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Saturday, 3 February 2018

Stripping paint.

Hi everyone and thanks for visiting to see how things are progressing. I have spent most of this week visting a property close by that has many oak timbers inside and came to the conclusion that i needed to darken the timbers in my build.

Because i used a darker oak to build the bed and partion wall it looked slightly odd against the muntin paneling in the other room so i decided to match it all the same, i definitely think the nook bed looks better too having stripped it back and place a plain white mattress and curtain up.


Here you can see the partion wall sorry about the darkness of the image but using a flash made it look even worse im in no doubt that once i have installed some lights on this floor it will give me the look i have been searching for , now to just work out how to make them!! id also like to share one more photograph with you all.


I clipped this little fella while on my travels i couldn't resist! look how dark that oak is its hard to imagine he was carved in the 14th Century, Have a great week everyone. Tony.


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  1. I agree Tony. I like the bed nook the way you have it now. I love your 14th century carving. What a great find.

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  2. Did I understand you correctly in that the carving is from the 14th century? I love antiquated or meaningful pieces in miniature works! It is all coming together well!

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    1. Hi Grandmommy, yes the carving is from the 14th century many thanks for you comment :)

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  3. Hi Tony, The nook looks like it belongs now, i am pleased for you. What a thrill it will be when you have that haunting dim light inside the rooms. Quite excited for you! I love seeing anothers works come to life, literally from scratch. Well done. I look forward to your posts. By the way, did you collect the 14th Century piece or photograph it? and what was it a piece of? a handle? My godfather lived in Basingstoke, and took me to his local tiny church in Silchester, it was St. Stevens I think, built on a Roman site, extremely pagan beginnings as it had incredible carvings along every pew, and where the choir sits. There is hardly room to swing a cat in there! Breathtaking for anyone interested in Medieval carving. Well worth a look Tony if you are anywhere near Hampshire! Cheers

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    1. Hi Jane the 14th century carving was just photographed i love to snoop around in old buildings and look where most people dont even think of looking this particular piece was a tiny shelf meant for a candle possibly? i love visiting the tiny churches on the north Norfolk coast there are some superb and rare examples of architecture and as you pointed out most if not all are built on ancient pagan sites i shall bare in mind your suggestion for visiting St.stevens if im ever down that area :)Glad you like the dark wood :)

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  4. Ahhh this is how I was picturing it! Very nice. Love the very old exquisite carving---

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    1. Than you Linda it does blend in better now :)

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  5. Hi Tony! I agree that the darker wood interior is beautiful and is how we "imagine" Tudor interiors looked! We will never know... since all we are familiar with is the time-darkened wood... but it is Beautiful! I think you have made the right choice to strip the paint from the bed nook. I think the truth is that paint in any color was an expensive choice until recently! I look forward to seeing more!

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    1. Thank you Betsy, im glad to i changed it :)

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  6. Hello Tony,
    I love the darker wood. I think it works really well with the pperiod you are going for, and the bed nook stands out with the crisp white linens. great work!
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. Cheers Giac im a lot happier with it now, i was a little dubious about the white Linens and curtain but colored fabrics and material would have been quite pricey in this period so i decided to keep it just natural white :)

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