My new greenhouse project proceeds at a snail’s pace, just as I expected it would. My husband assures me that once the foundation is in it will move much more quickly, right now I’m practising patience, a virtue that I’m trying to cultivate.
Last week the plumber and electrician visited and we now have services out to the building site, and the drainage/service ditch filled back in. I spent part of my weekend replacing the sod over the ditch, patchwork fashion. When we removed the sod earlier this year we laid the chunks out on bare ground in the flowerbeds, but they needed removing because winter-dormant bulbs and perennials are threatening to emerge through the grass!
In the meantime I’ve been working on acquiring some second-hand materials to lend character to the shed. Several weeks ago while I was visiting family in Victoria, I picked up a couple of vintage doors, a knob set and an old window for my construction project. One of the doors, the knob set and the window all date from the 1920’s and I’m super excited about how they’ll look together.
I also purchased a new light fixture – after checking out some vintage fixtures I decided I’d rather have something that didn’t need re-wiring or threaten to burn my shed down! I’ve been pondering roofing materials, siding and paint colours and dredging the internet for inspiration. I’m leaning towards metal roofing for its durability and the fact that it comes in a plethora of vivid colours.
The doors and window will need some major prep work and a new coat of paint and I’m sure that they are coated with lead paint so I’ll be sure to borrow a respirator when I sand them down! Of course first I will need to decide on a colour scheme; I really want to avoid boring but am not sure how brave I will be. I also don’t want to use colours that I will tire of immediately…
Anybody have suggestions??