When not out and about looking for treasure in old houses, we have actually been doing some work to the house, below is a quick Before and after of the spare bedroom and the old writing desk we found.

The bedroom as we found it when I bought the house.

The old desk.

And after…..

The floor was stained using tea (Black, no sugar 🙂 ) as was the table top after much sanding, the skirting boards have been left as is for the moment while I decide if I’m going to stain them or paint them white. Whilst on the subject of skirting boards, these have been stuck on using rapid dry silicon, my masonry drills either melted, shattered or skidded off in all directions when I try to drill in to stone to screw the boards to the wall.

The desk was simply done in the classic French colours of cream and natural wood, Linda spent a whole day and part of the night sanding away to bring the desk back to life.



~ by travelswithmymotorbike on November 25, 2010.

12 Responses to “BEFORE & AFTER”

  1. Dave and Linda:

    you done a top notch job. Hope to view it in person, one day.
    I think I’m going to have to find a Transalp and then sell it. Perhaps some of the Transalp’s carpentry and home refurbishing skills will rub off

    Wet Coast Scootin

    • Hi Uncle Bob,

      A tour of eastern Europe next year? you’ll have to get your dates arranged with Nikos, hes dropping in next year also and McClane now lives here…..4 bloggers in the same village, in the same country at the same time….What are the odds??



  2. Looks great Dave….Only 3 months to varnish one floor lol.

    • Hi Owen,

      3 months to varnish one floor…..Well if a jobs worth doing properly lol…



  3. It’s starting to look really lovely, cant wait for the rest of your house photos to appear.

  4. Looks good!!

  5. Great job mate

  6. Very nice Dave, keep up the good work!!

    • Thanks for that…..Its getting colder here now so work is slowing down or is it I’m slowing down lol…



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