Huston We Have Progress

Beloved & I only have a couple more days of annual leave left before real life resumes, Beloved has been hard at work on the ‘Master Bedroom’ renovations which are taking FOREVER as we either have the time and no money. …money and no time or … time , money and no inclination !!

This week he's been plastering the walk in wardrobe, he even managed to get a fair bit on the floor, himself and even the dog ..who was no where near him at the time !!
This week he’s been plastering the walk in wardrobe, he even managed to get a fair bit on the floor, himself and even the dog ..who was nowhere near him at the time !!

The painting has been done and the skirting boards fitted

Originally we were going to have all pine wood upstairs, but due to being able to work plenty of overtime shits at 'The Workplace' I decided to put the extra money into the renovation fund so we could have oak
Originally we were going to have all pine wood upstairs, but due to being able to work plenty of overtime shifts at ‘The Workplace’ I decided to put the extra money into the renovation fund so we could have oak

We discussed how we IΒ would like the dΓ©cor, I’m up for just the chimney breast wall to be papered the rest can be painted, I knew all along which paper I wanted, I just needed Beloved to share my vision ..so began ‘Operation Wear Beloved Down’ Β my cunning plan involved dragging Beloved to as many shops as possible, buying him lunch to muddy his memory a little then go in for the kill.

Ta dah my beautiful William Morris Brer Rabbit wall paper
Ta dah my beautiful William Morris Brer Rabbit wall paper ‘Operation Wear beloved Down’ was another success
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33 thoughts on “Huston We Have Progress

    1. I’ve been wishing for this wall paper since I first began the renovations which was many years ago now !!
      I can’t imagine what it will like to have a finished cottage …still the end is in sight now πŸ™‚

    1. The TV programs make it all look everything can be accomplished in double quick time, you and I know better don’t we !!!
      So alls not quite going to plan at yours ?? are you putting the fireplace back in or just building a train station and waiting for the tourist season to begin again 😦

  1. Wow!! Beautiful wallpaper Mrs. P!!! It’ll look stunning featured on the chimney breast.
    LOL Sounds like you have ”Wear Down Beloved Operations’ skilfully and finely tuned after your many years together…I bet you can even cut corners now, to make it a faster process πŸ˜€ To be fair though, Beloved got some of his favourite wood as skirting, which also looks great!! Carry on the good work, it’ll all be finished one day πŸ˜‰

    1. Beloved has commented that he will be varnishing over said wall paper to preserve it for prosperity !!
      Beloved is hanging the wardrobe door as I type, the rail fittings come next week, so it shouldn’t be too long before we can move back into the master bedroom…just in time for it to be cool enough to light the fire woo hoo

      1. Sounds like it was super expensive ..bet you might have had to porn the lump of coal..if Beloved needs to preserve it that much LOL πŸ˜€
        See there was a reason, why you haven’t finished before now in the Master….you were waiting for the right yearly temperatures !!

      2. It was super expensive !!! every overtime shift I put the money to one side, so it’s taken a lot of hard work to get this far, and of course because Beloved & I have done 95% of the renovations ourselves it saved the budget…would we do it all again ….HECK NO !!!

      3. There’s some real satisfaction to be had, and seeing something for your hard toil and money….every night!! -FOREVER entombed in varnish!
        It’s the way to go these days, if you are handy enough. Dearest and I are the same, just not the electrics and plumbing…other than those two, if we can’t do it it doesn’t happen!!

      4. LOL Goodness only knows where it will all lead to???? I’m still trying to get to grips in this time warp, as you know I cannot afford such delights of the wallpaper kind …instead I deftly stroll around our abode with pots of paint and landscape the walls LOL πŸ˜‰

  2. Look forward to more photos. Where have you put the oak? Remember, here in Australia, any building aged over about fifty is an antique! We Europeans, with our building habits, haven’t been here very long.

    1. Upstairs we have oak brace & ledge doors, architrave & skirting boards, the same downstairs but with the addition of oak floorboards, down stairs I don’t have carpet just scatter rugs so the wide boards are on show, because the windows have a deep recess they are lined with oak with matching cills, it sounds a lot but with the cottage being so old its quite in character, now you know why I work so much overtime to help towards the cost !!

  3. Found you again, Roma! Was just wondering how you were these days and what you were up to, so I went hunting.
    Loving the rabbits!! Sounds like the renovations are coming on brilliantly, too. I’ve yet to tackle my bedroom… ❀

    1. You disappeared from my news feed when my computer crashed a while ago, I figured you were too busy to blog, I’ve re followed you, off to read up on the posts from you I’ve missed πŸ™‚

  4. Love the wall paper. I remember when we were doing the bathroom up. It felt like it was taking forever. It took over a week. They had to level the room off. We have found out this house isn’t level. ha! Best of luck with getting them done. πŸ™‚

  5. Oh how I love William Morris designs, I bet Beloved secretly does too – how could you not? Perfect for a period property, too. I know what you mean about the time/money quandary. I suspect our sun room will be an ongoing saga for a while yet:)

  6. Such a beautiful vision coming to fruition. Beloved is certainly a skilled artisan in the necessary trades — well plastered. Love the wallpaper. Jo @ Let’s face the Music

      1. My father was a plasterer and I know (from trying to smooth out drywall seams) that it takes a great deal of finesse. I try to stick with the easy stuff. Jo

      2. In a previous life Beloved was a car body shop technician, so he probably had a head start on being able to see, feel, smooth the plaster out

  7. Go go Beloved! You’ll be relaxing in that beautiful room in no time. And that wallpaper could have been designed just for you… It’s perfect! Might make a good background for future knitted bunny photos too πŸ˜€

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