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…

Almost ready to introduce some furniture…

So, we’re still going full steam ahead trying to get a bedroom finished before Tom and Lyn come to stay. The walls are finished:    We’ve painted the door frame and woodwork with egg shall paint this morning:         Owen spruced up the old fireplace before lunch:       After refuelling at lunchtime we…

Support that beam!

While we had Matt staying with us we put his skills and energy to good use! As mentioned previously one of the main beams in the bar needs a bit of extra support because an old repair looked dubious.    Owen was keen to use green oak and so we picked some up I in the…

Filling in the holes – literally!

You may remember this rather creative feature in the dirt floor room.   The room used to be the old pub kitchen and I guess one of the regulars offered his services to fit the vent and just cut through everything in its path. So we’ve had new windows made and approved and the builders…

Dirt floor room update.

You may remember that the dirt floor room was so named for obvious reasons. Over the year and half we’ve been here, bits of work have taken place. We’ve had help removing modern plaster and tile cement from the poor damp walls:   We’ve found and opened up a fireplace and hearth.    We’ll eventually…

Another bedroom begins… 

There’s a lovely bedroom to be, above the bar with a fab new bay window, that’s been sat waiting patiently for us to make a move in it. To me it feels like a ships cabin with its steeply sloped wooden floor!    As usual we always make things look a lot worse before they…