I am really trying to not talk on here all the time about moving and house prices.
Oops – too late!
You try not to, but you do end up getting a little obsessed with it all, and it does kind of take over your lives. So I do apologise if I am being boring and repeating myself.
Although you could argue that being boring and repeating myself is my trademark niche in the blogging world haha!!!
Anyway, before we leave this house (which we have sold, but probably will not leave for a while as these things tend to take an age) I thought that I had better share some pictures of the rest of the work we have done.
Please forgive me for the quality of the photos. I had to use my crappy little bridge camera as Rob is out today and has taken his DSLR with him. So dark and grainy is what you are getting today. But not in all the before photos taken by Rob!!
Below is our upstairs landing and hallway. We painted it white, replaced the stair spindles, skirting boards, door frames, put new flooring down and carpeted it last year (around August/September or May time? I cannot remember?) and then finally started to hang some of our prints that had been patiently waiting to be hung for many years, in my much hoped for and planned stairway gallery.
We then decided to move and had to put a lid on the gallery, so that was the end of that!
Here are some photos of the upstairs landing and hallway when we were carrying out the work on it –
The good news was that the house still had its original 1950’s bannisters and spindles. The bad new was that there were a few missing and what remained were so damaged that they needed replacing. We used the nearest sized pieces of wood that we could find in the DIY stores (a few mm out from the originals – another reason why we replaced them all) and kept the original clean, simple look rather than use something more more Victorian-esq and ornate.
And we still need to give them another coat of gloss paint, but never mind that!
Right thats enough photos of the DIY. Im sure you can appreciate that it was a dusty, messy process that was expensive and took blooming ages (tell me – why are we moving and doing all this again?!!) Here are how things look right now, or at least on a grey January day through the lens of a crappy camera.
I think that I might get Rob to take some fresh photos for me and update this post at some point in the future, so do check back! But for now these will have to do. Sorry again about that.