|The ceiling of what will be the bathroom|
Sunday, January 12, 2014
It’s not that I’ve been slack over the last few months, just not working on Clarabelle. I have been moving into a new home and setting that all up is taking quite some effort. Then there’s the whole Xmas/New Year thing and not much time for working on carriages!
But I did get out to her on the weekend and began slapping a bit of paint around. This is the ceiling of the bathroom area where I’ve replaced the original light fitting with a vent from an old NSWGR carriage. That actually vents to the outside – I thought that will be a useful feature in an area that will occasionally be wet and steamy. This is only the undercoat with sealing of old joints and cracks. There’s at least 2 coats of gloss white topcoat to go on yet but already a lot of the former beauty of the original pressed tin ceilings is shining through.
And this will be the year to put the effort in and get her into shape. October this year will be her 90th birthday and I plan a big BBQ to celebrate with anyone who is interested. Would you like to come along?