Hi everyone. We have been spending every minute working on the barn, hence I haven't been blogging much lately. things are progressing, but it does take a long time when you are doing it yourselves as well as earning a living. We are starting to paint the woodwork. Things here have evolved in an organic way, we have used a lot of reclaimed timber which was in the barn before as we really wanted to keep a rustic country feel.
The stairs you can see are temporary and we are looking for an old staircase we can alter to fit in. You can see the back of the sofa, the floor level of the lounge area is raised and there will be railings like the ones you can see painted white at the top of the stairs running along the edge of this level, which break where the two steps are to walk up onto it. We have just built a cupboard in under the stair area.....
The main posts were old beams which were here and we have kept the old cowstalls as well, you can just see the edge of these to the right of the above picture. You can just see the edge of the (temporary) stairs in this picture, these are to be changed so you have a small landing and then the stairs will come down to enable you to walk under them.
I hope you are getting the idea.... I will show you some more later. I have to go now as I am waiting for the man to come to empty our (english) neighbour's fosse - I am going to translate.
Take care and enjoy your weekend.