Work on the inside of Ruby Spirit's workshop is now under way :)
We both have a tendency to hoard, or should that be 'an inability to throw anything away if it looks like it may have a possible use in the next millennium', and most of it eventually ends up in 'The Shed'! so before we could do anything constructive, everything had to be emptied out into the garden. A few posts on Freecycle, a few trips to the recycling depot and a trip to the metal scrapyard later...we were ready to begin!
All the flaking, crumbling and mouldy white paint that covers the walls has to be scraped and wire brushed to leave a clean surface for repainting or boarding out. Very messy and not very exciting! I'm hopeful/praying that after three weeks work it will be finally finished this weekend.
I knew that the woodworm had been quite rampant in there over the years, but some old shelves that I pulled down turned almost completely to dust. There were so many woodworm holes that the shelves just crumbled. Just a pile of beige dust where the shelves had once been! I'm amazed that the beams holding up the top floor are still in such good condition. Fingers crossed we won't get any nasty surprises.
We know that the rickety stairs and a couple of beams need replacing, so next stop is calling our reliable builder for advice (and a quote) :(
You can read part one of Ruby's Workshop here.