(This is a paid collaboration with Wickes and the post contains affiliate links) Since the day we moved into our home, we have always spoken about having built-in cabinets and shelves in our Living Room alcoves, however, we’ve never actually got round to implementing them. They were originally on the…

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Our Garden Basics – Pruning

I want to try and keep this as simple and easy as possible for those of you that are not regular gardeners or who are scared of killing plants just by looking at them (you don’t kill plants just by looking at them by the way, despite what you may…

Our Christmas Must-Haves

As most of you will be putting up your Christmas Trees and filling the house with decorations over the next few weeks, we wanted to share with you our Christmas favourites so far this year! They are all made by some of our favourite brands and you will see quite…

Ross & Ian’s Christmas Gift Guide 2019

If you’re on the lookout for some Christmas gift inspiration for all those men in your life, then look no further then our complete Men’s Gift Guide for 2019 with some of our favourite products and brands we use/wear every day. There should be something here that fits everyone’s taste…

Our Bathroom Renovation

We initially started our bathroom renovation in August 2018 after deciding to proceed with a staged approach. This would allow us to manage the project ourselves and have the work conducted over a number of months rather than a short space of time. This would also help us keep a…

Our M&S Christmas Must Haves

Finally, the dust has settled, the trees are up and we have them all decorated! We got the chance to work with Marks & Spencer this year and use their amazing collection of Christmas Decorations and Accessories within our home. Their themes have tied in perfectly with our newly renovated Dining/Living…

Planning A Garden Party..

After so many questions about the garden party, I asked my Mum and Sister to help contribute towards a blog post so we could share how it all came together and highlight some of the things you should consider if hosting a garden party at home. How did your Garden party…

House Projects for 2018

This blog post is all about the plans for the rest of the house and what we would like to achieve this year. I’m not going to hold either of us to any of the projects outlined as nobody knows what could pop up out of the blue and eat…

Buying The House

Let’s take you back to April 2016 when Ian and I first decided to buy a house together. At the time we both owned our own properties, I was living in a One Bedroom Flat only a 10-minute walk from the centre of Reading, Ian also owning a One Bedroom…

Who Are Ross & Ian?

We are Ross and Ian (Ross on the left and Ian on the right) and the boys behind Our 1930’s Fixer Upper. We have been together since June 2014 and purchased our first house in August 2016. Around the same time, we set up an Instagram account to help document…

Lights, Camera, Action!

Welcome to ‘Our 1930s Fixer Upper’ – finally, our very own blog! If someone had said to us both 12 months ago that we would have our own website, then I would have laughed in their face and questioned their sanity. OK so we haven’t won an Oscar or Golden Globe, but…