Renovation progress!

Well its not finished yet, but we are in the new section!  The extension has totally changed the way we interact as a family.  It allows us to all be togeather whilst doing our own things.  The woodfire draws people into the kitchen/dine/lounge area, and the Little Old Cottage is no longer little!  We have not finished room shuffling yet, as Grant is working of some touch ups in the old master bedroom to get it ready for sale before we move the little two in.  But in the aim of always keeping it real I'll share our progress.  There is washing hanging and the photos are not curated.  But this is our family home.  This is us.



There is still plenty of work to be done.  Woodwork painted, kitchen kickers to go in, the wall on the left needs a little more plaster and then to be cleaned and painted.  There are skirting boards, door frames and window frames.  As well as doors to be hung!  The ensuite need to be fitted out too.  Lots of finishing jobs.  But this is where we are at in this point of time.


A school shirt waiting patiently for a button to be sewn on and clean washing drying and a basket ready to be put away.  Never ending with a house of mud-loving boys!


Winter time here means washing is hung inside next to the fire.


Aggie has claimed the footstool as you can see.  The winter sun shines on it and she loves it.

I don't have the heart to put my childhood teddy in a cupboard....So he continues to live on my bed.


This is the master bedroom and the room you see there is be the ensuite soon enough - what luxury! We are keeping the house simple, clean and uncluttered.  So when it comes to selling it, people will be able to see themselves in it.  As I sort through things I'm de-cluttering, always down seizing, a never ending process.  Well mostly a picture post today.  I have soup to cook and chocolate cake to bake!

Much love,
Emma
xx 

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  1. What a difference you have made to the little cottage. You and Grant have breathed life back into this little old house.

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    1. Thank you! It is turning out better then I expected. It has such a lovely feel to it! I hope the next people who live here are deeply happy.

      Xx

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  2. Oh, snap! I have a school shirt waiting for a button too. Only mine is lallygagging on the dinner table, while I'm pretending to ignore it. See, if I put it on a coat-hanger like you, I'd be taking it seriously. ;)

    Loving all the space, which has opened up in the house. You've all (as a team) done a great job, renovating the little cottage.

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    1. Hahahahaha! The coat hanger has been there for a week - if it were on my table it would be covered in watercolour paint, porridge and goodness knows what by now!

      Xx

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  3. NO shirts without buttons but two t-shirts with little holes that are waiting over the back of my sewing chair. Maybe today! Your little cottage is looking amazing, Emma. You've really created such a lovely space It's amazing how the way a space is configured can change the way we interact in it, those mud-loving boys of yours must certainly be enjoying it. Meg:)

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    1. Oh I too have a little bundle of sewing to deal with! Perhaps today in front of the fire.

      Xx

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  4. you've done well with the renovations, love the old cook stove.
    have you found your dream farm yet? all the best there if you haven't already.
    looking forward to to the next part of your journey
    thanx for sharing

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