A French Address is 19 months overdue ... but with a full time job and a renovation project taking up all of our spare time, there were no hours left in the day to blog our progress along the way.
The journey began when we received the keys to our first apartment bought back in April 2013 - we had both fallen in love with the charm of the building which dated back to the 1890’s. I am originally from the UK, but have lived in France for the last 6 years with my French boyfriend.
While we consider ourselves to be ‘hands on’, neither of us at the time were by any means experts in DIY. However, the dream of transforming our dated, avocado green themed duplex apartment into a modern home, embedding the beautiful rustic charm France is known for, was incentive enough.
Together, we happily decided to undergo what we considered a 6 month renovation project, to inject a healthy dose of TLC to our dated apartment, on a budget of 15 000€. Of course that plan turned out to be wishful thinking...
And so the blog begins! Back to April 2013 we go.