The transformation of our lounge into a private members club has begun. Our first project? To revamp the cast iron fireplace we bought months ago, which has been leaning up against various walls of No 9 ever since. After a bit of debate, we went for all charcoal, to set off the blue tiles that are original to the house. The sanding was laborious to say the least, but luckily there were plenty of Bargain Hunts and Homes Under the Hammer on this weekend to get me through. Several of the blue tiles were missing altogether, so we poured on a layer of concrete to fill in the gaps. Check back to see part two of the makeover get underway!