Monthly Archives: May 2012

Balcony in situ

Weather stopped play a little when it came to putting up the balcony – a job done by Lee, the carpenter. We’d become so used to what the house looked like without it, I was worried that the balcony might … Continue reading

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Notice

We’ve made the plunge. Yesterday we handed in our notice on the flat. We’ve said we’ll pay two more months’ rent and be out by the end of July…here’s hoping we’ll have the building inspector’s ‘approval before occupation’ otherwise we’ll … Continue reading

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Utility room

The transformation of another room with the fitting of cupboards, sink and worktop. These are just cheap cupboards from Wickes but I really love them. The  worktop was an eBay bargain. The placement of the boiler has ruined the original … Continue reading

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Doors and door handles

Lovely, lovely oak veneer doors from Wickes. We’ve treated these with more Danish Oil. The handles have been a bit of a pain. The ones we’d chosen from Wickes were of pretty poor quality, so Ben has been replacing them … Continue reading

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Bath panel

OK, so it’s only a little job, but having the bath panel in place does mean that the only work to do in the bathroom is painting the ceiling, walls and woodwork (and fitting the shower and shower rail…but those … Continue reading

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Banisters

Welcome back Richard. Richard, from Ben’s school, came back for another day during the holidays to fix the newel posts and banisters. He didn’t particulary want his photo taken, but I managed to snap him in the act.

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Big tidy-up

One of the most satisfying holiday jobs was having a massive clear-out. Because the garage now has a door, we were able to move a lot of stuff that has been cluttering up the house. We swept up lots of  … Continue reading

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