We finished another room!

Last weekend we actually experienced that thrilling feeling when you finish a room. It’s been a long time in the making but we did it! With a radiator we found in a reclamation yard Owen did a spot of plumbing to get it in and ready for winter. Before it went in there was the…

Work in the attic continues…

Just a catch up post as we’ve been busy doing bits and pieces up in the attic over the last few weeks.  We’ve been working on the stairs leading up to the attic, I stripped off some old paint which took some persuading.       We’ve also repaired and repainted the panelling we found under…

Adding some colour to the attic room…

We are working on the attic and it’s been a little while since I posted, so this is a little catch up on our progress in the attic room. As in the last post the Windows got finished and Owen started applying the many coats of linseed paint…       Then Owen started and finished…

Windows in the attic

Most posts since we moved here feature windows! This is because of the legal agreement we signed up to, to get them all sorted out in a set time frame. So, this time they’re the attic Windows, which required scaffolding as they’re so high up…         Whilst up there Owen did a spot of…

Work commences in the attic

So, a very long time ago when we moved here one of the attic rooms was boxed in with plasterboard and some visitors remarked that with a lick of paint you could use it…. However to repair the roof and asses the structure and timbers it had to be ripped out. In doing so we…

Yet more windows!

So, it seems the majority of my posts are about windows and that’s probably because there are so many that have needed our attention and their repair is part of the legal obligation we have signed up to. And… There’s also a deadline on that obligation.     So the rather dark dirt floor room (so…

A final sprint to the finish line…

we’ve worked like the clappers to get another bedroom finished and we have made it before our family arrive!    The beautiful old elm boards have had a couple of coats of linseed varnish.       The old door has been stripped and painted with its old furniture put back on.     And now the…