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doing up a house, bit by bit

 

a little help January 19, 2009

Filed under: main bedroom — dom @ 10:38 am

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We had some timeout over the Christmas break and so decided to put it to good use. On boxing day we enlisted the help of our 5 year old nephew in getting the bedroom painted.

He did amazingly well with the edging of the woodwork and seemed to enjoy the rollering as well. Unfortunately the concept of wet painted walls didn’t seem to stick in his mind, only his clothes. I kept finding him leaning against a wall. By the end of the day he appeared to be covered in more paint than the room. Water based paints are a blessing.

 
 

rough and the smooth November 22, 2008

Filed under: main bedroom — dom @ 2:50 am

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The main bedroom’s ceiling is bowed and glossy and just wrong.

Now that the room is totally clear (only 14 months after moving in!) we’re ready to sort it out. We’ve got another plasterer in today - and he seems to know what he’s doing. He’s nailed back the plasterboard, and is going to reskim the lot. Should be done within the day, apparently.

 
 

deborah August 7, 2008

Filed under: main bedroom — dom @ 1:19 am

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Sodding woodchip. It’s now clear to me why it had three layers of paint over it. In the Darwinian world of home improvements, woodchip has decided that fitness needn’t come from desirability, but from resistance to death. It sticks to the walls with such ferocity, depositing the tiny wood chips (I never realised it actually was chips of wood) firmly onto the wall when any attempt is made to remove it. Leaving a gloopy glue in patches elsewhere. This is why people paint over it.

Well, we’re killing the woodchip. The main bedroom has pink walls (to match the now dead pink wardrobes. Which ‘match’ the delightful pink carpet and curtains). Stripping this back was like a really rubbish journey through time. Under the pink was a 1997 yellow, beneath that, 1984 lilac, followed by 1973 sky blue. The latter paints were clearly made with some alien technology, impervious to steam or scraper.

Just around the window to do now. Fiddly bits of evil woodchip. Everywhere.

 
 

smash. destroy March 24, 2008

Filed under: main bedroom — dom @ 12:54 am

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Our front bedroom has acted as a dumping ground for boxes, bedding, nostalge, books and lego since we moved in. This was disguised by some enormous flesh-coloured wardrobes that span the entirety of the longer wall’s length and height. These salmon beaded monsters covered the chimney breast of the room and introduced an unusual 3ft squared void.

So, in keeping with what we’ve done elsewhere, we ripped the bugger out.

Now the mess has no disguise. It’s just mess.