The Beginning

The Beginning
Our House

Sunday, 23 December 2012


Well we are meant to be watertight but the torrential rain over the last couple of days has taken it's toll.  The windows and doors are in but the velux window is leaking.  The electricians have also been in to do the 1st fix electrics so once the wood all dries out we are ready to insulate and plasterboard.  The slater and brickie will get going between Christmas and New Year so hopefully by the beginning of 2013 we will be watertight!

When we went to the house yesterday we had lunch at Deskford Garden Galleries.  It is a lovely tea room with an art gallery and antiques shop.  The furniture was very reasonably priced and I would love to have space for the beautiful linen press I saw. We did buy some lovely ceramic bothies, boats and lighthouses for the house.

Merry Christmas!

The ceramics in the boys bedroom!

Partition wall for the downstairs loo and utility area

All we need in here is the carpet!

Monday, 10 December 2012

More furniture!

I've spent the day between getting ready for Christmas and painting some more furniture!  This tray table was £11 in the sale at Argos.  All the other tray tables I saw online were between £80 and £100 each.  Now my one has been painted I think it looks just as good as them!  I have used Annie Sloan paint first in Old White then Duck Egg on top.


Sunday, 9 December 2012

Concrete, walls and power!

I can eventually upload some photos of the concrete floor being poured.  I have just spent an hour talking my dad through the process of downloading photos from my mum's phone!!

Last week the concrete floor was poured and this week the timber frame went up.  I could not get up to Cullen to do any work this week as we had around 6/7" of snow at Chapel and the road conditions were terrible.   There was no snow at all in Cullen and the joiners have managed to get the frame up and will be installing the windows and door on Wednesday.   The electricians have also been in and we now have power throughout the house - at last!  We have been working with only one socket for the last year so that will make a huge difference!

My dad borrowed a horsebox from a friend today and we moved out most of the furniture I've been restoring to make room for the 8' Christmas tree that was delivered on Friday!  Once all the furniture had been unpacked we had a lovely lunch at the Cullen Bay Hotel and then the boys saw Santa!