Want to see the money pit?
It's utter chaos at the moment. Rewiring has been done (but not finished), damp proof course has been put in (but not replastered), half the wallpaper has been stripped and the heating blokes are there today to fit a shiny new boiler, take away the ancient old hot water system and put in a nice new fire.
I'm obviously getting workmen in to do all the stuff I'm not capable of but I can do the basics of decorating myself. No point paying a man to come in and strip wallpaper, is there? I'm kinda enjoying the wallpaper removal process (the steamer is my new best friend), which is a good job because holy crap, it's taking a long time. Thick anaglypta everywhere and not just one layer but loads of it. Plus lining paper. It's all an absolute bitch to get off.
The previous owners clearly loved covering things up. You should have seen how much manky 50s lino was underneath all the carpets!
It's not all doom and gloom though. Wanna see the bannisters we discovered once we'd ripped off a load of horrible old chipboard?
And what I think might well prove to be an epic shoe cupboard?
And the amazing kitchen unit I liberated from work?
And my utterly kitsch bathroom?
Without fail, every single person that's seen it has said "When are you going to replace that then?" I'm not. I'll redo the wallpaper section but green bath and loo? Hell yeah!
It might be chaos at the moment but it's not all bad. I'll get there. I will make it pretty.
Won't be long till I can cast the steamer aside and start picking pretty wallpaper instead!