Saturday, 28 December 2013

News from Reno

Thats's reno as in renovation, not Reno as in Nevada!

When I last mentioned our study renovation, we had just knocked out a fireplace opening in the wall.

Quite a bit has happened since then. We have had all the old blown plaster removed, except the plaster cornice around the ceiling which our plasterer was able to preserve.

After that, he replastered the walls, and skimmed the ceiling.

 Then, a couple of weeks ago, we had a wood burning stove fitted.

We've been enjoying beautiful cosy fires in our as-yet undecorated room!

We have asked the joiner to make replacement skirting boards as some of the originals were missing, and other parts were wrecked when they were removed prior to replastering. Here is what it currently looks like. We have chosen paint, carpet and a new light fitting and will be spending some time over new year painting and decorating. It is really coming together.

Another small finished project is the reupholstering of our dining chairs. When mum changed her dining suite a couple of years ago she passed her antique chairs onto us. These are the chairs from my childhood home, but I have always hated the mustard coloured velvet seats which looked too much like the 1970s for my liking.

It has taken me a while to pluck up the courage to have them reupholstered in a style more to my liking, but now that that are done I love the mix of old and new. We used them for the first time in their new incarnation on Christmas Day.


Maureen said...

It's coming together beautifully! - I know I said in an earlier comment that I thought it looked cosy just as it was, but I think your new space will be cosy too. Especially with the cat and the fire.

Kathy Niklewicz said...

I have to admit that reading this exhausts me a bit! I don't think I could handle all that decision making and being patient while it all gets done! We did a 'reno' of our small bath 10 years ago, but weren't inconvenienced at all since we have a second bathroom, and it didn't take too long. And because we built the house (40 years ago!), there were no surprises about what was behind the walls! I love the way your room is turning out, I also love that you still have the dining chairs, with a new look!