Another surprise arrived too. I mentioned to The Shopping Sherpa that I liked a crate she had discovered on one of her epic shopping trips. TSS spent the next couple of months filling the crate with things she thought I would like and sent it to me. This is a selection of the lovely things I recieved.
Sweetest of all, TSS made me a miniature copy of the magazine that we were both featured in.
Thank you TSS, thank you Kikka, and thank you to all who generously share their tips, tutorials and gifts with the rest of us.
I've spent most of the last week glueing and sanding the floorboards in The Mill. I started with Ash veneer strips because in my head, I thought the very pale colour would look good against the Walnut stairs and brick.
However, when I finished it looked too pale and just a little bit icky yellow so I decided it needed to be darker and aged. I chose Sandolin's African Walnut which looked like mud in the tin. It actually freaked me out, wondering if I was about to ruin a weeks worth of work.
It definitely has more character and looks as if it has been there a long time but I may do a few more coats to get an even colour. Hmm
Well were heading into a Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK. Three whole days. Ah, I can't wait
Have a good one