When we first moved into our house, about 12 years ago, it was newly decorated, with an extension and front porch added. Very nice for us, as we had been used to living in very old houses. Victorian and early 1900 builds. This house was built in the sixties, so it was a nice change to move into a more modern house, that was newly decorated. Nothing needed doing. There was however, one huge downside for me. Mo didn’t mind, but being a person who’s life was all about colour, the decor would not have been my choice. Dark green was the dominant colour in all the rooms, with brown being the next. I learned to live with it. I had to. Money wasn’t flowing after the move.
This green carpet and huge stone fire surround was here when we moved in.
This is it now, having knocked out the fire surround.
After a while, we managed to redecorate one room at a time, replace a lot of the carpets and remove most of the green from the decor. However….
The bathroom was straight out of the sixties, with a green bathroom suite and brown and green tiled walls. This was a major redecorating job, that we just couldn’t undertake ourselves, so it waited and waited. Finally we decided that it just had to be done and sooner rather than later. We’re not getting any younger and showering in our bathroom would be asking for an accident to happen, the older we got. It’s called ‘forward planning’.
Once we had chosen what we wanted and had the date fixed for the workmen to begin, I decided a photo log of how things were progressing would be a good way of keeping the family updated. They had all asked for photos along the way. The day before they came to demolish it, I took a couple of photos. Trust me, it wasn’t usually in that awful mess, but we obviously didn’t bother cleaning up for the workmen to demolish it. I decided to make a video slide show with music. The music I chose is from the London 2012 Olympic Ceremony. The music of the industrial revolution. Anyway, I thought you might like to see the transformation. Please click the link below and watch it full screen. Don’t forget to have your sound turned up. I hope you enjoy it.