A mother-of-two has revealed how she’s spending seven days a week renovating the eight-bedroom former Methodist Church she bought in a hurry after just one viewing. Emily Barratt, 36, from Manchester, and her husband paid £470,000 for the property, and spends five hours every weekday renovating her house while homeschooling her children, working on the house between 1pm and 6pm, while she spends seven hours a day on the weekends. Although she called in the professionals to do the kitchen, which needed a lot of structrual changes, Emma has been doing the bulk of the work herself, learning through YouTube tutorials and by trial and error. Her renovations include turning a bedroom into her dream dressing room; the master bedroom where she spent two weeks sanding the beams and fitting new carpets; doing the painting, floors and tilling in her new pastel-themed downstairs loo, and even turned the garage into a bar. The house was also still with the previous owners’ old belongings, which Emma has been able to repurpose She told Femail: ‘We’ve had some good finds like some really old trunks in the loft, some of the original children’s school chairs from when it was a school. They were… Read full this story
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