At long last we have started to redecorate the living room. First up: get rid of the textured ceiling and have it painted! They wrapped the room in plastic, even over the doorways. They cut a slit in the plastic and we had to fight our through to get to the next room. The plastic will stay up for only a few days I hope.
I shall bravely post some ‘Before’ pictures as well, to show how badly this work was needed. The house where we live is the one I was brought up in; I have lived here my whole life except for the 10 years between when I was 20 and 30. We bought the house off Dad when he remarried after my Mum died, and we did some work on it a few years later, but nothing since about 1987!
It was originally a tiny 2-bedroom cottage, then Mum and Dad built a self-contained flat on the side for my Grandparents. A few years after we bought the house from Dad, we joined the house and flat and made it a fairly big house. Our kitchen was the original one from Gran and Grandad’s flat until we renovated it 2 years ago (you can see pictures of that in my Flickr album), and we knocked down the wall between the flat’s living room and bedroom to make our living room. I am finding it very very exciting to think about having a modern living room at last!
Where we spend our evenings, my husband watching tv and I listening to it while doing my embroidery.