'Just rip the carpet up, get the big ladder, sand down all the woodwork, prime & paint it, then put 3 coats of undercoat on the walls & then 2 coats of top coat. I'll come in later with the plasterboard & drop the ceiling like I did with the guest room.' MOTH said to me yesterday. Then he added 'Of course I'll be finishing off the bathroom, so I can't help you, you're on your own here Mills.'
Here's the offending item that kick-started the whole catastrophe.
And here's what the room looked like yesterday complete with frost on the window. NB this was taken with the flash. And yes that is the original 1972 light fitting.
This however dear Hedgies is what it actually looks like untouched by fake camera flash light - no wonder it's referred to presently as the Bat Cave. The chest of drawers is the one the boys had when they were little & is about to receive a Millie make-over.
The original small built-in wardrobe, which I'll sand & paint. The identical, larger one in the guest room actually came up a treat, so this one will receive the same treatment.
Here's what the room looked like on the Realtor's Open House Sheet, with the previous Owner's stuff. Very similar to the guest room but MUCH SMALLER. At only 2.7m.x4.3m. not much larger than a prison cell really.
This is it's older sibling, the guest room further along the hallway. Many of you will remember it from earlier posts.
And of course, here how it looks today. I think I'll use the same colours & window coverings for continuity along the front of the house, (as long as the fabrics haven't been discontinued!). As for what the room will become, I'm not too sure yet, but give me time & I'll get it sorted. Now hand me the sander & the phone. I'll need an urgent appointment at the Beauty Salon for a manicure after that miserable chore's completed - on MOTH of course!
Image: Rick Lew
Image: Rick Lew