Friday, 20 June 2014

The House is Finished (Almost)




It has taken our dedicated house painter 4 weeks to spruce up our very dilapidated house exterior. It's a job that has been long overdue, and we are thrilled with the results. I expect you're as nosy as me, so I thought I would show you.

We have been living here for six years and in that time we have almost doubled the size of the house, put in a new kitchen and bathrooms and have decorated it throughout. And as you know dear reader we are now turning our full attention to the garden. We will be spending a great deal of time at home this Summer and we want to maximise the garden's potential for our enjoyment. 

But blimey it has taken a long time to get everything in tip top condition and 'just so'. It is of course down to resources. Everything we could do ourselves, we have. But we both knew the exterior needed a professional hand, and we found a terrific local guy who has been brilliant.  All that's left for us to do now is the repainting of the older windows and doors, which are in the original part of the house, and to varnish some of the sun bleached sills. Which we will do over the rest of the Summer - no rush.

So this evening my dears I will be pouring a wee glass of chilled blonde sherry, parking my rear on our swing seat at the back of the garden and gazing down with fondness at the back of my newly painted 'Cornish Cream' home. Skol!


Hello and welcome to my two latest Google Friend connect followers, Julee who can be found blogging here
And Erickett124 who I can't find blogging at present. Welcome both.












20 comments:

  1. It looks absolutely beautiful, I love the little verandahs and the colours

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    1. Thank you muchly. The little balconies are sweet except when my puss Pendragon thinks she can jump in between them.

      Jean x

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  2. Your house is beautiful - you have done a fine job from what I can see - now perhaps you can relax and enjoy.

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    1. Thank you Elaine, and thanks for stopping by the blog and leaving a comment.

      jean x

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  3. Hello Jean, your house is beautiful, and yes I am nosy, so I’m glad you shared the photos ;)
    The outside of our house is being painted in August, and I can hardly wait. It is looking very tired and sad at the moment. No amount of bedding plants can make up for peeling paint!

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    1. We realise now it has been painted how shabby it was looking. We are super pleased with it now. Good luck with yours.

      Jea

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  4. IT looks lovely especially the window colour. How nice to have first floor balconies where you can fling open the windows on hot nights and not be afraid of anyone wandering in. Good luck with the garden, we are just starting on ours as well. x

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    1. Thanks, the woodwork is actually painted the same shade of Grey as Charleston Farmhouse, years of working there has rubbed off. It looks a bit more blue in the pics. Happy digging and planting.

      Jean x

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  5. The house looks great, now for that beach chalet!

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    1. Ah the chalet. I must check again soon how far up on the list we are. Won't be long.

      Jean x

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  6. It's beautiful, a good choice of colours. How much is B&B for the night? does it come with sherry? lol. Thanks for the hello x

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  7. Funnily enough Julee we did think about B&B as we have a nice spare room with an en suite, it's the room at the top right of the first pic. It is the depth of the house and has a balcony on both sides of the room. But we will probably wait until we get our next house and try and get a separate dwelling to let out. something a bit quirky like a tree house or railway carriage.

    Jean x

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  8. Your house looks lovely, Jean. I love the balconies as well. I am starting on some inside painting and decorating this summer.

    Enjoy your sherry in the garden. Sounds lovely.

    Carol

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    1. Thanks Carol. Have a good weekend.

      jean x

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  9. Your house makeover is truly stunning! I'm thinking Charleston too - but maybe in South Carolina, with Blanche Dubois leaning over the balcony rail, a Southern Comfort in her hand...

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    1. I can just picture it now, a warm southern breeze wafting through the trees.........
      Jean x

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  10. It looks lovely! I hope it doesn't take us quite so long to paint ours, still, we only have one storey to content with :)

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  11. It looks amazing! It reminds me of a French country farmhouse.

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  12. I recognize that lovely house. Just what I thought too...very French country. I just love your home Jean. You are a fab cook and such a generous hostess. Pencil us in for our next trip back to Blighty...ok?

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    1. Consider yourselves pencilled in. Champagne will be in order I think, following your nuptials.

      Jean
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