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Stairway to hell...

...Well it's nearly the weekend! YAY! The weather is absolutely gorgeous here at the moment and is supposed to be great all weekend, what will you be up to!?? I will be up a ladder trying to finish the painting of the stairwell and the landing. I've started already after borrowing a set of ladders and let's just say that it was somewhat more dis-coloured than I thought!

I was looking through pics today that I have taken of our flat over the (nearly nine) years that we have lived here and even though I remember it being vile when I look at the pics again it all comes flooding back just how bad it was! Below is the hallway and the landing which makes me shudder! Getting all that thick anaglypta wallpaper off was horrendous, quite how I managed to get it all off in the very high stairwell is beyond me. Oh and that carpet, it still gives me nightmares!! Enjoy...

Below are the three stages of when we had the stairs clad with wood by a local carpenter which was about five years ago now and they still look great. This was after we had taken a wall down which was directly in front of the stairs which had an angle on them so they were patched up at the bottom to straighten them out. It took me forever and a day to stain them...

And finally the stairwell as it is today, half painted and I cannot wait to get it finished. I think the last time I painted it was about seven years ago! So far I have been using the ladders and balancing on one of the ledges but it's impossible to reach eveywhere so I have some scaffolding planks arriving tomorrow.

Why the sudden rush to get it done you may ask?? Well because I have a certain Moooi Random lampshade sat on my dining room table! I went to London last Saturday (after going to a two day 50th Birthday party and getting to bed at 5am on Saturday morning!) to meet up with some great forum friends and my friend Helen had picked up the said lampshade for me and had offered for me to stay at her uber gorgeous house which is to die for! After three days of drinking and partying the thought of getting an 80cm round lampshade across London and all the way to South Wales was filling me with utter dread! After realising I was going to miss my train and a few hairy moments I eventually got it back home and very gorgoeus it's looking too.

Have a great weekend all...

Comments for this entry

Bumpkin on a Swing

Is the lampshade yellow? How about the stairwell, could you paint it yellow for me? Anywho, Happy 50th! Mwah!


It was white once upon a time but has yellowed considerably so I shall say no to actually painting it yellow!
White, white, white and more white.

Me...50!!! How very dare you! I have a few more years to go yet! LOL!

Nick Klaus

You're braver than I to attempt to paint a ceiling like that on your own. I suspect any attempt on my part would end in the hospital. Can't wait to see the finished result.


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