Can you believe we have been living with dust and disruption for 11 weeks? So far no one’s gotten snappish, grouchy, or stroppy as John would say. Stroppy and cross are popular expressions here and might be used in this way,
” Don’t get cross with me….” Or ” Someone’s being a bit stroppy…” which might translate to ” Boy are you a grouch!”
All remains peaceful here despite my tendency to be messy one day and tidy the next. I’m generally a bit scattered with my stuff, but in fairness I don’t have a study to tuck it away into like John although his study has some of my things that arrived on this day stored in there too. My boxes are everywhere and so are our clothes, which are currently scattered throughout the study, guest room and the attic (loft) since we’ve vacated our bedroom during the renovation. Enough of this housekeeping chatter…here are the pictures from this week.
You can see a change in the pictures for today in that the wardrobe (closet) that John built last week is no longer there. We decided it didn’t look right once the bedroom lost a few feet to the corridor (hallway) so he shifted it back to the original space before the work began. It’s about the same length only now it’s slightly more narrow. It’s plenty deep enough and will be able to hold his chest of drawers, but it will run the length of the wall now.
This closet repositioning means we have had to change in the style of the new bed we had picked out because the closet takes up a bit of the bedside table space. We found a perfect remedy for this online this morning and I love the new bed frame we picked out.
Look to the left of John’s elbow (sorry for the bad picture) to see the closet he put in and then ripped out.
It’s one mirrored door and one solid one off to the left.
Here’s another view. (Sorry about the post being in the way)
This is the corridor (hallway) that took some of the bedroom width with it.
John putting up the plasterboard (sheetrock)
Rebuilding the wardrobe (closet)
Looking down the corridor (door to bedroom on left)
Just so you don’t think all I do is sit at my computer…that’s me giving the house a coat of paint last Saturday
John caught me with painting with my tongue sticking out (necessary for concentration)
Stop by on Sunday to see a little birthday blog I have planned for John if you get a minute. I’ll be baking his cake tomorrow. Thanks to everyone who sent me a carrot cake recipe, I’ll post the results after his birthday on Sunday.
wow! that seems like a lot of work done in only 11 weeks! great job! looking 4ward to the finished product!
Fabulous. I love painting, but I’m a little messy.
It’s all coming along so well. I can’t wait to see it when it’s all finished.
Love your painting technique too 🙂