as i sit and work at my tiny make shift desk in our bedroom this morning, i can hear the sounds of our sweet pale blue Rayburn having her inners removed!!
joy of joys - the stove man is here........
warmth, hot water and a place to air laundry is in sight - phew.
hopefully i can now clean her up and make her look all pretty again :)
another step in the right direction, another thing to cross off the mammoth list.
another task that has been started is the building of our enormous bookcase..... now as a couple we own A LOT of books - from my Vintage children's collection to Stephen's hundreds of cookery books old and new.
we needed a bookcase that would keep our collection together in one accessible area - the answer for us seemed to be to fill one whole wall in our main living area - this is work in progress.....
i will have the huge task of painting this beast white next week!
i have also started the huge task of re painting all our furniture - most of our pieces are old so have not travelled from one end of the country to the other in a completely graceful fashion..... lots of wonky legs, badly chipped paint and even a few pieces with the dreaded mould - it will take me a very long time to complete all items but i have made a start with the kitchen dresser.
this dresser is not of any great age - it started life as a yucky orange pine number that was given a wonderful overhaul by the lovely lady that supplied me with all my painted furniture to sell when i had my little shop - it was lovingly sanded to remove garish orange varnish and then painted a soft cream.
it arrived at the shop and immediately raised interest amongst my customers - but sadly for them i had also fallen for it so it was dragged from the shop to Artichoke Cottage - here it is dressed for Spring a couple of years ago.
it will now take its place at Sea House in its new lightly distressed white coat - i am hoping that it will not just be used as a dumping ground for dog leads, pony treats and sheep wormers!!