I thought I would pop up a quick update on The Shearers' Quarters renovation. Things have definitely progressed and the bathroom is almost finished and walls and doors etc are all in place. There is still a bit to do - light fittings and switches all need installing and then the jarrah floor needs refinishing and the skirtings put on. Even though I am looking for a rustic feel I do think the current state of the floor is just that bit too rustic....
One of my favourite thing about the latest additions is the doors. The builder scavenged around all our old sheds and buildings to find old handles and doors and then combined all the useable bits to make the doors.
Look - jarrah door with old handle.
The individual bedrooms are getting there.
The bathroom is almost finished. It has turned out to be slightly different to my original plan but I am still really happy with it. I blew my budget a little bit (OK - quite a big bit) on the vanity. Our local cabinet maker took some jarrah planks that were originally from some old sheep yards on The Farm and used them to make the vanity itself. The front doors of the vanity unit are made out of floor boards from an old shearing shed. The wood has come up beautifully.
I really struggled to get a decent photo - I promise it all looks much better in real life.
Unfortunately there was absolutely no other way to arrange the bathroom and the plumbing so that the vanity wasn't under a window. I will put a small pull out shaving type mirror between the vanity and the shower and a larger jarrah framed wall mirror on the wall directly opposite the vanity. As it will only be used by guests for a few days at a time I hope they don't find that too annoying. The plus side is that there is a lovely view of the paddock, our old shearing shed and a windmill!
So all in all we are making progress.
I hope all is well with everyone.