Wednesday, 3 September 2008

The Spare Room Part II

A big day today as the carpet has been fitted in the spare room. Since the last post we have been decorating. Both walls and ceilings have had three coats of paint, with a bit of filling and sanding before that. Just finished the final coat, last night about 9.00pm and opened a bottle of wine at 9.01pm.

The next job is to make a door and box in the hot water tank. Will probably do this with some reclaimed timber (soonish).

Also move in the first bit of furniture. Paula's aunt gave us an old chest of draws. It was nice but a bit too yellow, so got the belt sander out. Paula did try paint stripper a while ago on one of the draws but it was too slow and expensive. Anyway after an hour or two of sanding, soak it all in woodworm killer. When this had dried, rubbed in some furniture oil.

Will replace the knobs with some others as I can't be arsed to sand them (it would take an age). With that all done I can start thinking of the camper again and get this blog back on track.