OK - so clever me decided that as my front room had been annoying me for quiet some time (not decorated it since we bought the place 5 and a half years ago) I had enough and last sunday decided it would be a great idea to rip all of the wallpaper off! What was I thinking! and this close to Christmas!
Anyways I have a lovely victorian home. The downfall of which decorating is never an easy task! The previous owners kindly decided to put artex on the wall with the chimney... took hubby a week to scrape it off one alcove! We knew we would have to have the walls skimmed, but when we took the fake wall in front of the fireplace off - yes you heard correct - a fake wall to make the room smaller! - there was nothing but the whole from the original fireplace (maybe one day someone who owns the house after us will open it up and make it pretty again!) and the surrounding red brick covered in chunks of concrete! - More than just a quick skim! Friends to the rescue! one recommended a plasterer they used before who magically we phoned on Friday and today came and gave us a gorgeous flat wall!
Now just to do the woodwork, lining paper, painting and rest of papering and I may well have a very pretty room ready in time for Crimbo! Wish us luck!