More DIY

September 27, 2012 at 18:04 (Uncategorized)

I used to have, and many people still have, the idea that really old houses are super cool – the history, the high ceilings, the thick walls, weird layout, and all that.  I can now say after some 12 years in a really old house that I no longer have this idea.

Any DIY job becomes something huge.  Small bits of maintenance become large bits of rebuilding and expense.  Case in point – we took out some build in cupboards, usually not a problem except in our case the wall behind the cupboard hadn’t been skimmed.  Now it became an expense unanticipated.  And a more timing consuming job.  Replacing skirting boards for new, small one after replacing the floors resulted in this:

This was the biggest one – I had to pack it full of brink bits and pebbles before I could even think of using PolyFilla.

And this is how it looks now:

It’s almost done – it’s as done as it’s going to get for now.  Sanding and last filling to be done when painting the walls.  Which will happen after the window has been replaced.

Annoying as the whole job was, it does feel nice to know it’s done.  Mostly.


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