Almost stripped to the bare bones.
Let me start at the beginning - we've got 6 months work to catch up on!
In the beginning, it was purple, and textured. Just everywhere. Texture. There were two different wallpapers - both textured, the coving was textured, and the ceiling was textured artex. Excuse me while I vomit...
One of the textured wallpapers
The other textured wallpaper - painted purple
The ceiling texture
The "complementing" green carpet
The textured loft hatch - heck if you are going to texture the ceiling you might as well do the loft hatch too right?!
The textured coving
Have we all thrown up yet?
So we stripped the wallpaper - every last inch of it. That took most of January (evenings and weekends) and a good push over easter weekend to get the last bits.
We were then held up when all the plasterers said they wouldn't touch the radiator with a barge pole because it would leak. Hence our April 'holiday' spent replacing all the radiators in the house. Consider all of this enabling works.
So we finally got all the radiators done, and I gleefully called the plasterer to tell him we were all ready and when could he fit us in? August, he said. Oh...
To be honest it's a good thing, as it's allowed us to save the money up to pay for it as the radiator work made a big dent in the budget.
Watch this space!