Portobello Part One

This is a blog about my April and the Bear store but it is also about homes, interiors and doing-it-yourself. And so begin the ramblings about my own experience while doing up my home in Portobello, Dublin … be warned it involves head wounds, bruised shins, fire engines and never-ending mountains of dust. Don’t let this deter you though – I want to encourage and help other not-so-handy individuals to throw caution to the wind and pick up that sledge hammer, but to do so with slightly bent knees and a hard hat firmly on your head. My story of living in a skip started 2 years ago and in reality it’s not just my story, it also involves a man. OH MY. That I happen to live with and love and who has taught me so much about DIY, OH SCANDALOUS! We bought this particular house two years ago – after many years of looking, bidding, dreaming, crossing fingers and getting devastated a lot we found the one. To be honest, I did not think it was the one at first; just glance at the pictures below … see? It was a pine-covered nightmare zone, if it wasn’t covered in pine it was … Continue reading Portobello Part One