I could have stuck to plain and simple for the conservatory/garden room, but I know how much you both like the 1980's Laura Ashley look.
My sewing machine is still glowing red hot from all that fabric work.
Simple blue and white - you did say to keep it plain and simple?
I won't spoil things by showing you the other rooms, I'll leave them to your imaginations until you walk through the door and see them for yourselves.
Just teasing, of course. We have kept it all fresh and simple - a blank canvas waiting for the pair of you to make it home and furnish it to your own tastes.
In reality, I spent much of yesterday perched on this
A platform constructed from the very wide old floorboards and string...
It was the only way I could reach this:
The top corner of the front landing ceiling. So much of the history of the cottage is revealed here, it shows how the height of the front extension was raised by a couple of feet, blocked doorways and so on. It is now hidden behind a first coat of 'mist' paint, you'll still be able to read it in the walls though.
It feels good to finally be tackling the job which has worried me for so long. If nothing else, the landing and hallway will be fresh and clean, light and bright.