Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Barn update

I have a sore throat. One of those itchy, scratchy, irritating sore throats. It's very aggravating. On the brightside, it does mean that at 3 o'clock in the morning I am up and sitting at my computer and there couldn't be a better time for me to give you a little update on my barn project.

When we first moved in to Pear Tree Cottage one of the things I was most taken with, was the lovely barn/out building that came with it...

(Excuse the photo quality, they were taken with my phone and are now the only photos of the barn as it was.)

                         This fabulous stove is in full working order and staying in the reno'd barn
                                      It really was just a dumping ground after we moved in.
                                                 very 'rustic', but not very stable....
                                             The barn in relation to the house
           I'm hoping to keep one of the old windows and turn it into a mirror...I'll let you know how that goes!
                                The vegetation was really making itself at home!
                  Who needs velux windows when you already have natural  light streaming through your rafters!

Well, clearly you can see there's much to be done. My aim was to restore rather than get rid of all of the barn's charm. However, as any of you who have taken on a project like this will know, it's a bit like dominoes and once you touch one thing, it tends to have a knock-on effect elsewhere. I hope I have done the barn justice. You can let me know, I will be posting new pictures very soon.

Now, one more mug of hot lemon and honey and I'm off to try and get some sleep.

Night, night.

B x

Friday, June 10, 2011

Simple pleasures...

My favourite arrangement...

Pure beauty.

Enjoy your weekend!
B x

p.s I' ve been without a computer for 2 weeks...grrrr...but just wanted to thank you guys for your lovely words of encouragement  re my last post- it means so very much. Also, big things happening with the 'barn' ! Will update (with pictures) next week. x
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