Wednesday, 3 July 2013

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of house renovation...

Hint at the 'ugly' on the wall behind...

New Wardrobes and chest of drawers (for our room that we are not doing yet but couldn't let the wardrobes get away)


Old Wardrobes, not the nicest looking things in the world!


What we found behind the old fitted wardrobes...

A wet wall and ceiling with lots of mould

painted with plastic stain stopper paint

that was bursting off in places

and needed completley peeled off

and to add insult to injury in an area that was actually quite dry we found some dry rot.... Now to find a roofer to check whether the roofer a year ago actually fixed the roof (I doubt it since the wall is soaking wet...).

After all this my desire to craft and sew has been non existent and I have been spending a lot of time in the garden weeding, admiring beautiful flowers,

being eaten alive by midges, and having a steak out at the hen coop to stop them eating their own eggs...

Hopefully I will be back soon with something from the craft room :)


  1. Oh my goodness - what a mess that wall was! Hope your roof is ok! I can see why you want to spend some time in your garden admiring your pretty flowers!!
    Hope you have a lovely weekend!

  2. We live in an old farmhouse (and not the "cool" old farmhouse) so the last 10 years has been a constant work in progress...........were still not done but its getting there. btw tea tree oil will stop mold growth.

    1. Will try the tea tree, thanks!


  3. I hear you on the mould... we have it too and it just won't go away. the anti-mould paint doesn't work.