A new year and we’re back on track with the house. Starting with a big plastering project.
We’ve decided to get the front hall and the top three floors of stairs done. Some sections need to be totally replaced as the plaster is shot, some bits are full of holes and some sections just need simple skimming to touch up what is already there.
But to be ready for the plasterer we had to get all the wallpaper stripped so it was easy for him to start work.
Holes roughly filled.
Some places are quite hard to reach…
Unfortunately we didn’t leave enough time and some late night work was required.
In the front hall the arch has been sadly ruined. We need to look for some corbels to fit beneath this which are as in keeping as we can mange to give this a bit of detail and interest back.
And so we’re all set and work started today. Once done we’re onto choosing a colour scheme. We’re hoping that tidying the hall and stairs up will make the house look less like a building site and more like a home that needs a bit of work. It’s a subtle but important difference…
Next up a selection of scrapbook shots, images I have collected. In some cases I want to keep them as reminders for the house and some I just like.
In no particular order.
A lampshade made out of a bucket.
A chair with cutlery printed onto it.
A matching row of lights (I’ve always wanted this for the kitchen).
Some great floor tiles.
Plants growing in old tins.
And finally a kitchen display in Anthropologie.