The lighter side of life

In recent weeks we’ve see asbestos removal, new boiler, pipe work for central heating and electrics – but the most visible difference is the plastering of the walls and ceilings in the house. When it is freshly applied, plaster is a dark brown, so this hasn’t been the most aesthetically pleasing look, but it certainly…

Another day at the ranch

Each weekend there is something at Auchenard that requires our attention. Today we’re moving some of our deliveries out of the living and dining rooms so that our contractor can strip wallpaper and re-plaster. During each renovation there is a point when you just wish it was all over and Saturday morning could be used…

Seeing brown!

Everything has just turned brown overnight at Auchenard. The plasterers have been working non-stop and all the bedrooms have now been mostly plastered. You can see in the pictures below that some of the walls have now dried out. Pretty cool huh! They will be a lot lighter in colour by the time its all…

Major changes afoot

As I mentioned yesterday we now have a scaffolding tower outside the house. As if the builder want to out-do the roofers we have two inside! Plastering has started in the upper bedrooms, so things will be looking very bleak & brown around here for a while. Bleak and brown but oh so smooth. The…