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Saturday, 27 January 2018

Nook Bed.

Hi everyone, as i mentioned in my previous post i have installed a nook bed on the upper floor beside the fire breast wall.
Im not quite sure yet if im going to leave it painted as you see it now or if im going to take it back to the original wood.

As you can see from the above image i am also in the process of putting a partion wall in place that will divide the upper floor up into two separate rooms this still needs work on it to complete it. I have just about reached the point now where i cant really do any more work until i have installed the lights,so until i have come up with ideas and solutions for these i dont think there will be much more progress on the interior, i cant wait to start making the furniture for this project too Exciting times ahead! Have a great weekend everyone. Tony.



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  1. And I can't wait to see more of your project! The nook bed looks great, I could not tell which color to go with though, both options seem to be fitting very well. Lights are always tricky to place, but once that's done it always goes faster afterwards... Have a great weekend as well!

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  2. Hi Tony,
    I love the nook bed. This is such a wonderful project. I am really enjoying every post. There can never be too many! ;-)

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    1. Thank you Catherine im starting to get a little more excited the more progress i make on it :)

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  3. I Love your tucked away nook bed, and your little step up into it.

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  4. I love nook beds, this one too! I think I would take the white paint off or at least sand most of it away. It would make a bigger contrast with the stone wall. And put in some white (or light coloured) sheets, then it would just pop!
    Wonderful project Tony!

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    1. Many thanks Josje, i have spent some time removing the paint and made a mattress to fit inside and you were right it looks much more better, i'll post some photos next week by then i should have the dividing wall finished too :)

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  5. WIn the old days they did use lime wash on furniture to help prevent bed bugs as they did not like the lime. So it would not be out of keeping for the era to have a bed that is white washed.

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    1. Hi Karin, many thanks for your comment,you have confirmed my thoughts on this,i got the idea after visiting a property that still had a nook bed installed this was lime washed but looked much better than what mine did after viewing it painted and now removing the paint i have decided to go with the natural timber. :)

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  6. I always wished I could have a real bed in a nook. I think I prefer the wood finish. It is exciting to see more as you progress.

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    1. Hi Linda, i remember when i was a child sleeping in such a bed that even had doors on the opening too i always thought it was odd but knowing now that you had to pass through that same bedroom to get to another makes a little sense.

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  7. Hello Tony, I was doing a bit of research on oak wood and it gets darker as the decades/centuries get older...so your oak paneling would have been its natural cut colour, then as the years progress, your paneling will naturally get darker. Have a fabulous Blue, Blood, Lunar Eclypse moon this Week!

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    1. I forgot to add, I am impressed with your little ingle nook. So cosy. I saw one in the Snowshill Manor and it was simply delightful. Well done.

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    2. Hi Jane, some of the timber i have used is slightly lighter than other pieces so i have had to darken it to match up, im not sure my little house will be around in a couple or more centuries lol, but it would be nice to think it would be who knows :) i,ve just taken a look at Snowshill Manor as i have never been there it looks beautiful and def my type of place to visit, Hope you have a wonder Blue,Blood, Lunar Eclipse Moon too, its a long time to wait for the next.

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  8. Hello tony,
    It looks beautiful. I like the whitewash, but It is a big contrast with the rest of the building. I wonder if it wont overpower the rest.
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. Thanks Giac, it didn't look quite right did it, but i had to try it and see how it looked to satisfy my curiosity, well the white wash has now been removed and im a lot happier :) photos up at the weekend ;) Many thanks Tony.

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  9. I love nook beds, and I am sure yours will turn out beautifully. :D

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  10. The nook bed is lovely, perfect for that space.

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    1. Thank you Irene, I knew from the onset it had to be close to the fire wall as the two i have seen were situated close to a fire wall too,i imagine the heat would warm the stonework and keep the bed space comfortable too.

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