It’s September now and I have been growing Foxgloves, Oxeye daisies and poppies to plant into this part of the garden. I have killed off patches of rye grass to make way for my new wild flower plants, and will strim the long grass bank and score the ground before planting I also have a … More Autumn planning for my wild flower bank
Knocking down partition walls to open the hall into the sitting room. … More Removing some walls!
The view from the house is absolutely wonderful and we can see it though every window The windows are a reasonable size however I would just love a couple of big French doors to bring the countryside into the house. With the help of Photoshop….. Watch this space…..
Staircases – striping old paint and un boxing the treads … More Staircases – to paint or strip?
Wild flower bank in the garden … More Wild flower bank
There is a large pantry, built in under the kitchen stairs, that intrudes into the room.
Although we are a few months away from planning a new kitchen, we have decided to take down these stud walls and space in a room is every bit as important as the furniture and fittings – it creates the feeling of freedom and calm
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Cleaning and waxing exposed beams … More Oak beams
Our sitting room is graced with an ugly, very inefficient fireplace with blackened bricks and paintwork, evidence of a great deal of smoking over time. It’s coming out to be replaced by a wood burner. Nigel has taken off the mantel, that revealed a rather lovely old beam, and knocked out the the large bricks. … More Sitting room fireplace
Striping back the stairs and removing some ugly, plasterboard housing has made a huge difference the the dining room. … More Dining room and kitchen staircases
How to make household cleaners and beeswax polish. … More Eco homemade cleaners