The house that we have moved into is in a lovely condition, having been newly renovated throughout, prior to being put on the market. We so appreciate the fact that the house is structurally sound and requires no major work. What has taken us slightly by surprise is all of the work that goes into transforming a house into a home. All of the little, and not so little jobs accumulate into one long list. After returning from our holiday last week, we felt slightly overwhelmed at all we needed to do in order to make this house feel like a home So, we wrote a long list of jobs, and then a smaller list that of what we wanted to achieve by the weekend.
One of the main jobs was to build some shelves for our dining room. John had the vision to buy reclaimed scaffolding planks from a local wood yard and use the width of 1.5 planks for each shelf. The plan worked perfectly.
The finished shelves are beautiful and have a brilliant character and charm to them that I love.