Day Fifty-Four

Nearly eleven weeks and it really is coming together.  Thought we may take a little look at where we started as a reminder as to how far we’ve come.

before, jan 2013
before, jan 2013
April 2013
April 2013

old stairsold stairs

 new stairs
new stairs
titanic in plasticine by F
titanic in plasticine by F

Thought you might like to see F’s titanic again, lots of folk have told me it has been their favourite photo on the blog.  It is looking a little decrepit now in real life.

All that’s left is to say is have an amazing weekend, mine’s going pretty well so far, 2 hours in a cafe with a good friend and not one of our children in sight.  Bliss. xx

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Day Forty-Nine

look, no scaffolding
look, no scaffolding

More or less ten weeks in and it’s looking good.  All the plastering is done, we have two working loos, two rooms are totally ready to paint, funnily enough I’m not so excited about that now it’s actually come time to go for it!  Downstairs has lots of developments, the ensuite looks great, just need to finalise which shower to go for now, the cupboard is going to be the best ever storage space for this’n’that so I can have a beautifully uncluttered home (and a chronic cupboard).  Today I was quite fancying the ensuite for a wee hidey hole study type room but I think we’ll go with the original plan.

into the ensuite, love how the window works in there.
into the ensuite, love how the window works in there.
stairs drying off
stairs drying off
bedroom cupboard to under the stairs
bedroom cupboard to under the stairs

Other Stuff

We have shown off our regeneration to numerous people today, the house has been going like a fair this afternoon, great fun with about 13 kids dotting about in total making iPad films in the garden.  Brilliant,that’s what this house should be about.  Tea was the order of the day with the visitors and I reckon I had about 8 cups in amongst the comings and goings, lucky we now have two loos.

Wishing you all a brilliant weekend. xx

Day Forty-Seven

The bungalow has been super busy again today, the plasterers have made it down the stairs and finished the ‘join’ to the hall really well and the bathroom has been skimmed too. The dormers have been undercoated outside and prepped inside. The frame is in for the ensuite door and there is a wall between the new ensuite and the bedroom cupboard. Electrical stuff has been going on too. That’s quite a lot if you ask me.

the windows work
the windows work
join hall and stair
join between hall and stair

 

 

Other Stuff

The sun has been shining all afternoon and, though it is a bit chilly out of the rays, I have removed the guinea hutch from its winter home to allow the summer-house to be used again.  I emptied it, swept out all the hay and debris, put the furniture back in and within 5 minutes my boys and their pal had taken up residence.  Typical.  It was good to see them outside playing for hours on end I must admit, about time too.  This could be spring coming back to cheer us all up a bit.  The boys insisted on eating their tea in the summer-house, brilliant, you can tell they’re desperate for good weather too.

mid regeneration of  summer house
mid regeneration of summer house
looking  better
looking better
occupied by a boy
occupied by a boy
even Candy was out today.
even Candy and Lillie were out today.

My hyacinth is my contribution to this week’s Nature in the Home with little green shed. hyacinth 2