It's finished! We've had constant rain for the last 48 hours so I've spent quite a lot of time downstairs finishing up the details in the boat room. That's Martin in those photos by the way.
I ended up having to put three coats of primer and two top coats on the desk top which was a bummer. I hate waiting for paint to dry. I'm quite happy with the result though.
And yes, for those who have followed my blog for some time, that IS the road sign I've been bickering about. Martin has had it since before we met (ie before 1987) and it has moved house with us three times. Martin has refused to get rid of it and for the first time in 20 years I've found a spot for it. And I actually really like it there. Martin was pleasantly surprised to find it on display but is now considering adding the original lights to it. Hm, not sure about that.
This is where the desk extends into the Billy bookcase. I used the space for some clutter collector tin boxes. It's where I'll shove all the little do-dads that I'll find in the boat room during my weekly cleaning sessions. Martin, take note!
The reason for this room to be called the boat room is because this is where Martin keeps all his
clutter boat related things. Besides from books and magazines there are photos, prizes, memorabilia and collections. The water color at the top was painted by Martin's uncle who was an amazing artist.
Needless to say the boat room is Martin's favorite space in our house but I think there's too much stuff. During a recent purge Martin did get rid of piles of books and magazines though so now it's a little bit airier in there. I wouldn't mind getting rid of the brown encyclopedia (26 volumes or so) in the middle though, We've never (ever!) looked up a single word in it and I think it's such a waste of space. It has that old musty odor to it too… So, what do you say, toss or keep?
Today's Swedish words:
boat = båt
desk = skrivbord
road sign = vägskylt