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
… More Kitchen pantry
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
The study, newly painted, needs some art work and I have commissioned Dom 3DPhD and Nina to create for me. The rules for commission: Set canvas size 30cm x 40cm x 3.8cm Exerz 3 – 4 colours acrylic paint plus black and white: Abstract Paints can be blended on the canvas to make tonal colours. … More Bespoke paintings for our study
Decorating the first an smallest room, taking out a cupboard, experimenting with paint and learning about old beams… … More The littlest bedroom
March 12th 2021 We have moved to beautiful Shropshire where our pretty home is an old barn with the most wonderful views of Clee Hill, a local landmark. There is much to do over the next few months and I am planning to log the changes we make to the house. The conversion was made … More Moving to the country!