For KSEL, these last few months have been extremely fulfilling for the company and for the carriage.
Within the last few months, KSEL’s team have successfully been able to:
- make a patio for the front of the carriage
- paint the exterior to a colour we have finally all agreed on as a team
- start work on the guard’s half of the carriage!
Initially, within the last few months, KSEL have been able to produce a patio for the surrounding carriage at the front. Now, although this doesn’t pose much interest to the readers interested in the carriage renovation, it does make the carriage appear as more of a feature to the garden. With future hopes to make the carriage into an office (in the guards area) and summer house (for the passenger area), the added patio provides a foreground to the already stunning looking carriage (even if we do say so ourselves!).
More recently however, and the team have FINALLY come round to painting the carriage a colour that we all agree on! The team thought about the green colour which was already there but decided in fact that it was not very apt for the carriage and made it almost blend in with the surroundings a little too much. Instead, we decided on a mahogany brown colour which we think makes the carriage look much more bold against the trees behind it, and, would simulate the carriage’s original colour a little more. (Once the guards side of the carriage is done, we will also paint that brown, don’t worry, the green isn’t staying for long!).
Within the previous couple of months, KSEL started at a real low for the renovation for the carriage. Whilst all of our time has so far been spent on renovating the passenger side of the carriage, (and making the passenger side of the carriage look stunning!) we have somewhat neglected the guards half. And, whilst the passenger side is now almost complete, it has become apparent to the company that the more we’ve worked on the passenger side, the more the guards side of the carriage is diminishing.
KSEL didn’t notice just how bad it had got until, one morning, after coming back from holiday we noticed that the ducket on the guards side of the carriage had completely fallen off the side.
As this was an original feature of the carriage, and something that the team considered to be one of the best and most quirky features, it was a massive shame for the company to lose it. Because the ducket has fallen now, the guards half of the carriage has all sunken and fallen into itself and is looking very sad.
So, being highly skilled engineers, we decided the best thing to do would be to…. hire a professional to do the job for us!
Thankfully for KSEL, our tried and tested carpenter acted as our savour in starting to fix the ducket! Tirelessly the carpenter has been working to restore the very sunken and old looking carriage to, once again, give her the face lift she deserves (literally!).
Thanks to our carpenter for working flat out this month, we can safely say that a new and improved ducket is finally looking better and will be as good, if not better than the old one! More will be shown in the next blog.
And, with thanks to the carpenter, the front of the carriage has been able to stand up a little more, sag a little less, and wobble a little less also – its almost as if the carriage has had her hip replaced!
We hope in the future that we have learned our lesson about neglecting different parts of the carriage and can now, instead, focus on conserving the entire carriage together as a whole.