By theresa, May 16 2014 05:00AM
When we first moved here out of London to be nearer family, and to fulfil our idyll, we wanted to see if it would work before thinking about buying anything. After all, we had both been away in a city for a long very long time. So we rented.
The trouble with a rental is that you are unable to do anything to the property. By the time we were fortunate enough to consider buying the home we had been renting, we had become inured to the things we would have never have dreamed of living with, allied to the distraction and cost of four children.
Lighting is very expensive.
In my mind these two particular lights in the hall were already painted, and I had stopped ‘seeing’ them. Then a combination of a chat with someone who reignited my love for things that look ‘aged’ and a bit of renewed vigour spurned me on; and now they are done.