Q warehouse and I now know that you can never own too many bin bags.

Over Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday Monday me & Joe had lots of helpers around, who we now owe big time, and we got plenty done around the house. I imagine this is what all future bank holidays are likely to consist of. And d’ya know what? I don’t even mind *insert cheesy smile*

Here’s a few snippets of progress.

Chipboard wallpaper. It's everywhere! It HAS to go.

Kitchen tiles came off with a simply kicking...

My sister Amy stripping the lounge wall

Here she is again!

My Aunty Hel (& Uncle Ste, and Cousins Callum & Rhiannon) popped round to help. They were camera shy.

Out comes the gas fire and carpet in the main bedroom

That's better!

Joe's sister Sam and mum Carol giving the box room a good gutting!

Me and my sis clearing up mounds of chipboard wallpaper in the lounge.

Chipboard for the tip, from ONE wall!

My Aunty Maggie giving a helping hand with the steamer.

Amy relaxing after a long hard day.

More of the same next weekend I hope!

-Karen x