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Monday, 27 September 2010

A weekend of change and hidden finds....

 We have spent the last 3 days knocking through the doorway between my sewing room and the sitting room.  I have been taking lots of photos to record the change so if you want to browse through feel free.



Friday started with the making up of the door frame to mark out the size of the hole needed.









Then started the knocking off of the plaster...and the dust!









Yes.....DUST! 

Lots of it everywhere...
......but it's pretty much all gone now  :-)

Once the plaster was knocked off hidden surprises were exposed....there had been a doorway here before but it must have been 70 plus years ago because my family have lived here for over 60 years and there was another couple living here before them.  We found two wooden lintels above where the door had been


As the bricks started to be removed the acrow went in to support the weight above.  Bags were filled with the bricks and rubble.  Only about 7 bricks could be put in each bag as they were otherwise too heavy to lift so a huge amount of bags were piled up outside ready to go to the local tip.








Skye thought the dust sheets were for her to lie on  :-)









As all the bricks were removed and the plaster on the other side of the wall the back of the wardrobe in my sewing room was exposed.  I was busy in my sewing room and I could hear my hubby's haste to get the back out of the wardrobe so he could peep through to me  :-)








And of course he wasn't the only one to peep through....I had several 'The Man, The Dog and The Wardrobe' moments  :-)











What's going on Mum?









As the wardrobe was removed the quarry tiles in the old doorway were exposed.




A peep at the chaos in my sewing room....don't forget it all has to be ready for me to work on Monday morning!






A new work surface going in in my sewing room to allow me extra storage underneath  :-)






Well that is all for now folks.  More tidying and organising to go yet but will update on Wed so all my WOYWW can see my new room layout.  Thanks for looking.

5 comments:

Macpurp said...

love all the cairn inspections!

looks like you are getting there, be glad when it is all done I am sure.
love teen x

Twiglet said...

Its almost back to normal as far as I can see - don't know what the fuss was about - lol!!!!!

Shropshire Suz said...

ooh great pics..going to be fantastic
Bet your excited about the new work room look too
Hugs xx

Linby said...

I bet you can't wait to go in and out of one door!
Linbyx

Linda C said...

Your room is already awesome! As for the curtain I like the idea. It can provide some neat beauty for your room yet lift easily up to give you access to your supplies! I'll keep checking back to see what you decide to do! Happy WOYWW Linda #125