A bit here and there
This last month has been a distressing and busy time on all fronts due to a family bereavement – much travelling and paperwork. Still lots to do and people to talk to.
In the mini world
I have to say a big thank goodness for the mini‑ing as a break now and then, and also thank you for your forbearance whilst I indulged in a bundle of semi-mindless playing around as my light relief.
We’re sneaking a bit of a break from the real world’s organisational things at the moment, and I’m trying to catch up with what I was up to with the mini stuff I can still identify amongst the items abandoned on work surfaces back in mid-May.
Results of worktop archeology
- The ‘back’ door was going to be in the kitchen so that the room had three doors, exactly the way I remember a particular house when I was a child: one from the hall, one on the pantry and one to the outside. As a kid I was always getting told off by our Aunt for coming in too quickly from the hallway or the garden as she could easily be clobbered by a flying door or knocked on the head when trying to use the pantry.
However, once scaled down there just wasn’t enough door to wall to floor space so the ‘back’ door has moved to under the stair landing and the kitchen has now got just the two doors – one from the hall and one on the pantry.
Second bit of firstly
- Now that the door conundrum is more or less sorted and I’ve stopped playing around as a distraction, I’ve plumped for decisions on the base/main decor in the kitchen.
- There’s an attempt at a deco style kitchen clock and a bag of shelf supports sitting ready for use once the tiling etc is up in there.
- With the colour scheme ‘pinned in place’ as it were, the snazzy new 50s design kitchen table has been put away for another day and the original green one has made a come-back, but with a plainer ‘Formica’ top look to it.
Must have been trying out a revamp on the hallway, keeping the paper but fiddling with possible half panelling lower down. Not sure, as yet why but no doubt it will come to me …
Am pre-laying-in wiring runs for upstairs and the rest of the ground floor so all come out at side of pantry wall at the side gable end. This sounds more grand that it is; I’ve just put three three-gangs up and over the roofline wall and threaded their plug ends through the hole in the wall to the outer where the power block will roughly sit in the coal bunker and/or garden shed. All in the hope that it will ease the setting up of the upstairs electrics and, at the very least, remind me where it has to end up.
Kitchen set up so far …
In order to give some sense of space I’ve removed the very small cupboard from beside the cooker with its faux heat-resistant tin enamelled top. It may come back, will have to see.
Either way am still aiming for a kitchen that needs to reflect elements from throughout the period of 1930 – sink set up – to late 1950s.
Plan to-date, is the doors in kitchen will be green.
Next job, shelves above the cooker I think.
When next we meet
Back again, when I can, with a bit of here and there when I’m here, and not there 😉