Loungeroom revamp begins.

We have decided that due to the trouble we are having finding someone to re-block the house that we will commence some decorating and go back and repair once stumps have been fixed. Not ideal we know, but we could be waiting for ever at this rate. There is so much preparation work to be done that it will take a bit of time to complete. Tasks we envisage that need to happen are:

Removing all (well as much as we can) flaking paint

Just a bit of scraping to do!
Then we proceed to the next wall.

All surfaces of walls and ceilings will need to be washed, re-scraped for any more loose paint sealed with a good quality sealer, filled, then seal over that.

Then the hardest part of all, deciding on paint colours and what type of paint to use. Do we go for a less chemically structured paint or a stock standard main stream brand? How do we deal with the timber trim and dado panelling (eventually we may replace the dado with pressed tin/steel) but that can be on the redo list once a few other things are in control. I feel it would be a shame to cover up the beautiful original cedar skirtings, so a delicate balance is needed to both bring light into the room and look good without making the many different components of the room look too busy.

Fireplace- We removed an old gas space heater from the fireplace in the lounge and plan to bring some character back to this. This is one of the few places where modernisation has been attempted, unfortunately covering beautiful old curved edge bricks with everyday bricks painted white is not that effective although probably practical!

One of the first things I bought in readiness for our work is a small mobile scaffolding unit. The idea of up and down the ladder with ceilings so high and imagining how sore the neck would be after painting the ceilings seemed like a good investment. It had its first run through today and passed with flying colours!

Scaffolding put to good use at last!




One Reply to “Loungeroom revamp begins.”

  1. We are planning on using low-chemical paints where possible – have you thought about wallpaper? There are some lovely old fashioned silk ones. I searched for some a while ago but can’t remember where the information is! Did you contact Tim for reblocking? Love the scaffolding unit!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

The Urban Nanna

Traditional Methods Made Modern

Bread Simple.

Bread Baking in the Home Kitchen

Crickey.......we're in Africa!

An African Overland Trip

Tropical Bliss - Far North Queensland

Food - Forests - Fun - Fallacies

Bread Journey

finding the perfect loaf in my kitchen

rise of the sourdough preacher

Of homemade bread, food and other recipes / Una storia di pane fatto in casa, cibo ed altre ricette

Please Pass the Recipe

sharing recipes from one generation to the next

Phil's Home Kitchen

Delicious recipes from a Home Cook (incorporating Baking Fanatic)

Zero-Waste Chef

Less waste, more creativity, tastier food


Twickenham, 26 to 28 August 2016

Mrs. Twinkle

My Wonderful Little World

Ottoman Cuisine

Culinary Dreamworld of a 700-year-old Culture

Lavender and Lime

♥ a food, travel and lifestyle blog ♥

Frog Pond Farm

Julie's garden ramblings ...

Spice and more

SPICE AND MORE....Of all the foods I crave, something hot/spicy is the taste I can least live without. Then ofcourse there is freshly baked cake, dark chocolate, good coffee, and more, much more....

Weathering The Journey

“The journey is the reward.” - Chinese proverb

%d bloggers like this: