At last, the kitchen's ready. I finished the units ages ago but got stuck on the worktop. Just couldn't work out how to solder the zinc worktops without them looking like a mini volcanic field so in the end had to admit defeat and buy a lovely oak worktop from Norfolk Oak instead. Looks great!
It took us some time to work out how to fix curtains to the portholes so that the room has privacy at night but the lovely windows aren't hidden. Decided in the end to make some removable curtains from a set of old Venici curtains. During the day they can be hung on hooks on the door or left partially covering the windows and at night can be extended to their full width. Neat.
Our old house, Venici, was completely knocked down when we built the new house in 2013. All that remained was the garage and the old house sign.
We converted the garage into a self-contained studio, with sitting area, mini-kitchen, bedroom and shower-room. Great for visiting friends who want some privacy, anti-social teenagers or grandparents seeking some peace and quiet.
Feel free to use the children's wetsuits in the garden shed, but please rinse them afterwards.
You'l also find deck chairs, garden chairs, and some old tennis/badmington rackets and cricket bats - but no bicycles , kayaks or wind-surfing kit.
Made an oak shoe and coat rack for the utility room. Plenty of hooks for children and adults. Please make use of the children's waterproofs - you may need them!
Is June when moths come out? Spotted two of them today.
The first one was a huge monster sunning itself on the balcony balustrade and looking remarkably like a rabbit! We think it may be a pale tussock.
The second was hiding away in the shed. Think this one is a white ermine moth.