Started building a house in 2013, been living in it for 5 months now

Started building a house in 2013, been living in it for 5 months now

The view from the "street" in the beginning Foundation will be on the ground because we got very hard slate ground Placing concrete foundation blocks Placing sewage into the gravel 300mm of styrofoam insulation Prep work for concrete pouring Armature for underfloor heating Underfloor heating pipe installed Truck with concrete arrived Almost dry Sanding the […]

convert a shipping container into a mid-century modern art studio

I converted a shipping container into a mid-century modern art studio

The raw shipping container Here is the skinny, I bought an empty lot and it came with an ugly old shipping container. I am not, due to zoning laws etc., allowed to "build" a structure this size. So the idea is that this a temporary structure and falls into different guidelines. The next step is […]

radiator stripped and refinished

I had an old banged-up radiator, so I stripped and refinished it

Finished Radiators Finished product, radiators have been dismantled, stripped, repainted, drywall repaired, wall painted, and radiators reattached. Radiators Before These poor things looked so banged up. And they were only 9 years old! Dents, scratches, rust, and an ugly beige. We were repainting the walls, and I knew these radiators would look awful next to […]

Turned my cupboard into a swanky office.

Turned my cupboard into a swanky office.

Cupboard Office Build Live in a flat, having a baby, needed an office. Solution: turn a cupboard into a swanky office. Before. Step 1. Build shed to store all the shit from cupboard somewhere outside. Back inside the flat. Wall was crappy partition plasterboard, so wanted to cover/reinforce. Bought some nice wood laminate flooring on […]