Things are slowing down a little at the Painted Quilt household now that the first stage of the renovations is over. I still haven’t unpacked any more boxes but did hang a few pictures and managed to find new homes for some of the things that were piled on our dining room table.
I’m somewhat hesitant to hang more ‘things’ until we’re certain that the furniture is going to remain where it is…for now. Mr. PQ says that I’m always changing things around anyway so that really shouldn’t be a concern…and do you know what? He’s right! *wink*
Although he has a few things left to unpack and to find places for, Mr. PQ’s office is finished. He is an avid reader and has a huge collection of books. Jody, our contractor, custom built this unit and it houses everything perfectly. The two cabinets on the right are still empty!
Travelling in a clockwise direction around the room is another bookcase and a cart to hold miscellaneous items..
Here’s his computer station…
And the other window which overlooks the back yard.
Next is our bedroom which is pretty sparse at the moment. I haven’t hung any of the pictures or decorative items as you can see. Unfortunately in this picture you can’t see the new Scottish lace curtains on the windows. They are going to look even prettier once we can open the windows which will allow the breezes coming in off the ocean to blow them across the room.
Next to the bed is the dresser which also acts as a bedside table.
Because of the slope of the ceiling on the opposite wall as well as the addition of the new closet we had built, this is the best place in the bedroom to accommodate the dresser. The ugly light fixture will eventually be replaced with a ceiling fan.
Our bedroom is in the ‘new’ addition which was added to the house in 1917. This next photo shows the original roof line which was incorporated into the construction of both this room and Mr. PQ’s office. It is actually quite charming and certainly adds to the character of the house but does hinder the placement of furniture in that part of the room.
This next photo shows my new walk-in closet. It is my best guess that this room was once a tiny bedroom back in the 1830’s, considering there is a full sized window in it.
We also had lift-top cupboards/seats built in under the sloped roof line which have come in very handy for additional storage.
The size of the room is 8’ x 10’ so you can see that I have waaaay too many clothes.
Next are a couple of ‘updated’ photos of my studio showing the curtains that I hung on both the window…
And the door to the new closet. I chose not to have a door installed because the curtain provides easier access to my fabric and wool stash which is neatly stacked in clear bins behind the curtains.
This next photo shows the location of the closet which is on the wall to the right as you enter the room.
And the final picture for today shows the stair treads that we had to install because Mac, our Westie, was having an awful time trying to manoeuver the stairs since we removed the carpeting. He was okay coming down the stairs without the carpeting but because he had nothing to grip onto when ascending, he slid down a couple of times which frightened both him and us. Everything is now back to ‘normal’ and there hasn’t been an incident since these were added.
We’ve had some glorious weather over the last little while. All the snow has melted and yesterday I saw several robins in our back yard. We also heard the sounds from and then saw a pair of pheasants sneaking under an evergreen tree to nest in our back yard as well. Although it is overcast and gloomy at the moment with rain in the forecast, I think that spring has indeed arrived in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia.