We did want the satisfaction of doing the bulk of the work ourselves, we are now thinking we might pay someone to do the garden to give us a start. You are some very wise women, advising us not to throw everything away and check what was in the outbuildings. So far we have found wood to make a windowsill for the front vestibule/lobby.
A boot stand that was rusty that we have repainted with metallic black paint, it now looks a treat in the lobby.
There were two fold up wooden garden chairs that are in the process of being painted, in preparation for those balmy days sitting and watching the sheep. I do seem to spend a lot of time looking out the window at them.
There is a long way to go but who knows what hidden treasure is lurking. Works continues on our bedroom furniture, which seems to be evolving as we go. Not quite finished but I am enjoying the process.
The dining room furniture from our previous home is too big for this little cottage, we have decided to keep the table as it holds so many memories of our children growing up around it. We are going to change the chairs and have found some that suit. They are not in the best condition and certainly need some TLC but with some work they will be perfect for our table. Trust me...
The seat pads will be covered in Harris Tweed. A good excuse to take another drive down to Harris, although in fairness there are a lot of weavers locally who sell their tweed. They will have to wait to be finished as I am going to have a cleaning day today as we are going on a trip to visit the family. I am so excited to see everyone, I have been missing my girls despite speaking to them daily. Mum and Dad need some help with a few things as well so perfect timing. I will catch up with you all when I get back.
See you soon.