We've very nearly done the first room and even though it's only the porch it's one down and 6 to go.
Tom and Joan's porch told a tale of decorating styles over several decades with its anaglypta, plastic wood panelling and more up to date wallpaper.
Now we have this. A clean, bright, maintenance free and more importantly easily cleanable porch. To be honest I wasn't convinced this would look right and there was a little bit of a heated discussion about it, but I have to say I've been proved wrong. OK, I wouldn't decorate the lounge in it, but for a small area it's perfect. We just need to paint the cupboard and it's done.
Aunty Betty also came today which means apart from taking some things to the charity shop, returning Joan's walkers and passing on a few bits and bobs to Tom's brother, the house is now cleared.
Mark has also removed the 3 polystyrene ceiling roses. The squeaky noise was horrible and I was covered in goosebumps while he did this.
The carpet needs to be thrown away, Joan had a couple of accidents on it just before she went into the home, so our plan is to just roll up the rubbish in it when it comes up. Which means we can make as much mess as we like without having to tidy up.
The decorator is coming tomorrow to start on the bedrooms. One wall is painted bright lemon, a colour I actually really like, but Tom always used silk emulsion and I'm definitely a matt girl. Every time I walk in there the wall looks like it's glowing. Tomorrow it's going to be covered in very boring lining paper ready to be painted magnolia which I'm assured is THE colour to paint a house that's going to be rented.