It’s probably time I started giving a wee tour of our farmhouse. I plan to do a wee series, showing you one room at a time and listing the jobs that need doing to each room, and I’ll update you with progress as we go. Currently, none of the rooms are completely finished, which is a little frustrating, but we are getting there with a few and I hope to share more progress soon.
I’ll start in the hall, which has a very grand sweeping staircase. All the rooms of the house are accessed off the hall, so it’ll be nice to have it lightened up with a couple of coats of paint and some updated pictures etc.
So without further ado, here it is:
The old desk that you can see was my husband’s late Grandfather’s desk. It’s a lovely piece but far too chunky and large for the hall, so I think it’ll be relocated to another room. The console table is my mother-in-law’s and she’s now taken it back for her new house, so we have a space at the bottom of the stairs now, which I can’t decide to fill with another piece of furniture or leave bare.
The photos are a bit grainy as there isn’t an awful lot of natural light that gets into the hall. There is a window half way up the staircase, and a small window above the front door, which then filters through the second glass door. I think a lighter paint colour and possibly a new carpet will make the hall feel a lot lighter. I am debating about paint colours though, as although a light colour will help the space feel more airy, it will also be a magnet for sticky fingers and dirty marks from James as he gets older (and his Dad to be honest! He’s always traipsing mud from the farm through the house!).
Jobs to do:
- Paint the doors and skirting boards
- Paint the ceiling and walls
- Cost up a new carpet
- Consider furniture for the hallway – new hall table perhaps
- Reconfigure the gallery wall which isn’t quite right
- Pictures or photographs for the stairway
- Paint the treads of the stairs
- Fix the glass door so that it closes properly and reduces draughts
- Fit new smoke alarms (this is a priority as there is only one in the whole house!)