I'm going to show some before/currents again this week to show just how far we've come in six months. This room (previously a living room) is now the space for the kitchen/dining room:
The original window on the right-hand wall was removed and replaced with an opening that leads into the scullery.
As you can see we've also created an opening in the wall on the left that provides access into the Sitting Room.
The joinery in the Sitting Room, a former bedroom, was also painted during the week:
Love the detail in the joinery here, including the criss-cross decorative shelf framing:
The painters also undercoated the FC sheets that line the walls on the terrace:
This grey-coloured undercoat is what is usually used when your finished topcoat is a dark colour (i.e. black.) And speaking of black paint, that will be a job for next week - finally getting another coat of black onto the weatherboards at the back of the house:
I've made a few minor alterations to the landscape design I put together a few weeks ago and eleven advanced trees have now been put on hold, waiting for our landscape contractor to commence and plant them into position.
I've even played around with some more fort designs - this one is Option No 2, and is based on a Scandinavian-style Summer House that also mimics the rear elevation of the house. It is perfectly scaled for little people and has a large awning window that can be used for role play (i.e. shop/cafe) and also includes a loft.
I'm thinking about using the above fence detail for the front fence (to replace our old falling-down picket fence which has since been removed.) The question is - should I paint it white or black?