Just a quick hello as things have slowed here on the decorating front until we have saved some more money. Here is a shot of Ruby, Rose and Oliver helping with carpet samples. You will also see in the background that the first window coverings have been fitted – the lounge now has roman blinds! More to follow.
Today the glass splash-back was finally installed after many weeks of delay. It was the final piece of the puzzle to fall into place and the kitchen is now complete! Here is a set of “Before and After” shots for your viewing pleasure.
You can see that the door and window in this corner were blocked up in order for the kitchen to be built. The glass splash-back behind the cooker looks a little redder in the photo than it actually is. It matches the quarry tile floor. I have retained the servant’s bell and need to refurbish it. The boiler was moved upstairs and the chimney breast demolished.
The Welsh dresser in the photo above belonged to the previous owner (this was one of the estate agent pictures). I like how we have a built in dresser/pantry in the same spot. It is traditionally where a dresser would have been in this room. The door to the left of the dresser conceals the servant’s rear staircase.
I am really happy with the colour of the carpet, though it is a tad lighter than I thought it would be. The wallpaper and paint look great and the the fireplace has come up well with its original tiles restored.