Sometimes you seem to spend ages beavering away in the background with not a lot to show for it. Then it finally comes together. Yesterday was one of those days.
After about 5 weeks without a door on the dining room, it is finally finished and re-hung. However, it was much more than a 5 week job if you take into account all of the time (years) that it remained unpainted and the agonising debate over what colour to use. We are both extremely happy with the result so it was worth the wait.
And the view when it is closed.
Of course, GMan has identified a couple of minor touch-ups which require a steady hand so I have been seconded to do those and the glass needs a final clean as there are a spots of paint on it.
Whilst not completely finished, here are some progress photos of the entrance walkway/arbour that has been in progress for a few months.
Yesterday we added the final cross rail as well as the wire of the lower sections.
Here is a close-up of one of the mandevilla creepers that we planted. I hope that in time they will cover most of structure. We have planted 3 and need to buy one more.
The lawn has been dug up from beneath the walkway and will be paved. We also need to work our exactly what size and spacing we want for the slatted roof.