Just a short post today as we are both knackered.
It has been a long day, we’ve worked well together, and have a good end result.
One of our resident friends took pity on us yesterday (we were in such a muddle we couldn’t offer her a seat and a cuppa) and invited us to supper tonight to save my having to cook.
It gave us a deadline to work to, which was good in one way and trying in another, but we had a plan, stuck to it, and have just got back from an enjoyable and relaxing evening.
The corner cupboard is no more, and after a few problems getting the door to hang nicely, everything that came out has gone back in, and with space to spare. Now work that out!
All we can say is that because it was at an angle, the space inside was impractical to utilise it all without taking everything out every time we wanted something.
We had to make a new top, and Hubby has done a fabulous job on cutting mitre corners (without a template) and just has to glue the trim to the board. My job will then be to cream cheese it (you may remember we used linseed oil in the cottage instead of varnish, and always refer to it as cream cheese), which will not only bring out the natural grain of the wood, but eventually stain down to a golden colour as time progresses and without the headiness of varnish fumes.
He has rerouted an electrical socket from the bench to the cupboard wall, and the radio will be put back in place inside tomorrow.
We stopped at 4.30, giving us time to tidy up and have showers to make ourselves presentable for our meal at 6pm. Our hostess had prepared a sausage casserole with bacon, onions and tomatoes, and served it with courgettes, green beans, carrots, broccoli and roast potatoes. Dessert was an apple tart with fresh cream. We were encouraged to, and did, have seconds of both.
Hopefully, more DIY news tomorrow.