Thursday, 14 March 2013

A pub in progress (part 2)

I think we all know that miniatures make me happy - but they also calm me down and make me relax. The last couple of weeks have been extremely busy both at home and in the office, hence the lack of blogging. While I never get stressed about work (I love my job but nobody will die if I have a bad day - it's not brain surgery), the last few days have been particularly challenging.

We haven't been able to receive any emails at work which meant I didn't open my dad's messages with the latest photos of my pub until I got home. But what a treat it was when I did.

The anticipation - ready for wallpaper

I've asked him to take photos as he progresses and it's lovely seeing this little room take shape. I can't wait to have it back and fill it with all the furniture and bits and pieces I've purchased over the years.

The front of the pub

The front elevation has now been painted and is just as I imagined - the colour is perfect. There's been a lot of discussion lately about the name of the pub (which will always be The Rachel's Return) and how the sign should be painted. Letters have been ordered and hopefully I'll be able to show you them in my next post.

Almost ready for furniture

The inside of the pub is looking amazing - wallpaper, flooring, skirting, coving and lights are all complete. I've always known it would be what I call an 'old man's pub' and I hope that has been achieved with the decoration.

Finally, who can guess what these are? Excuse the photo - taken with a mobile rather than the camera.

Pound coin is for scale

8 comments:

  1. I love the fact that these wonderful little treasures can calm you down when things get stressy at work. Can't wait to see The Rachel's Return return to our house so you can start filling it up.

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  2. Are they door plates, I wonder.

    I love the colour scheme (and I've noticed that it matches this blog).

    I hope things calm down at work soon. Roll on Friday.

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    1. Well done, Clare! Known as finger plates apparently. I hadn't noticed that the colour scheme matched the blog until I posted the pictures - it must be a colour I like subconsciously (or associate with miniatures?!)

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  3. I like that wallpaper and the little light on the wall.

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    1. Glad you like it :-) There's actually two lights - carefully positioned to fit around the furniture!

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  4. Door plates? I did not know doors ate. Are there door forks and spoons?

    I had no idea what they were. It's look very cool Rachel.

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    1. I'm not sure door cutlery is necessary :-) My dad's doing a great job - I can't wait to see the next stage.

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