Thursday, 30 September 2010


All the hard work over the last few weeks has finally paid off and both of the upstairs rooms and the stairs are now finally carpeted.

It's quite strange to be sitting here at the top of the stairs with 75% of the house now done, knowing that the end of the renovations are not far away.

Saturday, 25 September 2010


We also got a metre cubes bag of seasoned wood delivered in preparation for winter fires with the wood burners.

Cupboard finished

The cupboard in the spare room is finished too. It's actually nicer than the one in our room, but much less hanging space as its just for guests.

Now that both the cupboard and shelves are done, there coving and beading to be finished in both the lounge and spare room to finish them both off.

The will be more updates next week when the carpet goes in.

Lounge alcove shelves

So the shelves are finally in and done in the lounge! There's another set of shelves exactly the same on the other side of the chimney. We can now start unpacking all of our boxes and putting books and DVDs that we haven't seen since we moved.

The room feels smaller now but somehow longer too. It's going to give us loads of storage, which is just what we need.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Spare Room cupboard

Day 1: New cupboard is looking good after just a few hours by the new Polish carpenter. The last carpenter (Irish) we had has disappeared from the village, his workshop has even been demolished, strange.

We're happy with the results so far. I think he'll start on the alcoves today, so more pictures soon.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Spare Room update

We've finished painting the spare room last night. We've gone for a light brown colour called Wittering Sands on the back wall, which you can see here, and then a light silver colour called Cornforth White on the chimney breast.

All in good time too, we have a carpenter in today starting on the cupboard. He'll also be working on the alcove shelves in the lounge, so I'll be posting photo updates over the next few days.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Skirting board fix

Back from holiday, no rest for the wicked. We're still trying to finish the spare room before our visitors arrive. Had to put in some skirting board where the cupboard used to be and our en suite now is.

After two trips to Champion, couldn't get the wood to match exactly but that's nothing a little No Nails and some caulking couldn't fix :)

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Painting the spare room

We were up until midnight last night putting the first undercoat of white paint on the ceiling and walls.

The ceiling and coving will be white and the walls the same Fired Earth White Mulberry in our room. Still deciding on a colour for the chimney breast.

It alwayslooks quite clinical at this stage.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Dining room lighting

Had an electrician come in yesterday to install a new lighting set up in the dining room. We've got four spot lights in each corner of the room, one of which you can see in the background.

Then for above where we are planning on having the dining table, we've had two drop lights installed. Both of these are on dimmer switches, for mood lighting :-)