Just in case we didn’t have enough dust in our house, what with the back of the kitchen being knocked down, extended and rebuilt. Oh no, this was not enough. If Joe and I are going to live in a building site, we are going to go the whole hog baby!
(Also, Joe got bored one day after work.)
For some time now, our hallway has needed…how do I put it? Improving? Replacing? Generally eradicating and substituting for a swanky newer shinier version? Take your pick.
I can, in fact, sum up the history of this room since moving in, a little like this:
Move in. Rip down minging stained wallpaper held onto the ceiling with Sellotape. Some of the plaster starts to come off. Installation of central heating leaves exposed brick areas in the walls. Joe accidentally smashes hole in the wall during bathroom renovation. We try to make “conrete-chic” happen. House guests see through the plan and recognise we just have holes in the wall and live like hobos. Plaster continues to trickle off the walls every time we come in the front door. Joe gets fed up and takes action. Cue Action Man theme tune…
I know, cool story right? You can even see the holes in the wall here, although they’ve since been patched up – at the time they were created during the bathroom renovation we had to cover the hole up if you wanted any privacy whilst on the loo…
Getting pretty fed up of the hallway raining plaster every few days, Joe took matters into his own hands and decided to rip the lot down. After all, we have the skip readily available on the driveway thanks to the construction to the kitchen.
He did such a great job, especially as it’s such messy work. In all honesty, I bet it was a ton of fun and I’m gutted I missed it, as I was at work. Booo!
It’s funny, I came home and Joe was completely white with dust but with such a proud smile on his face. This isn’t an uncommon site as he’s prone to doing a bit of mucky DIY in the few hours before I come home. This time though, I walked straight past the hard graft he’d done like the terrible terrible wife I am, in search of what he’d accomplished. Oops, it was right there! In fact, I’m not sure whether this is a representation of how poor my eyesight is, or just how much of a cracking job Joe did of clearing up after himself!
Anyway, enough of me rambling on as per usual. Here is what it now looks like. We are expecting to get the room re-plastered later on in the year. One more step towards decorating. Yippee!