It was long & drawn out… but the built in wardrobes are no more.
(Start to finish in about 4 hours !)
I don’t think I’ve ever seen such an over-engineered construction in a bedroom! Today’s flat-pack offerings are positively fragile in comparison, but on the plus side if you decide you’ve had enough of them they can be removed with little more than a strong push.
These by comparison required removal by force with the use of jigsaws, hammers, pry bar, drills & power screwdrivers. Every piece seemed to be either nailed or screwed to anything it touched – along with plenty of bolts anchoring it all to the surrounding walls. I’m sure our neighbours probably thought I was demolishing half the house, but no… just a wardrobe!
Wardrobes out of the way, attention turned to the second challenge of the day – removal of the multiple layers of wallpaper, top one of which was carrying a couple of coats of paint for good measure.
Looks nice from a distance…
However, its amazing what paint-on-wallpaper can conceal…
So far so good – white base coat = nice and handy to paint over…
Move onto the next wall and… PURPLE walls!?
Looks like more white, but with a lilac “feature” ?
Tomorrow’s plan is to get the remaining wallpaper off and clean up / inspect the walls to find out whether we’re going to be able to “make good” ourselves or if we need the services of a tame plasterer!