Well I Guess This Is Growing Up is an award winning DIY and Interiors blog written by us; Karen and Joe.
Together since 2006. First-time buyers in 2011. Married in 2013. Baby #1 born 2014. Still decorating 2015 and beyond!

(I’m Karen, and the one you’ll hear from the most!)

Over here on our blog, you’ll hear all about the process of modernising our first home; our little patch in South Manchester which was neglected when we bought it, and in fact, left untouched since the 1940s. We’ve been renovating and re-decorating it since 2011, trying to find our individual interiors style and learning how to create bold looks on a budget, often turning to DIY to make it happen.

Fancy coming along for the ride?

Well I Guess This Is Growing Up


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