When we moved into the house all the windows looked like this:
Fearing for my daughter's health, and my sanity, we had all new windows fitted in the house and patio doors fitted in the lounge. So, for the last 18 months, the lounge windows have looked like this (see that plaster work cleverly hidden behind the curtain?):
(Yes, that is a bright pink carpet we inherited)
Also, when we moved in the electrical wiring was original 1950s - rubber conduit and no earth. Again, fearing for my daughter's life, as well as our own, we had to have the whole house rewired. Since then, my lounge has looked like this:
We thought we would take the opportunity that rewiring presented to have halogen lights fitted in the lounge ceiling:
Now they all have to come out so that a new ceiling can be fitted in three weeks time.
Today the pink carpet and our old suite are heading off to pastures new in a hostel for the homeless. Then the whole process of transforming the room begins.
I've already chosen the new fireplace:
An awful lot of stripping, sanding and painting needs to take place before it arrives.
Wish me luck!