Sunday, January 25, 2009

No birding this weekend for me. It went something like this...




Above - Horrid fireplace, circa 1984, in situ ....



Above - Horrid fireplace yesterday in the hands of our friend, Derek...

Nice. You should see it today! No camera, too dusty....

Still, Sparrowhawk and Buzzard added to my new garden list. Is that allowed when I don't even live there yet?

13 comments:

Tricia said...

Well - that's not something you see every day - a smashing fireplace.

I'm sure you can count the Sphawk and Buzzard - in your "my garden to be" list!

Alan T said...

I've got this image of Jayne coming back and saying 'The fireplace not the whole bloody wall.'

Martin said...

That looks like great fun. We had one of those fireplaces at my parents' house in the mid 80s. Only worse - the stone had been varnished.

Blyth Birder said...

I've been there, done that, great therapy.

Best fun I've had in years - braying all traces of the 70s from the last house.

Pine cladding, brick fireplace complete with plinths for videos and telly, knocking out archways, dismembering saloon style kitchen doors......what exactly were we thinking them days :)

Blyth Birder said...

ps: Martin - the fireplace I removed from the last house was also varnished..........god only knows why :)

Newton Stringer said...

I hate DIY, decorating, anything like that..... but that looks like fun !!

oldcrow61 said...

So funny. One way to get rid of stress, lol.

Stewart said...

Many thanks for all the support all - a few answers here - it was varnished, a nice matt sealant. The whole wall is now looking well, down to the original 200+ year old sandstone. Its not therapy, I'm knackered.No its not fun, its expensive. And as for stress, I woke at 4am this morning thinking 'oh my god what have I done!' heart pounding at twice the speed.
Must take deep breaths....
:)

Tricia said...

I think I lie down in a darkened room for a wee while might be in order Stewart. I'm sure you're glad it's over now though.

Andrew at Quicksilverbirds said...

you've made a right mess of that lovely pink carpet Stewart - you'll never get that clean again, shame it looked a lovely shade too !!

Stewart said...

It'll take more than the Dyson to put that right I'm afraid...

Anonymous said...

Varnish was to stop dust collecting.

Stewart said...

Anon - It failed. Miserably. The whole thing is now under two tons of dust...