17th June 2018 – The back accommodation got a second coat of paint. It is looking clean again.
3rd June 2018 – Starting to feel a bit better. My father continued sanding the old paint on the outside, while I worked in the Library building a support for the models for the next exhibition in September.
20th May 2018 – A busy day! My father continued painting the den of the ship, while my mother varnished the old cabin in the hold. I finished some more exposition tables and built seven IKEA cupboards. The ship models are now stored away while I do the last conversion in the Library Room. There will be a permanent exposition on Belgian maritime heritage.
The LED spot lights are also mounted. Nearly there!
19th May 2018 – The first part of the den was painted with a red primer. I continued building tables for the exposition and cleaned the hold.
16th May 2018 – Just went shopping to Ikea. It is the quickest way to get light fittings, bulbs and cheap furniture to put behind the desks. If I have to make these storage units by myself, it would cost me at least triple the price in materials….
15th May 2018 – The kitchen and bedroom on the old accommodation are nearly finished. I want it to look as traditional as possible with the right decoration and furniture. It took me some time, but it starts to look good!
Later that evening, I rebuilt the fake den for the old hatches. It was moved several times and got damaged.
12th May 2018 – Most of the wood in the hold is now painted. While my parents did the last wall, I continued building the kitchen in the old cabin. Even a fake kitchen takes it time to be built.