Thursday and Friday last week were build-free as there was a small gap in in the build plan. It was nice to have a couple of days to ourselves and let the cats roam during the day. I also took advantage of the lull to do some sanding and preparation of the kitchen for painting.
JB has been sourcing reclaimed quarry tiles for the breakfast room. They are slightly more orange than the ones currently laid but we think they will blend. They are difficult, and expensive, things to get hold of.
Instead I did some whiting-out with emulsion on walls where radiators are about to be hung. On this wall in the kitchen I blanked out the old blue painted wall that had the silhouette of the dresser that had sat there for decades and had just been painted around. There will be a built-in pantry on the left and the tall radiator on the right.
More whiting out. The hallway. The original radiator has been stripped and resprayed in an historic metallic paint called Old Penny Bronze #35. This is where I found remnants of the beautiful birdcage wallpaper. That wallpaper has inspired me to look for modern birdcage designs that I might use in the house somewhere else.