Since then, I've gone on to finishing it off as my backyard studio retreat - a sweet little space to read, sketch, sculpt, listen to music and even use as an extra bedroom when required.
I'm so happy with it and I spent very little doing it, just a bit of time. This is what it was like before.........and this photo is somewhat flattering:
Here's a view from the same angle:
And from two different angles......
So much more inviting, don't you think?
My next big project will be the kitchen floor - I can't wait to purge myself of the layers of old vinyl and lino and strip those lovely boards that are underneath! When it gets a bit sunny in there, that floor covering gives off a weird smell - won't be sorry to be rid of that!
I've had a quote to have the fascias, gutters and downpipes replaced - something that I decided needed to be done professionally - that will be done in early April and then I can get on and continue with the painting of the external woodwork.
Here's what else I'm hoping to get done over the next few months:
*Side fences on both sides
*Re-do all the insides of the kitchen cabinets
*Open shelving in the kitchen
* Paint front deck and steps
*Repair some loose brickwork
*A bit of repointing of brickwork
*Finish painting inside
That's quite a list - I'd better get on with it!