Thursday, March 4, 2010

What To Do With The Hall?



The carpenters are working away at my newly transplanted St Michael's Church Hall which is now in my backyard. In case you missed the post on this, we have been looking for years, never thinking we would find, an old timber school or church building we could use as an extension to our farm house. 
Well it happened to come up a few months ago as the school was wanting to demolish it to make way for more play areas. It had to be moved by Christmas but our local demolition man rose to the challenge.
It is a great big space and will house our living, dining and kitchen. I am at the fun planning stage where I'm thinking of how to make such a big space work.
This photo is not unlike what I have in mind - the big stone fireplace at one end, raked ceiling, deep sofas and big armchairs...

16 comments:

  1. oh how i adore those aqua chairs.

    love your blog by the way..
    xo
    ashlina
    secretsofdomesticbliss.blogspot.com

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  2. It will be gorgeous, I'm sure! Cannot wait to see what you do with the space!

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  3. WOW! How exciting!! Can't wait to see how it turns out!!

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  4. Cannot believe your the lucky new owners of a church. What fun its going to be to decorate and set up. Cannot wait to see the final reveal - enjoy the process. Sandy x

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  5. Catherine,

    If you're wondering what to do with your hall, well you can send it up the hill to me in the Highlands if you like, I LOVE IT !!!!!

    Hope your well and enjoying this gorgeous Autumn weather.

    Have fun decorating it.

    xxx Coty

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  6. Hi Coty, if you are ever down the hill come and visit! The weather is glorious. A nice change after all the humidity here.

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  7. Hi Catherine, wow what an exciting project I can't wait to see how you transform the church hall.

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  8. Oh my, that is going to be one stunning space!

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  9. I love to see someone reuse buildings that hold such charm and not just build new. I'd love to buy an old building and pop in the backyard as a guest room one day.

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  10. Hi Catherine, thank you for visiting my blog! I fell in love with your shop in Berry - everything was just beautiful. I could really live down there, it is such a pretty town.

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  11. what an adventure !!! Can't wait to follow along your school house journey....loving your inspiration photo !!

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  12. Heaven! It will be amazing. I can alredy tell! How exciting.Can't wait to follow!

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  13. What a great project, glad to have discovered your blog, I'll be back to watch progress. I became a follower. Thank you.
    Sharon

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  14. Gorgeous armchairs, love the colors!

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  15. Thanks for all the wonderful comments! The hall is progressing slowly but I will post some photos soon.

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