Been hard at work in a bathroom last week. Not had any time to update- sat down on Sunday and worked out that Mon to Sat I worked 54 hours: no wonder I was knackered by the weekend!! Only about 2 1/2 days of that was in the bathroom, I hasten to add!!
Step 1: wallpaper stripping... only bathroom wallpaper is steam proof, so steaming it off doesn't work. Out with the fingernails, then!
Varying stages of paper peeling.
Sorry, can't work out how to put them side by side (!)
Isn't it funny how ceilings look white until you paint them clean white?!
Wallpaper on left wall and behind loo and sink,
an extra row of tiles above the bath, carried on around the sink and to the right of the sink,
lining paper on the other walls
and 2 coats of paint later,
... et voila!!
Once again the client has come up trumps, this time with the gorgeous tile effect wallpaper which adds a real sense of drama to the bathroom.
And to start the week was the satisfaction of nicely whitewashing a wall!! (well, white masonry paint, not quite the same as whitewash, but same effect!!)
Been busy working last week again. Thursday stripping wallpaper from a bathroom- hmm, standard way of stripping wallpaper is a steam stripper. The only problem is that bathroom wallpaper is steam proof! Out with the fingernails, then! Lovely.
I'll be back this Thurs to fill the worst imperfections, paint the ceiling and paper all of the walls. Lovely mosaic tile effect thick bathroom wallpaper for the worst wall should disguise all of the lumps and bumps. Paintable paper on the other walls, and hey presto, lovely bathroom!
The bathroom was followed by more painting on Friday and Saturday, including an interior garage wall, stone windowsills, and a drainpipe. An iron drainpipe. The one that the wastes from the bathrooms feed into, including the bathroom in the loft room. Crikey was that high!! Not to worry, though, I was wearing my lovely red hard hat with chinstrap, prompting a "you look like Bob the Builder"!!
Day out on Sunday, to Devizes- we had a look around the canal museum, well worth a few quid! And then a lovely walk along the canal,with an ice cream(!!) Yummy, but blimey was it cold! It seemed like a good idea until we got outside. Warmed up in the car on the way to Caen Hill to look at the flight of sixteen locks on the canal which are all in a row up the hillside (1 in 44 gradient, amazing). Bacon butty for lunch, then off to see if we could see one of the white horses cut in the hillsides around there. Found one, missed 2 others we were on the lookout for, though. Should have researched exactly which bit of road you can see each of them from!
Back to the grindstone, more advertising, more poster posting and the like. 1000 more business cards arrived this morning, so have to find some people to give those to!