Thanks for the supportive comments on my last post. I survived the rest of the week by keeping my head down, working through some of my lunch times and not bringing any work home 😊 So I'm feeling less scunnered now especially as I've started my next big DIY project!
OH decided the next house project should be the dining hall, stairs and upstairs landing. I wanted to do the downstairs bedroom as it would be a smaller (and cheaper) project. But heyho, I'm not turning down his help. He started by removing the bulky alarm box that sat on the meter cupboard and making the wiring safe.
We then took all the carpet off the open tread stairs (typical 60s design feature in Wimpy houses!) but have left the half landing carpet for now.
Originally there wouldn't have been carpet on the stairs and all the woodwork is a lovely(!) orange woodstain!!! 🍊
OH filled in all the holes left by the carpet staples and I stripped the wallpaper off the walls.
Luckily the paper came off cleanly without any damage and no gluey residue so it looks like I can simply paint the wall after a light sanding. Woohoo!
You can see the wall colour a bit more clearly in these photos of the upstairs landing. Everything is yellow.
Yellow walls and orange woodwork!!! The plan is everything will be white. The stair treads, the woodwork and the walls all white and the carpet a sort of beige neutral. I've already ordered some specialist floorboard paint for the treads (£29.99 for 2.5 litres) but already have lots of white paint suitable for the walls and woodwork so will start by using up what I have. The biggest expense will be the carpet.
I'm aiming to have it finished by Easter! Although I do have some other small projects on the go as well 😉 Today I was painting some old photo frames and once my sewing machine finally comes back from servicing I've got some cushions to make and curtains to finish.
In other news (also making me feel less scunnered) I've lost 0.5kg/1lb this week simply by not eating the cakes in the staff room!! 🍰