Monday, 9 November 2009

Some more progress at last!

Its been some time since we had anything significant to add to this blog, but this last couple of months we've made a wee bit more progress inside and out.

Above, a new fence and gate added in September ahead of getting this little chap.

In October Steve knocked down one of the five sheds we inherited when we bought the cottages. The 'wet shed' (named cos its roof was like a sieve) stood just left of this shed and in front of the table and chairs. Can't wait to get the others pulled down!

And this last week, Steve's brother Jon came down for the week and has done out the boot room. Oak flooring (recycled from the one we took out of the house) and hand-made units (made from left over kitchen casing (the dark walnut bits) and bought English oak (bench top and shoe-shelving top). Above, the bench with under-storage for boots, below, a cupboard unit hiding the electricity gubbings made from MDF and incorporating room for brooms, brollies and a couple of shelves to tidy things away! We might just keep ti this colour!

Above, shelves for shoes and a corner unit to with wee compartments in to which we can stuff out hats, gloves and scarves. Just got to hide those pipes now.

Jon's done a brilliant job and we're thrilled to have something handmade by him as part of our house! Click here to see how it used to look.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

No news is good news

We're getting the odd email that we haven't posted anything on here for an age. Well, the reason being is that we've finished the building work and we now just have about 20 years of finishing off, decorating, etc. Half of the first floor (two bedrooms with ensuites and our dressing room) are bare plaster walls and floorboards and will take a while to be completed. Anyway, if you become a follower or subscribe, you'll no doubt get some alert or email when we do eventually get to putting something else on here!

Monday, 5 January 2009

New year, new kitchen, new shower-room

Well, to be absolutely honest, it was thankfully all installed before xmas, just, and we've just loved having both a new kitchen and the fab space it brings to the house over teh holiday period.

Still a bit to do - splashbacks etc, and like most of the house, we now just have to get round to decorating it!

The downstairs shower-room was also finished just in time for Elsie's (Liz's Mum) arrival for three weeks. This was a dummy run of her groundfloor bedroom and shower-room ahead of her moving in with us in February. And she's got on with thigns brilliantly. Just a few tweaks - like moving the drain in the floor so the rooms drains properly!

The corridor from the kitchen to the living room with the sliding door to the shower-room on the left, and just visible, door to Elsie's bedroom on the right.

Xmas and colds stopped play over the holidays. It was nice to have a rest, and with both of us falling to the xmas lurgy we wouldn't have managed much anyway!