Friday, August 7, 2009
What a Shocker
As you can see the original bathroom was a shocker, unusable really. That is actually lino on the walls and floor, with no waterproofing at all. The pink paint (used extensively through out the house) was cracking and flaking off the old green paint below. The old linen press was interesting though, under that awful paint is actually some lovely Kauri pine, I will attempt to save this and restore it.
Adam (the builder) is going to strip all the asbestos lining out but I am making a start by pulling out all the lino, the bath, floor coverings and timber trim. Dirty dusty work, must be mindful of the presence of lead in the old paint so a good dust mask is imperative as are safely glasses and some loud demolition music (Rage Against the Machine, Prodigy and little Led Zeppelin.