As some of you may know I am having my octagonal greenhouse converted into a small summer house. I thought I’d show you a little preview of the progress so far! It will be where I will doing most of my mini’s and dolls house projects. We’ve just had the glass taken out of the roof, so that it could be felted and tiled. The finials on the top have already been painted the new ‘willow’ colour, it’s a grey/green.
We had to take out the shelves etc so that the men could get in to do the roof etc so I will also be able to have small dolls houses and room boxes on these shelves.. It’s not huge by any means, about 8.8 feet by 6.6 feet, but it‘s big enough for me and my needs. It already has electricity with a hot and cool fan. I will have a main light fitted so I can see better in poor light and I am having some more plug sockets fitted too, for a lamp, lights for my dolls houses and power tools! It will have cream roller blinds to help keep the strong sunlight out and the heat down etc., although it should be cooler now the roof is no longer glass.
It’s not that old, and it wasn’t that hideous colour on the outside either when we first bought it! It was a lovely warm natural wood colour (like it still is on the inside), I came home from work one day and erm it had been re-stained to this truly awful poo/mud colour! I was very angry and not in the least bit impressed and was told at the time it would fade, has it heck!l lol ! Thank goodness THAT will be going and I will have the colour I like! :o))
It now needs a really good clean on the outside and inside, the staging re done, they will be made a bit deeper and will be solid wood (not slates). I am having the interior painted the same willow colour. I am having pink and white flowers in the hanging baskets that hang on the end of the summer house outside and two little wooden boxes full of pink flowering plants with some green foliage plants too! lol
Once the above is done, I will move my Witch’s House out there and my Gingerbread Cottage kit and start to prepare it. I’m also going to move a lot of my craft materials and tools out there and a lot of my mini’s too. Hogwarts will stay in the spare room, but I will do some of the work for it in the mini summer house. :o)
As I have company tomorrow night I have been busy preparing for Kensington a bit earlier! I have my shopping bag all ready, my money, the camera, food and snacks including my Soya milk (I have one very sick tummy so I can’t eat much that you buy off the shelf sadly!) my KDF floor plans and one or two lists. I was going to take my little note book, but I couldn’t be arsed to flip between the pages, just too much hassle! lol ;o)
Will give you an update on KDF when I get back, as will all the other bloggers who are going too! :o)