A beautiful, dark, wintery day spent in the Vardo, getting things in shape and spending some quality time reading led me to thinking about shooting a few photos. The place is a bit unkempt but I think it shows how the space is used in real life.
The hearth corner with miscellaneous junk piled on the surfaces. This is the view from where my head lies on the bed.
A lot of wood types were used throughout the build as some was recycled and some was purchased based on availability. We are out beyond the end of the realm so supplies are limited. The small photo over the door is my grandparents who played a major role in my upbringing.
The samovar corner with sink in place. The wood for this built-in comes mostly from an old (pre-war) desk that had seen better days. They used excellent materials that I really didn’t want to discard so I’ve been hanging onto them for several years now. The mirror is more useful that I would have ever thought and fits the space perfectly. The Samovar is strapped in by a belt connected to the wall and Stacey provided a cute octopus hook for wash cloths and other things. I’m just finishing the windows so they have yet to be varnished.
Copper sink made from a french mixing bowl (thanks to Mick for the idea).
A view aft from seated on the bed. I won’t lie, cutting all the cedar was not pleasant to conform to the arc but it ultimately turned out fairly successful. Apparently, I was trained well back in my life as a carpenter.
My view of the stained glass window from bed with a small candle lantern next to it.
Cluttered corner. Things are slowly finding their homes.
The dog, trying to figure out what I’m up to but staying close to the heater. She climbs underneath the master bed when it’s time to sleep for the night.
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8 thoughts on “A Quick Update…”
You never cease to amaze me my friend.
Its long past a building project George, its become a work of art.
Thanks Jake. It’s getting there.
I would look real good sitting in there.
George, in the first pic up high on the wall by the stovepipe, right side, what is that?
Hi Bob. If it’s the rectangular shiny thing it’s a very small washboard someone gave us. A little traveling version for the ladies unmentionables I believe.
Looks like you almost got her into stealing shape…damn nice.
Gosh this is beautiful!