Rainbows, Flowers and Parrots

There’s a song by Jimmy Webb called “If these walls could speak” that goes –

“If these old halls, Hallowed halls could talk,
These would have a tale to tell, Of sun going down and dinner bell,
And children playing at hide and seek
From floor to rafter,
If these halls could speak….”

Removing the aforementioned painted woodchip was like an episode of Time Team, peeling back layers of the history of the cottage.  Rainbows, flowers and parrots.   I wonder if there were kids who used this room and if there were, where their lives took them.

Looking back – Before and After

One year ago… in the thick of enlarging the 2nd bedroom and putting support in the floor to allow for the new stairs.    It was a voyage of discovery and we know one thing for certain:

We will never EVER buy a place covered in woodchip wallpaper again! 🙂

It is nice to look at it now and appreciate the effort.  We were lucky to know an awesome joiner, architect, electrician and plasterer.  The painting (and woodchip scraping…) we did ourselves.