Gerties Little Industrious Cottage ~ Want a peek inside? ;0)
When Gertie gets up in the morning, she doesn't have far to go to work, just through the old oak double doors into her greenhouse, where she grows all her potion ingredients!!
Here is a little peek into Gertie's cottage....
As I am not well at the moment, Gertie's cottage has stood untouched for 2 weeks, so last night Hywel decided to make a start on the cottage to cheer me up :0) This is a view through one of the front windows, showing the double doors into Gertie's greenhouse. If you look carefully, through the doors and through the back window, you can just see the beginnings of a tree in Gertie's garden!
Above the doors, Hywel has made a mezzanine floor, showing the underneath of the floorboards and the beams holding the floor up. Sorry, I didn't get to take pics of the floor being made to show, but Hywel cut a piece of plywood to size and then 'scored' the lines of the floorboards with a ruler, a saw and then a craft knife. The beams were then cut and he 'notched' the edges with the craft knife. After a coat of wood stain, he glued them all in place and wallah, they look ok ;0)
This is the view from the greenhouse into the cottage. I still have to decide on how I want the wall in here and there is lots of greenhouse staging to be made! At the far end of the greenhouse is the chunky oak fireplace Hywel made. When the inside has been blackened and the hearth is in, I will do a post on how Hywel made the corner fireplace and oak surround.