Ok, so this is quickly turning into the longest build for the smallest of buildings. Needless to say we are hoping that this will be a completed project in the next few days! But our carpet has been fitted, in fact I was shocked at the speed, they were finished and off in 10 minutes. I think it looks smashing, I'm definitely sold on berber carpets! The stable door has also been painted, but I still have to do the coat of green on the outside. We also still need to fit the door on to the fuse box cupboard, but the eagle-eyed might notice that the annoying window stickers have gone!
Plus, we have rafters! My builder looked at me like I was mad when I suggested this idea and I think he mentally stopped listening when I started talking about whether we could bash the wood a bit to make it look older. I didn't get him to do that but the rafters are up and I do think this works and stops the room looking boxy. The sack in the corner is left over carpet and underlay...not my builder!
We have also enlarged the flower beds near the water butt so I've managed to claw back some of the growing space I lost with the addition of the garden room. All in all, my garden and I have not done too badly. I lost quite a shady damp area that was a bit problematic, it became my minuscule woodland garden but was no good for any crops!
The water butt is also on it's little brick plinth and there is a small concrete raised section. I had wanted to make this raised section out of brick, set in a herringbone pattern but at this stage we are running low on time and funds so we had to go for the quickest option. I think I already regret that decision, but considering the mountains of decisions we have made, one out of the many isn't too bad.
Now that the garden room is kind-of almost finished, we could start on painting the house! The sitting room has had two coats of Hollyhock from Little Greene (the radiator is still the original colour, we didn't get round to painting that today, but it gives a good comparison.) This is the most I have seen of my sitting room for ages; it had been draped in dust sheets and become a staging area for the garden room for months!
And here is Linen Wash by Little Greene in the dining room which we also used in the garden room. Again, the radiator is still in the original colour (you can see it just behind the dresser). We've scheduled our furniture to be delivered back to us this Friday so we very much hope everything will be in place by then!