The Bazaar is Open for Business!

Old Hat Bazaar (or just ‘the Bazaar’ as it is rapidly becoming known), is open for business.

It’s taken a long time and a ridiculous of amount of hard work, stress-filled days and sleepless nights to get to this point. There were a couple of points where we almost gave up but we are lucky to have been supported by a fantastic team of family and friends who had every confidence in our ability to create something special.

It’s a work in progress. If I’m honest, it will probably never be finished. Always something to refresh, improve and totally change. But we wouldn’t have it any other way. We’d get bored!

Once the workshop is finished we’ll be able to add the fixtures and fittings and then relaunch our painting workshops. As I write, Damian is working on the wall of the workshop. Our lovely (and long-suffering) carpenter, Tony, created the sturdy stud wall and carefully installed the reclaimed sash windows that we rescued from an impending trip to the tip. I changed my mind several times about how to face the wall but finally settled on the reclaimed timber boards. They’re rough and ready – and I love them! Obviously we’ve left the really awkward bit ‘til last; I haven’t quite worked out how to fit them around the lovely top curve of the windows yet…

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