Phew, stripping tiles with non toxic paint stripper is a labour of love (and stripping them with toxic paint stripper makes you giddy!)
We're getting along slowly but surely, and I thought I'd show you how we're doing, plus some little features I'd love to revamp. the plan is to paint the blue bits of wall an off white and have a yellow, black and off white scheme.
|80 years worth of paint. First cream, then green which I think may have been clarted on in the '50s, then another cream layer, and two layers of white... chip, chip!|
|Some of the stripped tiles... they still need to be cleaned up|
|Some more stripped tiles, looking rather grubby, I swear they're clean, we just need to re grout them|
Layers yet to be peeled
|a big old wall and beneath the sink... not looking forward to that one!|
|Another wall Pass me my paint chisel... I'm going in!|
|I look at this and weep... we still have to strip all the fiddly nooks and crannies!|
Some Original Features (Or so I believe)
|MMMM art deco towel rail|
|Armitage ware bathroom ceramics. A predecessor to Armitage Shanks maybe?|
|This is a lovely little beading feature which runs along the bath edge... just need to clean it up now|
|A rather grubby 1930s ceramic soap dish begging to be scrubbed|
|We don't have one of these, but I'm keeping my eyes peeled... wouldn't it be wonderful|
But we do have this... the Pièce de résistance...
|Art Deco loo roll dispenser? Done!|
... On that note, I feel it's best to leave.