Monday, 17 October 2011

Unexpected Findings

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Fall is definitely in the air, hey?  I had some dance lessons which I love, a post-Thanksgiving breakfast with Darryl's family, a tea date with a friend and got a second coat of primer on the walls downstairs!  On the way home from breakfast on Saturday we saw a sign, as we often do this time of year, pointing in the direction of a "rummage and bake sale" could we say no?  Don't you love when pleasant, unexpected things happen?  We had a quick browse around and came across these babies which, for $5 each, just had to come home with us!

For months now I've been on the prowl for a coffee table to turn into a seating bench (gotta love pinterest inspirations!), checking thrift stores and every garage sale I came across, but nothing was quite right.  I hadn't thought about doing 2 separate seating bench/stools with side tables...but why not??  It would make for more flexible seating arrangements too!

Sometimes, when you least expect it, things just seem to fall into place.  So I've got some plans for these guys that I hope to share with you soon!  Just waiting on my fabric to be delivered...

In other weekend updates, the ceiling in our loft upstairs has officially begun to crumble.  Here's what it looked like just before we moved can see a slight crack to the left of Darryl's head.

Over the last 2 years the crack became more and more prominent and we knew it was only a matter of time before  we'd have to tackle it.  We just didn't think gravity would get to the demo phase before we did.

Last night we were watching TV and heard a crash from the attic.  We went up to check it out and saw this...(excuse the mess, this has become our dumping ground for everything that should be on the main floor right now)

Three hours later we heard an even louder crash and went up to find this....

Looks like this project has just jumped a few spots on our to-do list  :S  I guess on the bright side, demo will be pretty easy!

Did you come across any exciting finds this weekend??


  1. Scary stuff!! I'd freak if I was hearing crashes upstairs!

    Do you know what's causing this and how you'll have to go about fixing it?

  2. I'm glad I was not home alone, that's for sure! As far as we can tell so far, it seems like the plaster is just separating from the lath, maybe because of the slope? We were wondering if at some point over the last 91 yrs there was moisture damage, but the roof was replaced a couple years before we bought the house, so hopefully it's nothing like that!