In our first week as homeowners we began the arduous task of stripping back our blistering door frames and skirting boards, only to discover that hiding under all that bubbly paint there was beautiful wood! In a previous life this wood was exposed and varnished. Before we realised what was underneath we intended to paint all our door frames, skirting boards and windows, but now that we have discovered all this lovely wood, it seems like a terrible shame to cover it up. So it looks like the wood is here to stay! Now we just need to strip the old varnish back, sand it all, and refinish it with a different tint. (And scrape the rest of the skirting boards, door frames and windows in the house…) It’s quite an intimadating amount of work, but we know it’ll be worth it in the end.
You might also have noticed that in the last picture up there, the carpet in our hallway is gone! Over the weekend we began the rather hellish experience of stripping our own floors. But I’ll save that story for another day.
PS I hope you don’t mind being inundated with renovating posts for a little while. At the moment our every spare moment is spent working on our house, so there isn’t much else going on!