You might have noticed that things have been a wee bit quiet of late here at Lori and the Caravan. To put it simply, with a big restoration project, several vintage fairs, and the effort that goes into keeping a power-tool obsessed toddler safe whilst living in a building site, there just aren't enough hours in the day! And as you can see from the photo above, my wardrobe has gone waaaaay down hill over the last few months.
The biggest job at the moment is the parquet flooring, which will eventually cover the entire ground-floor of our house. We bought a whole trailer full of reclaimed parquet flooring on eBay, but before we can lay it, each brick has to be scraped and cleaned to remove the old adhesive. Simple, eh? Except there are several thousand bricks. Readers, this floor is my Everest.
We're down to the final 200 bricks, and the floor looks lovely when it's down, so today's mantra is simply 'keep going, it'll be worth it in the end', which I can probably apply to the entire project! And actually we're moving into what I know will be my favourite part of the project - designing the interior and putting the final pieces of the puzzle together. Give me a colour chart and a room plan over DIY any day!
Yesterday I was lucky enough to spend the afternoon at the gorgeous Tilton Farmhouse, and now I feel so inspired! The interior is beautifully designed and the house, nestled in the heart of the Sussex Down National Park, is surrounded by stunning countryside views. I could quite happily have moved in. All I need now is a few spare hours I can devote to some serious Pinterest-ing!
Even though I'm not quite as active as I was, the Lori and the Caravan shop is still going strong, and I'll be on this 'ere blog as often as I can. I'm might be a bit quiet sometimes, but I'm still here!