Thursday, 12 August 2010

The sign has gone up !!

While inside I layed .a second roll of flooring.

Sadly I cant use the mirrored door as the glass isnt toughened and it cant go up in a public place :(   So it now has two primer coats of white on it..... awaiting a decision as to what the top coat will be !

The Chimney has now been capped off........ so hopefully thats an end to rain down the chimney.

Also some work done on fireplace .. but not ready for viewing just yet !

Counting Down the Days :)

Monday, 2 August 2010

Closest yet !

Today I cleaned up, stacked the furniture and unrolled the flooring to see how it will look... as well as how it would match up ( it will - much relief !)

Starting to look like a real gallery at last !

A bit more floor levelling....... move the furniture back to the OTHER end ( no , not a mistake, method in my madness... I needed 3 metre wide space space to unroll the vinyl!)

Oh , and I've found the hanging rails !!!   Now I have to decide whether to line them up with teh ceiling or the floor - or neither .....just make them horizontal !!!!

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Its August !!!

... and Im committing myself to opening for the Bank Holiday weekend just four weeks away!!

here a shot from thisafternoon complete with glowering cloud..... those of you who know The Swan Hotel ( now Inn) can see it at the top of the hill.  That's a friends daughter waving!

And this is the view folk will see from teh front door.....well not quite this .. maybe I should say 'the aspect' !  The blue doesn't look this light and the lobby is no longer white !

I've been decorating in teh gallery most afternoons.... and 99.9% of the painting is now finished... the bit under the window is still damp and I'm waiting for some stuff to prevent that coming through the paintwork   I decided to match the beams to the wall colour .

The erstwhile kitchen door is now Gloss white like the other white paint  - not satin..... a decision I made when thinking of all those paint- covered fingers going into the storeroom !!!

I am toying with the  idea of painting the part walls around the chimney breast in a deeper leas the one on teh left  for more balanced proportions..... here it is with only  lining paper on teh wall and undercoat on teh beams.  Head on it looks a bit too lopsided.  May try some of the terracotta left over from Ivy Cottage-assuming I have some.  Remarkable the leftover  'magnolia stretched exactly round the walls with enough left over for patching up !

Tomorrow a tidy up day and clean out the fireplace......maybe a bit more floor levelling..... ready for laying the flooring !!!!

Now to find where I hid the hanging rails when they arrived MONTHS ago !!!  Ive looked in teh obvious places and not found them yet - a bit worrying as the package is over 6 feet long !!!!!!!