Saturday, 2 November 2013

Moving down.....

The Bastle landing is more or less finished now....

 Just need to put the iron thumb latches back on the doors.

Natty LED lights in the wall to guide you down to the staircase,

Some remnants of old lime plaster on the walls,

And exposed beams and purlins add to the atmosphere.

Looking back to the bathroom with the angled window above the door.....

which provides welcome light into the hall from the garret window,

Now high up in the bathroom.

The two bedrooms are almost complete and just require the emptying of tools, left overs and an awful lot of dust.
Then I will be in to touch up the paintwork and think about the furnishings....The best bit!

All the windows have shutters but I think curtains will be going up in the bedrooms for a cosy feel.

Down the stone steps onto the new staircase and it is a very different story....

The 'soon to be' kitchen with the exposed stone walls, more beams and towering ceiling have taken a lot of our time.

Good job Mr CS enjoys being on the scaffolding as I don't do anything over 2 metres.
Unfortunately he hates painting,  but we both agree his plastering is pretty damn good.

Putting the insulation, battens and boards on at that height was neck pleased it is done.

Looking back to how it was three years ago, I think we can safely say it is an improvement even if there are no kitchen units!

Julie x


  1. one word Julie - amazing! the transformation is just spellbinding (well it is Halloween) I can't wait for the kitchen to emerge from the dust!!

  2. Oh Julie it's looking GORGEOUS, you and Mr CS must be soooooooh proud of yourselves, you have worked so hard!
    I can't believe you have a carpet runner!!

  3. Wow... boy and girl done good. A winning combo if ever there was.


  4. Gosh! What an amazing change, it's looking beautiful, you must have been working so hard and now, as you say, for the best bit! Jane xx

  5. Hi Julie
    It is looking great and just oozing character.. Looking forward to more pics.. Hugs Angi X

  6. Fantastic - I'll bet you can't wait to fill it with lovely ClothShediana!

  7. Hello Julie, it certainly does have atmosphere. Oh I bet you just can't wait to the final twiddley bits. It is looking gorgeous. I love the grey woodwork. All the best with it and very well done so far. Love Linda x

  8. It's looking wonderful - and what a difference...what colour is your paintwork? It compliments the stone work.

  9. Wow - this looks amazing! Thanks for sharing! :)