I liked the green bath and shelving accessories! Philistine!
Tonight, I was mostly pooping myself on a 50 year old ladder and some warped/wobbly planks.
Bear the ladder and board arrangement looks like A clip from the first few minutes of casualty. If you need to do owt else I have one of those indoor stepladder platform combos you can borrow . it can give a flat levelish platform on steps . we live in Leeds hence the loan offer.
I actually had my phone in my pocket, just in case something went wrong
That's very kind of you thank you; wish I'd asked beforehand now! Hopefully that and the second coat will dry to give a decent edge; if it doesn't though I'll be in touch thanks, as no way am I doing that again.
Amazing the difference 45 litres of paint makes.
Great job! I renovated my last house top-bottom (5 bed Victorian detached - bloody high ceilings!!).
Very impressed so far. The hardest bit is to keep motivated until the very end. The last bits make the biggest difference.
Keep going bear. When's the carpets being fitted, I found that always gave me a serious push deadline wise
Carpet?! Next job is to tackle second bedroom & that toilet you can see, all of which will be a plaster & ceilings down job, again
Thought I'd bump this thread to see how bear was getting on...
Now that you've done a lot, what advice would you give yourself at the start if you could have?
Inspiring stuff, I get the keys to my moneypit/hovel on thursday, so have read this with great interest....
Oh, hello & congrats
I've downed tools for a few months and actually enjoying summer; got a
bit sick of it and I can recommend a break!
What would I do differently?
I wish I was more 'tradesman-wise' at the start, but nothing I could have done to prepare myself really for that.
Other than that, nothing really as all the help here and challenges have been all part of it and experience will help for the next 'push'.
I can recommended taking a break for definite, having more money than I had, taking time to actually live in it and understand what you want where (permanent fixtures etc) and not fretting when the place looks like a deralict shambles, 'cos a plasterer transforms a room!
(Saying that, I've been doing this/living by myself. Pressures may be different if you've got a partner, or may be easier!?)
, taking time to actually live in it and understand what you want where
I get the point of this, though I intend to get a load of messy stuff done before moving in. Are there particular examples where you had planned one thing, lived a bit then changed the plan?
I have a partner, but I think she'll make it easier, as she's as keen to get stuck into doing stuff as I am.
A break sounds like a good plan, will probably take a week or two at xmas to visit relatives etc. so that'll be a chance to get away from the carnage!
Are there particular examples where you had planned one thing, lived a bit then changed the plan?
Pretty much everything so far
haha, ok I get it, what's that quote about no plan surviving contact with the enemy?
I'll provide a better update soon, but today the last ceiling came down.
I am so happy I don't have to do this again. Horrible job!
However, got to clean up tomorrow.
Forgot to mention that if you're doing similar ceiling/plaster removal, invest in one of these. A quick prime & spray every few minutes and minimal dust will be created.
Today I cleaned up.
In other news, I have some doors now and some lighting.
A bit camp.
Mega-camp death star
A bit less camp
Progress may be slow, but it is being done with wages alone!
What you have there is essentially the lighting fixture equivalent of....
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