and now for something completely different

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I think I may have mentioned before about the extensive renovation programme we’ve been carrying out on our house. The most recent project was converting the loft to a spare bedroom, which was technically completed around July. I say technically, because as far as the builders were concerned THEY had finished, which usually means there’s at least three months’ worth of work left for us to do.

With this room, due to the nature of the stairs (spiral and ridiculously narrow) we had to plan the task of furnishing it quite carefully; basically anything bigger than the size of a dining chair had to be put in the room BEFORE the stairs went in. God knows how we ever get that king-size bed out of there again. And we’ve had to be selective about the other pieces we buy for the room; the desk was flat packed, although it still took two of us to get it up the stairs, one agonising step at a time. And the super-sized canvas we just had to have for the one vertical wall thankfully fitted through the gap between the banisters and the aperture otherwise it would have found itself being re-sited elsewhere in the house.

Still, I’m very pleased with the way the space has turned out, especially as I got my way over it having dual-use as a work area for my sewing projects. The one remaining item on my wish list is a stool to go with the retro writing desk I sourced for a sewing table. Any ideas?

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4 thoughts on “and now for something completely different

    WSM said:
    October 25, 2010 at 23:26

    Thought I had left a comment but now can’t see it. how about a hans wegner chair instead of a stool ?

      Sarah responded:
      October 26, 2010 at 09:37

      A stool because it will live under the desk out of the way and we can get it up the stairs! Also, a chair (unless it has a very low back) would spoil the line of the desk. Having said that, the Hans Wegner chair was the only one I considered as it would go well with the desk and has a low back. BUT it costs more than the desk did, so maybe not. Really struggling to find a stool though!

    Grainy « Blog Archive « Phoblo said:
    January 13, 2011 at 20:45

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    […] then; not a major one compared to our previous undertakings (one of which you can read about here) and definitely on the ‘nice to have’ rather than ‘essential’ list, where […]

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