Monday, 19 August 2013

19th August - I found a room under the stairs!!!

It has taken a long time, and if I recall I have some pictures of the basement as we started the massive clear at the beginning of the year .... And a quick look back through the blogs shows the state of affairs that we had not so long ago



And that was our basement - a no go area that would make the gaza strip seem a welcoming place..  The costumes and the accumulated stacks of "stuff" that we had acquired over the years made the chance of getting the basement back to living accommodation very slight.... 

and so I refer back to the original Blog about Alice - (Alice ?? It is a song about Alice )
http://vollsanger.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/13th-january-2013-who-is-alice.html

Over the months I have made some progress, a little her , a little there - but it always seems that the further you go the less progress you have actually made....

As we got to the Storage are being clear - I thought that we were getting somewhere - but then the costumes had to be returned to stack in the basement - as they  would not do well out in the garage..

But today I went down the stairs from the Kitchen and found a room !!   Indeed - a garden Room !!!

Finally cleared the boxes that needed to be in the house to a pile in the storage basement, and the rest has moved via Morrison's Boxes to the garage.. and this evening we managed to have a nice Gin and Tonic (or two) in the Garden Room ...    With the bar clearly in place.

We may have actually got to the stage where we could invite an estate agent in to look at the house and suggest a price...


The stairwell from the Kitchen - now looking fairly pristine after a white wash on the walls, the stairs still require painting with red to get rid of my excessive enthusiasm in painting the ceiling !!  


And at the base you can just see the wizard - spot light to be added back to the section to light it up as you go down the stairs...

So sadly there is still a pile of boxes in the center of the room, but now a more dignified collection rather than the tip that was there before. Walls and ceiling now re-painted. The room looks like a storage room which could also be a living room if you wanted - which is what I was trying to get/// 

 At least the walls are clean and the cobwebs are (mainly) gone ..


And at the other end, we have a garden room again - and a comely wench at the bar ready to serve the Gin and Tonic...

Look - Floor !! and Walls !!  and a bar !!  asnd chairs - where did they come from !!!
 And in the corner alight that has not seen the shade of day for a while  - and a couple of cuddly toys ....

And of course, dog at feet, time for  a gin and Tonic ....   and a job well done and a day well spent ...


1 comment:

  1. . . . and not a flying pig to be seen anywhere!

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