The bedroom is finally finished! It's been a long time coming but we have turned it in to exactly what we wanted and it actually turned out better than we thought. From start to finish, it took us a lot longer than we originally planned. An old cottage brings about a great deal of extra work...no rooms are square and no ceilings are level. Here are some before and after pics. We obviously have some more work to do such as paint touch ups, wall decorations, and a bit more furniture. But it is now liveable!!
Our chimney breast probably took the most time and effort. It's a tedious job cleaning in between the bricks but is well worth it now.
From city to village, from condo to cottage...documenting each new experience. From Atlanta, GA to Ryton-on-Dunsmore, UK, renovating an old cottage built in 1915 is just the start. I am learning to garden, cook, and now have my own tool belt. Along the way...there is something new everyday! I am an avid ballroom dancer...it is my passion. I will dance at any opportunity. I still play soccer...in my old age and can feel it the next morning more than I used to. O well...I will always love the sport. I also try and rock out at the piano everyday as my love for classical piano continues to grow and grow. I love anything that has to do with the arts and find that I am a bit creative...it seems to come out more and more. I know nothing about renovations, electrics, plumbing, gardening, cooking or anything else along those lines. I honestly don't even know if I like it yet...but I am trying really hard...learning more everyday. I hope you enjoy reading about my experiences...my days...my joys and my desperate moments where I want to escape!!! Lots of change in a year. A new country, a new house, a lovely new husband and now a wonderful little boy.