Thank you, Pondside, for giving me a much better project name than "Room Swapping And Redecorating"! I shall use "The Big Switch" from now on.
Right, let's get on with it. Today, I'll show you the transformation in my bedroom.
This is how it has been looking for the past 6-8 years:
(I say 6 to 8, because I've had the furniture for 8 years but the walls were painted like this only 6 1/2 years ago.)
Small steps first - I emptied the book case one night after work, and it already looked a bit different:
Saturday late afternoon, it looked VERY different:
The computer desk, book case and bedside table have been moved to the Third Room, and the larger of my two sideboards/cupboards has already been moved in from the former living room:
Of course this is not where it is going to stay, but this will be the new living room and therefore its new home. The wardrobe has already been taken apart and will be moved to the new bedroom / former living room today, probably followed by the bed.
We had a bit of an unpleasant surprise when we found one of the corners in this room to be very crumbly. But Friend-who-paints knew the solution and repaired it, so that it can be painted (and papered) over:
Yesterday was a most beautiful day, sunny and - as long as you weren't in the shade and not exposed to the wind - mild.
I had to "flee" - by now, even the kitchen was being "invaded" by stuff that normally does not belong there, such as the wardrobe doors and other bits. I found a sunny spot where I could wait for my Mum without being in the way anywhere else in the flat:
there wasn't much I could do, I decided to leave Friend-who-paints to
his work and went to town and the palace grounds with my Mum. More of
that in one of my next posts :-)