Why, I said to himself, has it taken us so long to get around to painting this room? It has been five long years.
Then I remembered. We’ve done a lot. First there was the ceiling/upstairs floor that had to come out due to the death watch beetle eating the joists.. we replaced that. And whilst we were at it, the room was rewired, so we had more than the one plug we started with.
Next we took out the hideous fake fire surround and hearth and installed a new hearth using reclaimed granite, and a woodburner went it.
And then we started to take the wall paper and found a distinct lack of wall behind, worrying as it was a supporting wal. Sooo a new wall went in, and was plastered.
Then we repointed and plastered all the many holes and cracks and frankly missing bits of wall. And moved the radiator.
Interupted all the time by the work we do outside, which takes up most of our time, aside from work and home ed.
Then finally, this year, we applied paint. Special breathable will go on all materials from masonary to wood expensive clay paint.
And tada! Sooo that’s why it took us so long.
And yes, its a shade of white, and plain. And we love the plainness of it – compared to the grottiness of before.
The pictures will go up, but now we have the Christmas trees and lights up, and its enough for us to enjoy the one room of the house that is truly finished and snug and warm.