BEFORE and AFTER

Just a quick selection of  “Before and after” photos of the work we have been doing on the old place.

The ceiling was a particular challenge, but got there in the end.

Linda has spent the evening making all the “Before and after” photos.

The next job on the list (At long last.) is the garage, the property came with a double garage that you can’t get a car into, hope to start to remedy that little problem on Monday 🙂

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~ by travelswithmymotorbike on August 6, 2011.

19 Responses to “BEFORE and AFTER”

  1. Well done!

    • Hi PJ,

      Thanks, only took a month lol……..Did u discover anything on LPG yet?

      Cheers,

      Dave….

  2. Such a gorgeous cottage Dave, you and Linda have done so well with your house!!

    • Hi Donna,

      Damn…We wanted the minimalist contemporary look lol…..Thanks Mrs. we were after the Farmhouse/cottage/country look.

      Cheers,

      Dave….

  3. Smart job youve done there mate, why cant you get to the garage?

    • Hi Stan,

      Thanks, the car cant enter the garage because the garage floor has a 9 inch drop to enter it, secondly there is no road or driveway from the main gate to the garage, when it rains the field just becomes a wheel spinning slippery bog lol…

      Cheers,

      Dave…

  4. Great Dave, just great, must of cost quite a bit for that transformation.

    • Hi Graham,

      Thanks matey, no, doesnt cost that much…..We did all the work ourselves, so no labour cost, the biggest cost was probably all the wood…..about 70 pounds, plasterboard about 35 pounds, paint /varnish about 30 pounds, throw in another 50 quid for cement/bricks/nails/screws/cable/sockets/switches/insulation etc……Wood burner was about 120 pounds, furniture etc about 400 quid!!

      Cheers,

      Dave….

  5. Those original walls must have taken quite a bit of filler 🙂 Well done!!

    • Hi Gary,

      Yes indeed, luckily you can buy filler here in large sacks for 4 pounds lol…

      Cheers,

      Dave….

  6. so are you going to make a road out of concrete then, and raise the floor?

    • Hi Stan,

      Yep well guessed, thats plan A, if that doesnt work then I’ll raise the whole floor in the garade…

      Cheers,

      Dave….

  7. Unbelievable, just 185 Pounds to renovate a bomb site room into what you have now (Not including furniture) Amazing!!

    • Hi Graham,

      yeah its about that, even if I’ve forgotten the odd thing here and there, and call it 200 quid, still very cheap for that amount of materials….You just have to love DIY!!

      Cheers,

      Dave…

  8. One of the hard bits was the floors, we were blessed with original wooden floor boards BUT! they were covered in green paint splodges, no paint stripper would remove it ,so we had to painstakingly sand each mark off, then tea stain then varnish twice, the result was very nice and worth the effort.
    Thanks for all your lovely comments x

  9. You must be ready to move again!

    • Hi Uncle Nikos,

      LOL….Move again, I dont think so, this feels like home mate, whereas Turkey never did because of the instability issues and the very high cost of living!!

      Cheers,

      Dave….

  10. Hi dave,
    It’s really good job. I think you can build and sell houses there easily :)))

    Baris…

    • Hi Baris,

      Thanks for the compliment, but I think building and selling houses is better left to the professionals like you and Theo, I take tooooooooo loooooong to finish anything lol…..

      Cheers,

      Dave….

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