After #4… Second Bedroom

After my post about lots of befores made up of pictures of locations before I started work on them here’s another after

This photograph is a bit of a cheat… I’m really pleased with the second bedroom now that it’s been painted and had an oak floor and a radiator cover fitted, BUT it’s virtually impossible to take a photograph that does it justice. The shape of the room doesn’t help, the light in the room doesn’t help and the straight lines of the flue, window, radiator cover and curtain rail throw an odd angle or strange perspective into every picture I’ve taken. So, I present a slightly cheaty, mean and moody, edited ‘slice’ of the second bedroom.

The next job in this room is to build the cabin bed that I’ve promised my son. I’ve just had a couple of carpentry and joinery books delivered from Amazon to supplement the old school text book that I found in my fathers house. A couple of jobs to finish and I really need to learn how to use my electric router before I can start.

Second Bedroom

After #3… The kitchen step

After my post about lots of befores made up of pictures of locations before I started work on them here’s another after

The kitchen step

BEFORE (during really)

From Barn Conversion 2011
The step is an original from the farm that the barn is on that I bought from a neighbour.

The after picture gives a clear view of the stonework of the barn, the amount of care, craftsmanship and attention that went into building the wall, layering the masonry and grouping together similar pieces of stone. Beautiful!

After #2… Land drains around the unpaved parts of the barn

Following on from my post about lots of befores that comprised of pictures of locations before I started work on them I’ve been getting on to some afters, here are some more…

Land drains around the unpaved parts of the barn

From Barn Conversion 2011
Shovelling all that 40mm clean stone nearly killed me, but that’s another story…

After #1… The Yard between the Barns

Following on from my post about lots of befores , where I published pictures of locations before I started work on them, I thought some afters were in order. Here’s the first…

The Yard between the Barns

BEFORE

From Barn Conversion 2011

Lots of befores…

I seem to have been uploading a lot of before pictures to my Picasa account recently – photographs of piles of soil, holes in the ground, unfinished interiors and unbuilt things.

For most of these there’s already an accompanying after, as I’ve at last been making progress and things are getting finished. Well, maybe not finished – I ‘never’ like to say ‘never’ and there’s always some improvement to be made – but certainly things have changed. I’m guess I’m just not very good at photographing the after, I move on to the next thing as soon as I finish something and forget what’s been achieved.

So, as a prompt to myself and in an attempt to make me start photographing those afters, here are some before photographs, for which I’ll take after photographs this coming weekend to share…

Second Bedroom

Chaos, bloody chaos…

From Barn Conversion 2011
From Barn Conversion 2011

The Yard between the Barns

Soon to be lush green grass…

From Barn Conversion 2011

Land drains around the unpaved parts of the barn

From Barn Conversion 2011
From Barn Conversion 2011
From Barn Conversion 2011
From Barn Conversion 2011

The Kitchen step (half built)

From Barn Conversion 2011