Wednesday, December 03, 2008
The ceiling is down. It was a great surprise to everyone that the ceiling was lathe and plaster as the cracks in the ceiling were in straight lines and had a very smooth finish so we all assumed that it was plaster board. Ah well at least we have enough kindling to keep up going for many winters to come! The builders are so tidy and methodical and most of the work so far has been done by a Polish man called Vortek who is very very tall and smiley. I hope he is still smiling by the end of today after he has removed several thousand nails from the beams!
The fireplace is very dominant in the room and it is not an original feature. It was put in by the last occupants who proudly showed me their scrapbook detailing the building of it step-by-step. All I could think was 'I wish you hadn't'. The pointing and workmanship is very bad when you get up close so, believe me, it will look far better covered up.
Great news though. After stripping the walls of the anaglypta we found a lovely pale dusky pink underneath. It looks great. I showed Paul and said that we should paint the room the same colour once it is finished and he has agreed, hurrah! Pin It