Monday, 20 February 2012

Floors, doors and daddy's little helper

Firstly, welcome to my new followers!  I hope you enjoy my blog.

Well, over the weekend we cleared out the dining room and kitchen in preparation for the long awaited flooring to arrive.  As I write, there is a man fitting plywood to the floor ahead of the new flooring being laid tomorrow.  I am beyond excited!  I have been waiting since about October to get the flooring done and finally it will feel like something is finished!

We had a bit of a revelation whilst clearing out the room - to move the table below the skylight.  You know when you think of something and just can't believe you hadn't thought of it before - well, that is exactly what I thought when hubby suggested it.  I also can't believe he thought of it before me!

So, what else did we get up to at the weekend.  Well, hubby was painting the front door and his little helper just had to take his tool box outside and sat happily drilling, hammering and sawing on the path for ages!

You'll see the new larch cladding where our ugly porch used to be.  I am not totally convinced about it yet, but it is meant to weather to a silvery grey which will hopefully be a bit less garish.  It is a vast improvement on the porch that was there and once we paint the front of the house it will all be much lovelier.

By the middle of the week I should be able to show you the new floor... till then,

Have a good week,



  1. Love that photo of Daddy's little helper! I can't wait to come out and see everything finished. Looks like you need some stuff for the walls in the dining room - I know a really nice shop... ;)

  2. Hello ,, I am a Scot living in Paris since yonks ,,, just to say came across your blog by accident and you have lovely taste and your house looks wonderful ,,, I have done up two houses here in France and will start over again next year with any luck ,,, property is so cheap here ,,, keep up the good work ,,, if I can find anything for you here in France let me know ,,, I am a real junkshopfleamarketcarbootsale fan !! best wishes to your all Stephanie Murray ( from Ross Shire ! )