Built-in wardrobe construction…

I know what we’ll do during the wet holiday from work – build a new wardrobe!

The timber frame took me part of 2 days to finish, the plasterboarding took another day and the final wooden edging around all the corners took another part of a day. I mainly used 2×3 inch (5 x 7cm) smooth planed timber, held with a combination of long wood screws and corner metal brackets.

Claire finished off the whole thing by doing a grand job filling the plasterboard joins and then decorating. She also painted the head end wall (previously pink!) and some areas of the ceiling. She also made the curtains from fabric from the big blue and yellow shop (Ikea).

Just have to fit a door for the top storage section and a door stopper to stop the door hitting the side of the wardrobe!

That’s phase 34 of the house renovation (nearly) done…


Hanging fabric strands…

A couple of images of hanging fabric after its first wash. This will be used for the new built-in wardrobes in our bedroom!

Very exciting!


1979 Fabric ‘123ABC’…

My Mum gave the boys a really cool alphabet and numbers fabric for Christmas, titled ‘123ABC’¬†and Claire just had time to sew a hem onto the top and bottom edges (which were a bit frayed).

The label on the side of the fabric says designed by Jan Pienkowski, who also produced some classic books, like Meg and Mog etc. It also says 1979, being the auspiocious year of Margaret Thatcher and me coming into the world! Really don’t like that association, but the fabric is really cool.

We’ve just pinned it up on the wall by the table and already the boys are staring at it and Jac is making all sorts of noises! Jamie is also talking about the letters and pictures. It’s also nice to finally get something up on the wall.

The whole point of the design for the living space was to have very clear and crisp walls which would provide the background for lots of colourful pictures.