03 August 2010

Progress

It's been a while since I posted. I could say that I have been busy redecorating my new flat, unpacking etc.etc. but that would be untrue! I've been "camping out" in my new flat whilst the rewiring gets done - not a lot of point in unpacking, painting etc when the floorboards are up and the walls being drilled.

But the electrician is making progress. He has struggled with inch think Victorian floorboards.....he says he hasn't seen such well laid floorboards in a long time....but now I have new plug sockets and cables leading to the fuse box in all rooms except the kitchen.....the kitchen has to wait on the fireplace being removed and the radiator shifted....but tonight progress was made on the fireplace - 4 friends, a sledge hammer and some large plastic buckets and the fireplace is gone.....

Before:


During:

After:



And yes I am still wearing my work clothes - got to look good during all this!

The paper stuffed up the chimney shows it was boarded up in 1971 - almost 30 years ago (update: obviously I can't count - nearly 40 years!!!)

8 comments:

Dorit said...

happy redecorating! :)

Arctic Mum: said...

I could kill for those floor boards, seriously. Looks like a lot of fun, I almost feel like renovating myself. We're in the middle of finding a house so that may even happen.

Anonymous said...

1971-2010 is 39 years Diane, not 29!

Thimbleanna said...

Ha -- you look so cute with that fireplace soot (my gosh, that word looks funny -- I had to look it up to be sure it was spelled correctly LOL) on your face. Looks like you're having lots of fun!

Fei An said...

Dear Di, congratulations with your new flat, happy for you!!! Be patient with the decoration, it takes time ...
I have got your mail, thank you so much, dear Di. I will try to make some felt next week :) Can you tell me the total cost and your bank account no., I wish I can transfer the money to you as soon as possible. Thanks again, I really appreciate it:)

Ravenhill said...

You look wonderful while sledgehammering your place! :D I love the shots and think it all marvelous. It is going to be most exciting to see what you do!
Best of luck in the big job!

Kate said...

How exciting and how much fun making a place your own!

Bethany Hissong said...

That is a priceless photo!! I'm laughing~ ;) You are going to be a renovation pro after this!!