Aug 27, 2015
When Lizzie Ford, one half of the duo behind lifestyle blog Mabelslog, bought her ‘dilapidated, ramshackle’ 1950s terraced house in Glasgow it looked like it hadn’t been decorated since the 1960s at least. Undaunted, Lizzie was thrilled at the design possibilities of her new space. Out went the worst of the retro horrors - linoleum flooring on the walls (yes, really), florid patterned carpets, and coral-coloured woodchip. In came exposed wooden floorboards, an opened-up fireplace, and lots of other budget-friendly ideas that kept the house’s 1950s spirit while bringing it neatly up to date (we particularly like the way Lizzie repurposed the kitchen’s glass-fronted, wall-mounted cabinet). Here, Lizzie talks us through her clever house makeover and gives her top renovation tips for aspiring renovators.