Thursday, March 22, 2007

Bedroom ceiling

At last work has been done on out bedroom ceiling that was falling down!

Here it is before the work.

then the battons went up to hold the new ceiling in place

You can see how bowed it is by the packing out they had to do at the edge.

Then new walls and ceiling were plaster boarded and skimmed.

So everything looks nice and smooth no, but we've lost our coving :(

But Paul the plasterer knew a man who still made it in the traditional way from original patterns, so we got him on the case.

Ta dahh here is the ceiling done but not painted yet :)

We are super chuffed with it, and it'll look even better when I've painted it!

Also I've nearly finished stripping the Art Nouveau Fireplace.

Updates when I'm out of DIY hospital :)

Friday, March 02, 2007

kitchen and kittens

hi Anne, Steve, Josh and Rachel :)
here are the latest pics from Manchester.

the Kitchen!!!!!!!
well here is the new ceiling

and we have new double glazing round the back door. the other windows are going to be put in nest week :)
The Smeg Dishwasher is in the dinningroom and will be for a while......

and the we have the floor and wall tiles all ready for Harry to fit, we will buy the units when he's ready :)

The Bedroom :(
oh dear what a state, this is the ceiling that no-one will deal with!,but while we are waiting we've taken off the woodchip, and i'll clean up the fireplace.

so that's where we are up to !

bye for now :)
aunty Matt & Uncle Lou