I have thought about it long and hard and I've decide to turn the bigger one into a lounge room. Yes I do already have a lounge room and it is the room in which I like to relax. Relaxing for me (and I hate to admit this as I'm going to sound really lazy) means that if I've finished with a glass or plate or book I will 'deal' with them when I'm finished relaxing. So often there are a couple of mugs and a plate or two waiting to be dealt with, it honestly doesn't worry me but I am so embarrassed if visitors call in! So to solve my dilemma the new lounge will be my everyday room and the current lounge will become a formal sitting room. What I mean by that is a room which isn't used and kept spotless so when visitors call I can receive them in there. They never have to see my relaxation 'Zone'.
As with all the renovations here I will be doing most of it myself. I can't see the point of paying a man/woman to drive all the way out here and do something I could have done. Don't get me wrong if it is something that involves electricity or something I will call someone. Yesterday I took off a door, removed the door frame and rehung the door and reattached the door frame. I then set about pulling up the carpet, that may sound easy but a room size carpet is heavy and awkward.
That is the carpet folded up and reviling the beautiful linoleum underneath. This made me a bit excited as through out the house when ever I lifted the floor coverings there were newspapers from the year the coverings had been laid. No newspapers in this room :( Next up came the lino. I nosed around the edges and the floor boards underneath looked great. Unfortunately right in the middle in front of the fireplace several boards have been replaced and some sort of oil that burns my skin seems to have been painted around the edges of the old boards. I am wondering if it may be an old treatment for termites? What ever it is it smells and stings! I will be polishing the rest of the floor and I have a large rug that I will put over that section! LOL.
I have enough paint left over from the other rooms that I can use and that is a big saving!