Wow, lots has been going on recently and the house is starting to change. Firstly, the wood work outside has now all been painted and the windows are done. The scaffolding is still up so it is hard to see the full impact but they look great. The two decorators we found (The Boyfriend seemed to meet 100s before he was happy to use anyone) have been fantastic and so we’ll definitely use them again.
I’m quickly forgetting just how scruffy it all was so I’m glad I’m documenting it all with the photos. This is what the barge boards and wood work looked like:
Due to the condition of some of the wood we had to get the carpenter to replace some of the barge boards:
It was exciting coming home and turning the corner as it was being prepared:
and this is what it looks like now:
The outside of all of the windows have also been finished and so we have gone from this:
and finally to this:
All in all we’re really pleased – it may have taken us nearly a year but we’re getting there. We now just need to get another skip for all the rubbish that the clean-up operation has left us: