Saturday, 12 March 2016

New Ceiling

Progress in the bedroom has been a bit slow as we had issues with the ceiling, trips to Niort, lovely meals out and other bits and bobs. We took down the old dark ceiling and after I’d spent 2 days priming the wood, we decided not to reuse it because moving the walls gave us lots of odd lengths. So when we started to put them back up again, it looked like a patchwork quilt which we didn’t like. After a chat we decided to buy new wood, the correct length, but there were only a few pieces in stock, so we are having to wait for the next delivery but we did put up what we’d bought. In the meantime Roger’s got one door in, more plasterboard has been bought for the en-suite and new cupboard, beams have been sanded and that’s where it’s stopped. So, with a lull in the weather we decided to get out into the garden, giving our lawn it’s first cut of the year, planted some shrubs and bulbs and had a general tidy. Having a wander round things are started to bud and blossom, the cherry trees, raspberry canes and the apple trees all have leaves. Roll on our new fruit.

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Taking down the ceiling.

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Removing the insulation.

Bed 1 1

Insulation back in and new ceiling started.

Bed 1 1

Sanding more beams.

Bed 1 2

One door in, trim needed.

Touch of Spring

Touch of Spring.

8 comments:

  1. A good decision, I think, especially if it gives you the finish you want and is easier to do. I'm sure your garden will be as bountiful as last year, and the new kitchen make processing the fruit and veg a delight! The fig chutney you gave us was delicious. xx

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    1. Glad you love the chutney, we've made a plum one too which is just as delicious x

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  2. Hope to see the progress made, when we visit. You have both worked so hard. Xx

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    1. We hope to be back in the room by then, might not be finished but nearly there x

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  3. Looking good and it is going to be so much lighter when you have finished. We have no leaves on our fruit trees yet so you must be warmer than us. Looking forward to catching up. Take care Diane xox

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    1. We are amazed how quickly things have started to grow. The BlackBerry bushes, peach and apple trees all have buds on them x

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  4. Good progress! We have just finished sanding the last of our beams downstairs, thank goodness. The dust! crikey but there is a lot of it when that work is being done!

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    1. We still have the beams on the landing and in one bedroom to sand. Not looking forward to sanding the landing as its enevitably going to make its way downstairs. We're going to try and block it off as best as possible to keep the dust confined upstairs x

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