Another day at the ranch

Each weekend there is something at Auchenard that requires our attention. Today we’re moving some of our deliveries out of the living and dining rooms so that our contractor can strip wallpaper and re-plaster. During each renovation there is a point when you just wish it was all over and Saturday morning could be used…

Open shelving

Source – Houzz Staged design photos are one thing, but living in a kitchen with open shelving is another. We’ve had open shelves for over a year and while we couldn’t totally do away with cabinets (where else do you hide the condiments) we are introducing more open shelving into our kitchen design.

Home, home on the range

As I posted earlier we hit the shops hard this weekend. We bought 10 light fittings, a lampshade for my thrift shop find and paint samples. We’ve also bought tiles for the kitchen, the wall tiles for the bathroom and black and white floor tiles. It is hard to press the ‘purchase’ button at times.…

Seeing brown!

Everything has just turned brown overnight at Auchenard. The plasterers have been working non-stop and all the bedrooms have now been mostly plastered. You can see in the pictures below that some of the walls have now dried out. Pretty cool huh! They will be a lot lighter in colour by the time its all…

Major changes afoot

As I mentioned yesterday we now have a scaffolding tower outside the house. As if the builder want to out-do the roofers we have two inside! Plastering has started in the upper bedrooms, so things will be looking very bleak & brown around here for a while. Bleak and brown but oh so smooth. The…