I decided that the final set of bookshelves in Mark’s future study needed to come down. They weren’t of the best quality and were going to get in the way – the radiator needs to be moved and ideally the wallpaper stripped. It made sense to do it now while we have the skip and builders on hand to make any repairs to the walls.
It was a difficult demolition mainly because of the length of the shelves – each shelf was a continuous piece of timber and it was tricky manoeuvring them out of the room. The room feels a lot bigger now that they are gone.
This wall proved very trying. Once again there was an original paper that had been painted over countless times but instead of it sticking to the wall permanently, it took the top layer of plaster off with it. Joy. This entire wall will probably need to be re-skimmed. Tomorrow I will see if the other walls behave the same way.