Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Pipes in the lounge

The day we moved into this house 7 1/2 years ago, we were simply too excited to be bugged by anything. It wasn't until the next day that the true horribleness of these fitted shelves made of MDF hit home.

Ripping those babies out was one of the most fun things I've done in a long time. Can you guess what ornaments were on them before they went?

Once they were out, they revealed some quirky plumbing. the pipes came across under the floor upstairs, through the ceiling in this alcove, crossed over each other twice before disappearing under the concrete floor and recrossing the house back to the front again. They got ripped out too.

Did they really think painting them chamaelion style would stop anyone noticing?

1 comment:

Lou said...

What were they thinking?! Taking such care over the painting but the plumbing goes to hell? This is what gets called 'epic kludgery' over on thereifixedit.com
As a matter of interest, is there a fixed point in the room where the lines on the pipes meet up with picture rail? If so, that's where the painter stood and had a smoke and thought 'job well done'.