Month: August 2012

Wabi-sabi and my mossy step

I was just about to begin stripping the moss from the shaded face of the garden steps when I was reminded of the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi. Wabi-sabi, is a Japanese aesthetic concept that beauty can be found in impermanence, transience, and imperfection. So embracing the concept, I saved myself a job, spared the moss and left the steps alone... From Barn Conversion 2012
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Building Progress ~ July 2012

Painting of the internal door frames is now complete. Undercoat plus three coats of eggshell and I'm happy with the finish. I've removed all the masking tape I used and sanded down the doors where a little wayward paint had landed, so job well and truly done and dusted. The utility room, the last room to be decorated, has now overtaken most of the rest of the barn in its level of completeness. Having been painted last month, I then installed skirting boards and have started installing shelving, using wood reclaimed from the animal stalls that once occupied the part…
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