The Hall

my favourite thing in the 'before' hall, he's camping in the kitchen for the momen
my favourite thing in the ‘before’ hall, he’s camping in the kitchen for the moment

As you know, I have agonised about the hall and what to do with the floor there for some time.  My parents went to a lot of trouble to get the hall carpet laid flat and true and put plywood under the underlay to make it as perfect as possible.  Trouble was, although it was very good quality carpet that had been laid to perfection, it was just not my thing, peach never has been, sure you could call it coral or something but all I see is peach.  Peach has been on my ‘no way never, ever’ colour  list since someone of my acquaintances had the misfortune to have a full on peach bathroom, from shower curtain with frills to the toilet paper and everything else too, there was probably peach scented spray in there, undoubtably  from Marks and Spencer.  The person in question did not inherit this, they chose it, no idea why.

Back to the hall, it is now white, the colour of the floor has been chosen and I will show you the final result soon, it has not even been finished yet! By the time a little girl I know is hosting her birthday party here, on Saturday, it will be all new and shiny for little feet to tramp across on the way to the fun.  Can’t wait!

Here are the before and half way shots for you, I wish I had taken the carpet out and lived with the plywood, really, it is so much better than the peach.

the day the carpet went, before the deed was done
the day the carpet went, before the deed was done, the clock was my Grandfather’s, they kept it in their box room, on its back, for about 40 years, not sure why. my sister and I used to wonder what it was all covered up in an old sheet
half way through the carpet removal, I smiled the whole time  I did this job, I have waited SO long for this was my thought.
half way through the carpet removal, I smiled the whole time I did this job, “I have waited SO long for this”, was ringing round my head

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after the peach had gone, looks so much better already, the walls are white too
after the peach had gone and the painting had been started, looks so much better already, doesn’t it? the light’s poor, not much daylight round these parts at the moment

I am looking forward to sharing the photos of the floor with you, more than that, I am looking forward to a ‘peach free’ home, wonder if it will ever become the thing again? Not here, no way!

Day Seventy-Two

Not a lot happening here on the regeneration today, the painter has done all he can before we move furniture upstairs – he’s doing the last coat once everything is up there, only problem is the back bedroom needs to finish being painted (by us).  I’ll be up there tomorrow trying hard to finish the walls.

Other Stuff

This splendid wall light was made by F today at school. I think it’s amazing, can you guess the theme, your clue is Glasgow.

Finlay's wall lamp
Finlay’s wall lamp

Got these beauties today hoping that they might grow so late since spring is eluding us this year.  I have chosen where they are going, near the summer house, just need to put them in.

love a bargain, love peonies too.
love a bargain, love peonies too.

I’ll be sure to show you them when (if) they come through.  Rain is pelting down out there so no planting today.