Office Life

This is my first blog post, EVER!! I never thought i'd write a blog because i'm not a great writer, or at least it doesn't come naturally to me, I sort of write like how I talk which I hope is endearing instead of irritating. Let me know people and I can work on it!

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I thought I would start this blog with a little introduction into me and my home. Later i'm going to visit other creatives homes and hear their story but more of that at a later date. 

I have been a guardian of a building in Brighton for nearly 5 years now, I absolutely love it as we (My Husband Gibbs and I) get a lot of space for not a lot of money. We can also be super creative and build/ change the colour of the walls etc which you don't get to do in normal rented accommodation. Below is a picture of what it looked like before I got my paws on it, as you can see I certainly had a task on my hands but it wasn't long before those nasty Magnolia walls and floor tiles were out of my life forever.

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B E F O R E 

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A F T E R

With a budget of pretty much £0 it was a pretty insane task to try and get all the furniture we needed for this space. I was a Gumtree and Free cycle addict when we first moved in but the wonderful people of Brighton defiantly provided the goods. 

We got our original 70s sofa for free from our good friend Sam, another Habitat sofa which was as good as new from Free Cycle. I found my coffee table on the street, bought a fabulous Turkish rug from Gumtree for £50 and made my curtains from some 70's fabric I bought from work for like £15 so then front room was born and all for less than £100.

Gibbs built our bed and kitchen out of Pallets which were free, our dining table which seats 6 cost £5 from a charity shop on London road but my favourite purchase has to be my big blue cabinet. I bought it from Gumtree for a steal at £50 from an 80 year old man who had made the beast which his best friend some 20 years previous. How amazing is that! I tell you something for nothing though, it's the heaviest piece of furniture i've ever tried to move, yep TRIED. My poor husband and our mate Joe got it up the 4 flights of stairs. 

This was 5 years ago when our house was empty and I had an obsession with charity shop shopping. Got this dress for £4, still love it! This image was also taken on a phone so excuse the picture quality!

This was 5 years ago when our house was empty and I had an obsession with charity shop shopping. Got this dress for £4, still love it! This image was also taken on a phone so excuse the picture quality!

A little more of my nest.

It's been pretty dreamy living in an old office, from scooting to the loo down the hall to hosting big old dinner partys with make-shift tables and chairs, we've had a really good run here. Not sure how long we have left but hopefully we can squeeze another year out if it. 

I hope you have like my first blog post, I feel proud that I have finally got round to doing it, whoop! Here is to many more. Cheers!

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