So...I am making progress, tortoise style progress.
Square One Design has been very busy over the last few months & this has impacted on the schedule. I have had to send a letter to HRH the Queen to postpone the cutting of the ribbon festooned across the newly decorated door of No 29...
She was cool about it though.
It has been a question of time & money. Or more accurately time or money, both mutually exclusive, both in short supply. However this has led me to take a more philosophical approach to the completion of Frederick Place. Rome was not built in a day. No, no, no...It took time ladies & gentlemen.
I shall start in the Master bedroom...this way please...
I decided to insulate the exposed gable end wall. It was difficult to decorate & was always going to be cold, so I framed & lined the wall with 50mm Celotex. Then clad the wall in 12mm pre veneered oak board & just to be difficult cut everything at random intervals on a 15 degree angle. I hoped the vertical lines would help level a very skewed room (Old Brighton House) & the angles distract the eye from other out of level oddities.
I worked & scribed a 2 mm shadow gap at the sides & ceiling & then lavished a coat of danish oil over it.
You will also note that I have reconditioned the existing sash window which was painted shut. Replaced the cords, calibrated the lead weights, replaced all the architrave & made a solid oak sill/ledge & replaced most of the hardware for new shiny brass.
I have also redecorated the room in a Dulux trade brilliant white, replaced some of the skirting & decorated the wood work in Farrow & Ball Ammonite eggshell. This also includes the door with sparkly new brass hinges. Still lots to do but...its getting there.