The damp weather has kept us inside enabling the dream team to work together once again. Gerard and I have been working on the porch/utility room, known as a vestibule here on the Island. It is slow going but we are starting to see an improvement albeit slowly. Why is it it looks worse before it looks better? We have refurbished/recycled an old wardrobe putting shelves inside and now getting it ready for extra Winter storage.
Black board paint was used for the top panels enabling me to make shopping lists or words of wisdom...who knows but it worked out quite well.
We wanted to restore the vestibule to its former glory, so we have put back the v lining using a pine cladding which will be painted. It is still very much a work in progress. We are having fun as we work together and that is all that matters. I will share some better photographs as we progress.
Gerard has also painted an old chair that was in the outbuilding.
In really good condition, just so unloved. I have covered the old seat pad with my beloved Harris Tweed and the frame remains another work in progress.
A little more sanding and then waxing and it will be a perfect addition.
The mint has done amazingly well and has been contained in the tyre so as I am not sure what will happen to it through the Winter months here I decided to cut some stems to dry. I also chopped some of the leaves into ice cube trays ready to pop into potatoes or drinks as needed. A little taste of Summer in those days you need a boost.
Well, I must get on I have a paint brush with my name on it...whilst our furry resident has a little nap.
See you soon.