Blog? I write a blog? Oh yes…that. I remember now. The last few weeks have been hectic with one thing and another, work, weddings…blah blah blah. So, this weekend is the first in a while we’ve actually done anything on the house, here’s a bit of an update on where we are.
After a bit of a false start, the fireplace is fitted. We had to chip off some plaster to allow the mantel to sit flush with the wall, that has been done and we’ve replastered it back into place.
This is it many moons ago…
The floor is done (not that you can tell under all that dust) but we’ll give it a final coat of varnish once everything is out as its suffered a few knocks.
Windows are done, tomorrow work will start on their exterior renovation.
Other than decorating, the last job in the lounge is a coving repair, a small section was damaged when we stripped the wallpaper.
We’ve explored lots of different solutions, at one stage we were intending to have a replacement section machined from MDF but have found a source that will make the same thing in plaster for pretty much the same price. We gave the supplier a small section of the original coving and we now have 2 meters ready to be collected which will be fitted next weekend…in the meantime, we’ve chipped off more of the old coving to allow us to replace the full run, so there’s now a big old hole in the wall and a section of Victorian gas light piping waiting to be taken down.
The library has been a store room for the last six months or so, but we’ve now dispersed the crap into other rooms to free it up for plastering. The ceiling has been filled and sanded ready for about a million coats of paint.
We have the same issue with the coving in here, it’s a different style of coving, just to complicate matters. We need to start making design decisions in here…
We’ve completed the paint snagging today, we need to finish chairs next weekend, hang pictures and seal the windows, then we’re done!
So that’s what we’ve been up to for the last few weeks…basically not that much. Oops.
Wow, you need a break! Love your fireplace! “Dispersed the crap to other rooms” … yeah, I get that. You are making impressive progress. It’s such a big job!
There’s an awful lot of crap to disperse!
Hey, how adventurous are you feeling for your next room? I stumbled upon this blog, also in South Philly: http://madisonsquarehome.com/2015/02/02/meeting-up-in-the-corner/
Blurgh!! I love a new blog to read? Thanks!