Tuesday, December 02, 2008
No not Christmas decorations. This time last year we were all decorated ready for Christmas because we did the shoot for 25 Beautiful Homes. The photos above are from the shoot and are the ones they didn't use.
This year is a different story. We have stripped the living room completely ready for it to be redecorated before Christmas! Madness, I know, and not my idea or choice but I'm not in charge. I am told that it is good to have a deadline and that as Christmas is immovable the decorating will just have to be done. It had better had be I can tell you!
It is not just a matter of stripping the walls and repainting, oh no. Before it gets repainted, the wonderful anaglypta wallpaper is to be stripped, the concrete skirting boards are to be replaced with wooden ones, the picture rails are to be replaced, the monstrous stone fireplace is to be covered up and painted, radiators have to be replaced and moved to different locations, also the ceiling is to come down so that we can check the beams. Our beautiful and very heavy bath is directly above one of our sofas in the middle of the room and there are some ominous cracks spreading from that area. I lie awake at night sometimes worrying that the bath will come through the ceiling and squash one of my children. I am so glad that it is being done but the timing could have been better. I intend to take a daily photograph to show you and to remind myself of the progress. Here's the first few.
The room is right in the middle of the house and all rooms come off of it so we will have to go round the back and in different doors to get to the other end of the house or upstairs, what fun. Anyway, come back soon and watch this space.
Don't forget to add your name to the Christmas giveaway if you haven't already. I am now drawing the name out on Saturday 6th as I am away on the Friday, so it gives you one extra day. Pin It