So, over the last couple of weeks work has intensified in getting the bathroom ready for actually bathing in! In the last post we showed you the dismantling of the bar. Owen then took the boards to his workshop to remove the nasty orange varnish and get the boards sorted to put down in our bathroom floor.
There’s a nice view of a porch below! And the picture under here is from the porch looking up into the bathroom-to-be.
Then once the boards were down we had to apply 4 coats of linseed boat varnish, made by a small company in France called Le Tonkinois. Each coat needed 24 hours to dry, but then we were warned at the start of this restoration project to expect everything to take three times as long and cost twice as much!
I think it looks stunning.
Sometimes though sacrifices have to be made.
Yes, that’s an upside down bath on my dining table. It’s a roll top slipper bath and we have painted the outside with (you guessed it – linseed paint). It needed more than one coat and takes longer than the 24 hours it says it takes to dry. But, then we were expecting that…
So my hope is that the next post will be a finished bathroom. We’ve got more coats of paint to apply to the woodwork and the glass panel for the door arrived so will have to be puttied in. But we’re getting close to finishing a room.