It may not seem like it, but we are still working on our spare bedroom. Progress has been slow (yep, the amazing weather we’ve been having here is our excuse – again) and there are lots of little, very unexciting jobs that need finishing off.
When we last shared an update, you may have noticed a rather large hole right beside the door, around the light switch.
In a slightly weird way, we’ve actually been really lucky. Our house is over a hundred years old and still has the original plaster in every room, so we’d half expected most of it to come down with the wallpaper we’re removing. For the most part, the plaster is actually in a surprisingly good condition and in the bedroom we’re fortunate to only have to sort this small area.
After removing all of the loose plaster and as much of the dust as possible, we then dampened the area to make sure that the new plaster would stick to the wall.
Because it’s so small we used ready mixed plaster to fill the hole. It would have probably taken longer to mix the plaster than to do the whole job!
After filling the hole and smoothing everything as well as well as possible we let the plaster dry for a few days – just to make sure that everything was completely dry.
As with the rest of the walls, we then smoothed over the rough plaster with a skimming plaster.
Then, after a quick sand we could start priming & painting the area.
I’m so glad it’s done. It may not be particularly exciting, but it’s one of those little jobs that just tend to fill up our never-ending to-do list.
The electrics in the room will hopefully be sorted in the next week or so, then we can finally start to decorate!
Do you also have a to do list that’s full of hundreds of little jobs that you never seem to get round to completing?