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Making a sewing room

Three years a go Mr Mac and I took the decision that it was time to move from sunny Surrey to rural Shropshire. Where we bought ourselves a little cottage that needed some TLC…quite a chunk to be fair.

One of the projects was to remove the wooden extension euphemistically called the ‘sun-room’ on the estate agents plans (it is north facing!) and replace it with a more solid and user friendly structure part of which would house the family bathroom and the other my sewing room/ spare bedroom.

Well the building is up, the stud walls are in and now I can think about how to decorate and furnish the room, so if you have any suggestions I’d love to hear them. all timber construction, with crittal (metal) windows, that had been in situ for 20/30 years.

During construction…we dug out the foundation with the aid of our friend Muz who is an ace digger driver, however we left the blockwork and roofing construction to our builder Jon Cluley who is bloomin’ brilliant.







After..ish! We still have all the internal fixtures and fittings to do…but I can now see the size/shape I have to work with and am very excited about kitting it out, and getting my sewing goodies out of storage.





We’ve clad the exterior (above) in larch which will go a lovely silver colour over time.