The Beginning

The Beginning
Our House

Monday, 27 June 2011

Next quilt!

When we are not at Cullen I am working on a new quilt.  I love the way they go together, building up the blocks bit by bit!

Where do we start!

Not sure my dad is too impressed!

Fireplace in dining room

Michael stripping the dining room

The lovely shutters!

Well we have started to pull the lath and plaster off the walls.  The wall in the kitchen looks worse now the plaster is off!  The dining room has a great fireplace and we uncovered the original shutters in there too.  It looks like we will have all the original shutters downstairs.  We are a bit disappointed with the fireplaces in the living room and bedroom - I was hoping to uncover a treasure!

Sunday, 19 June 2011

And the demolition continues!

We have come across lots of great history in the house this weekend.  Wood panelling has been uncovered on the staircase and the boys bedroom.  The fireplaces are disappointing, they have been badly damaged when they have been covered up.  Michael pulled off a panel from a door and found the original underneath!  Pity it is so badly damaged.  There was lovely painting on the panelled doors and we also found it on the living room wall!  In behind another panelled door we found a piece of what we think was part of an RAF kit box from WW2.  It has the name SGT Marland written on it but we cannot make out anything else.  Google has brought up 2 Sgt Marland's neither of whom lived in Scotland but both flew with the RAF in WW2!

Michael also met with another joiner yesterday who told us the reason for the ceiling being lower in the centre of the house was because that was where they stored their fishing nets!  I love uncovering the stories!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

The mess, the mess!

Kitchen is out, carpets are up, I know it's going to be a lot worse before it gets better!

Demolition has started!

I finally found the cable to download photos!  We spent Saturday at the house ripping up carpets and looking behind walls as well as meeting with builders, sparkies and plumbers!  I found 3 layers of lino in a bedroom, probably dating from the 40's or 50's.  I have attached pics of the different designs!  I also found the most beautiful floral wallpaper in the room which will be the boys room under a layer of woodchip!  I'm going to rescue as much as I can and back photo frames.