Thursday, 18 December 2014

Inside, Outside


Yesterday I showed photos from the outside of the conservatory, showing our posh new roof, today we are inside, and a good job too it's YUK out there.


It's all neatly plastered and almost ready for a couple coats of paint.  The decorator should be here later today.  Usually we paint everything ourselves but for the minimal extra cost involved this time we have the brother of our builder, who handily is a painter and decorator who will slosh around the white paint and do it for us as part of the renovation package price.


I spent most of yesterday scrubbing off bits of dried on plaster from the window ledges and skirting boards, and sweeping up and then mopping up all the plaster dust that had settled on the floor.


It's nice to see it looking clean at last.


Once everything is painted and I can have a final clear up I will have to start on the kitchen.  With the doorway opened up again everything is covered with a fine layer of plaster dust.  It will be a good excuse to empty all the shelves and re oil them and the worktops before putting everything back and decorating up a little bit for Christmas.

I'll be glad to see everything back in it's rightful place, as I think will the animals.  The dogs and Ginger have coped admirably with all the upheaval.  As long as they can find their food dishes, water bowl and a bed for the night it seems they are happy.


Advent Challenge - Day 18

A telephone answering machine, found lurking in the drawer.  Better for someone to be able to use it than for it to 'lurk' anymore.

Sue xx


12 comments:

  1. Looks great I bet you can't wait to start using it

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  2. Your builders have done a really terrific job, haven't they. You'll be lifting a glass at Christmas in here, such a grand view!

    I did enjoy your very interesting trip to Winchester, not been there since I was about 10!

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  3. Wow, looks great and the extra room will be a real boon. Talk about timing :-)! Know what you mean about the weather, we had such great luck until a few weeks ago but this past few weeks we have had so much rain. It's making up for the dry weather we had for so long. I find it very dark and depressing and am fed up of getting wet. On the plus side only a few days before the days begin to get longer.

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    1. There's no extra space and it will be used just as it was before for a while, until we can re-site the chest freezer into the new workshop (yet to do ... more building work).

      But it does look more like a proper room now rather than just an add on, and the best thing now is that it's insulated, waterproof and quiet :-)

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    2. That's it, maybe I should have said use able space. I know our conservatory doesn't get a lot of winter use which is a shame! Your builders look to have done a great job. Very brave to have building work at this time of year too!

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  4. oh my god! look how quickly it is changing!

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  5. I don't think it will be too dark once the paint is on. Is it warmer now?

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    1. Much warmer, thank goodness, it used to suck the warmth out of the kitchen, now it's all lovely and cosy.

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  6. That plaster dust gets everywhere. What a relief to get to the clean stage!

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    1. Almost at the clean stage, I had cleaned up but then the decorator sanded the ceiling!!

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  7. A telephone answering machine....now that's almost a relic, right? That plaster dust goes everywhere, but you will be happy to get everything cleaned up and back in place....and almost done!

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    1. Maybe I should have sent it to a museum ;-)

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