Monday, June 20, 2011

Painting and cutting a new entrance.

Now that the kitchen walls have been painted it's time to spray the ceiling. The walls have been taped off with drop sheets and masking tape because if you are spraying paint you work walls first, then ceiling.

The ceiling peels have been skimcoated and lightly sanded-again!

And the bathroom ceiling is getting it's coat of white as well.

Mr CH is smiling because he hasn't started yet. Maybe we should give our spray-gun a name. It might be more co-operative if it wasn't called "you stinking mongrel".

This pic below reminded us of the time when we were painting our hallway. It was winter and we had plastic sheeting and a blanket hanging in our front doorway (before we had opened out the veranda again), and in the evening there was a knock at the door by some scared youths wanting to use our phone. They wanted to call the police because a man had chased them around the block and they had lost one of their mates and they thought the man had got him! They must have wondered what sort of crazy neighbourhood was this as they had to duck under ladders and through plastic sheeting into some strangers house after getting a scare, lol.

One of a number of strange tales for us that was cured by the installation of a six foot fence.

Anyway back to the renovations. While the paint is drying Mr CH was eager to cut a hole in the wall. If you remember in The Plan we were going to change the pathway from the front door to the kitchen which means cutting an opening in the wall between the two former bedrooms.

This wall.

With it's lovely patch at the bottom. Sticky tape with gap filler on top. How not to patch a wall.
The only problem the other side of the wall looks like this!

Where did all this stuff come from?( can you tell we don't have a shed, poor Mr CH)

Red, white and blue eyes.

Mr CH measuring where to cut.
Nice legs.

Cutting through the beam to be used again at the top.
To remind me never, EVER dress for comfort! I look pregnant! And dirty! And more like a boy!
(note to self- hide camera from Mr CH if stuck in one spot)

New opening between what will be lounge and dining rooms.
Dividing walls in old Queensland houses go through the floors for extra bracing, so this gap will be patched with a piece of flooring scrap from our house.
Looking pretty chuffed with himself.

Next post I might show some awnings for the outside windows.

Now I need to get out in the sun to thaw out!

See ya.

1 comment:

  1. Wow this is an achievment! I'd be standing and admiring my handy work too. Makes a big difference. Mr CH is very capable with the tools. You do not look pregnant or like a boy.


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