A wee while ago I mentioned that I had a secret... and I can now tell you what that secret is...
Back in March I signed up to take part in a home DIY show called "Nick Knowle's Original Features". It's a programme that tracks the DNA of a home by researching it's social and architectural history. The last series, about a year ago, was fascinating. With each programme charting the timeline of various period properties from the 16th century to the 1960s. Residents found out about their home from conception to the current day, including ex owners, decor and other bits of juicy gossip!
For me, in my Art Deco pad, I was very interested to take part...
A) As I really wanted to learn more about the property (especially about Theodora, the flat's first tenant)
B) Because I've not had much experience with DIY, so to have a bit of moral support and the pressure of a deadline to complete a project was a benefit!
Initially I said we were renovating our bathroom. However, bit by bit the whole flat began to be worked upon... so that now, all I need to redecorate is the hallway! If you'd like to see how the flat used to look, check out here!
Tonight, on the Home Channel at 10pm you will be able to see the final results of a rather stressful, yet utterly fascinating and satisfying renovation project. We had a lot of help from family members and TV crew alike and I met some lovely folk during the process, I can genuinely say I'm glad to have taken part... despite occasional wobbles and tantrums where I threw down my hammer! I really wouldn't have been able to have done it without all the help, love and support from many people. So, if you're reading, here's my warmest heartfelt thanks :)
I also hasten to add, I have no idea what to expect from the programme, having not seen it... so I'm very nervous! EEK!
There's a brief article about our episode here. we were also in the Sunday Mirror yesterday in the Homes and Holidays supplement, I must get round to scanning a copy to post. In the mean time here are some publicity shots we had taken (the photographer was ace, he looked like Austin Powers... I shouted "yeah baby" at one point, which apparently wasn't the first time he's heard that... I'm so unoriginal!)
|Him and me with Mr. Knowles|
|In my boudoir, with my mega value dressing table!|
If you'd like to see the final results, I shall post snaps up of each room this week... I can't do it now, as, well, one must leave one's public wanting more ;) !