Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Our Carriage Arrives

On friday, we re-located my long awaited studio (bought way back in June) to our front yard. Here it is being loaded onto the super-tilt truck. Our son, David, is in this photo.

The carriage was located on a bush block on the other side of our town, about 10 or 15 minutes drive. Here it is on it's way over. The weather was a bit doubtful, but we decided to go ahead anyway. Showers were predicted.

The carriage had to be reversed into position. Had to dig out about five rose plants - just where the back wheels are now.

Also had to chop out a section of the hedge. Hopefully it won't take too long to grow back. It was now starting to rain.

Lining up the carriage and the tracks.

Here it is finally in it's new home. Next, we are building the platform and continuing the reno work. The carriage will be painted the original railway red colour. (Don't like the present colour - yuk!). On saturday, DH cleaned the outside of the carriage with his pressure cleaner - it looked much better. On sunday, we prepared the undercarriage, scraping off the rust and gunge, then David spray painted the metal bits with black killrust enamel.
The neighbors came over and had a celebratory champagne with us that afternoon. Just before tea, a big storm hit south-east Queensland. Our area was ok. The carriage was fine, and no leaks!
Sandi xx


Guðrún said...

Congratulations having your carriage at "home". Hopefully you will show us pictures of the inside when you have moved in with your sewing stuff :)

Jo in Tas said...

It looks right at home there! Can't wait to see it all decked out

On my Verandah.. said...

Your Carriage Looks Great Sandi...can't wait to see it Red..Enjoy the Reno.!!

Danielle said...

I'm so excited for you! It looks fantastic and will look even better when painted.

suz said...

Congrats! How exciting this is and what a wonderful idea. It's so nice when an old "building" gets a new life. Can't wait to see how you finish it!

drucillastitches said...

How fabulous to have your very own sewing studio! The carriage looks great, can't wait to see it when you get moved in!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Lucky you Sandi!! The carriage looks amazing and will be a fabulous studio! Can't wait to see the finished pictures.