This blog is a bit of a ramble through my life. There's a lot about quilting and textile arts, a sprinkle of my family life and some of my thoughts and ponderings. We currently live aboard an old wooden 1945 Navy boat, called MV Cerego, so you'll find me writing about that too. Welcome aboard!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Next I book a floor sander...

Apologies for the photography - it's such a hard room to photograph in,  night or day.
Phew!  Today was a mammoth painting day.  I painted the third coat on the coving, skirting, window and door trim.  And then I got eager and started on the top coat - just to see what it looked like.  Then my darling hubby bullied me into doing the edges and he carried on rolling on the top coat.  With the end result that I have a top coat on my whole studio!


Now, on Friday when I went to sew with Suz, from 'All the Good Ones Are Taken', she put up with me panicking about how much I hated the colour I had chosen (and bought already) and thinking up all sorts of schemes to try and not hate the colour.  So she'll be pleased to know that I just went ahead and used it anyway.....and I love it!  Ha!


It makes me think of warm and cosy colonial libraries or sitting rooms.  Especially with the white trim and the wooden joinery.  It's a bit darker than I thought it would be, but not enough to get me worried that it will effect the way I see colours or anything.


Speaking of warmth.  We've had another development here.  Hubby was determined to have a wood burner installed by this winter.  Well, it's in and it's warm!  It's plenty big enough to heat the open plan lounge/dining/kitchen and the bedrooms and studio as well.  In fact when we close off the other parts of the house, it gets a wee bit too toasty!  It's got a cooking surface on top so we can save a bit of gas and the best thing is that we have enough land here to grow our own firewood.  We'll be planting some more trees soon with just that in mind.

Hope your weekend was as productive as mine!

13 comments:

  1. Hi Charlotte, love reading of the progress on your studio!! What brand is your new fireplace? Ann

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  2. Hi Ann, it's a Metro brand. We liked that they were NZ made. They are also a more solid construction than some others we looked at and anyone we talked to that had one was very happy. I liked the look of it too!

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  3. Wondered if it was. got friends in Amberley just put one in and we like the look of it also. We've sold our property, move in less than 5 weeks and nowhere to go as yet!! but we're possibly going to buy a wee spec house and are going to ask the builder to put a fire in - which is why I asked what variety yours is.... (a wee house in that when we put in a small vegie garden we won't need a lawn mower!! will be a bit of a shock going from 16 acres!!)

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  4. Wow you have been busy! I'm a total convert to the wood burner, we put ours in three years ago and our bills came down straight away, and we're all toasty warm!

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  5. Wow! and Wow!!!!! A wood burner is lovely but not practical for us as wood is just too expensive and we have no space to grow our own. Wish our renovations were a lot further ahead......sigh!

    viv

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  6. Lovely to see your space develop!!!! I had that wood burner in a past house, is great (and I've cooked a number of soups and stews on that one, too :-))

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  7. I've enjoyed reading your last few posts :-) So neat now to see your room developing. I'm struggling with a wall coloour for my room too.... out of interest what was your one called? I've always said that if we have to replace our log fire,one with a cooking facility on top would be perfect - hope you enjoy it.

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  8. Whew, glad the colour turned out better than expected! I had to quickly read through your post to see if you hated it or had managed to change the colour (cos it didn't look that bad)... amazing what a bit of white trim does to a colour scheme.

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  9. The studio is looking warm, cozy, beautiful & inviting. I'm betting you will get a lot of wonderful sewing done in that room....and now I'm jealous, or am I STILL jealous??!!
    mdmontalvo@yahoo.com

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  10. The studio is looking lovely and I'm very envious of your woodburner, it will be wonderful I'm sure.

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  11. Wow, good stuff, it looks beautiful! Too much fun!

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  12. The studio is coming on so nicely. I love the colour it is so warm and inviting. I bet you can't wait to move in! It is an amazing space
    Catherine xx

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  13. I liked the working of this lady and the combination of work of floor sander is good,its look attractive.

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