The wiring was shocking (ha!) and the icicles on the ceiling and general decor were less than gorgeous.
So, rewired the whole house. Gulp.
Stripped the yellow basket-weave wallpaper. Discovered distemper paint, scrubbed it off the chimney breast (took forever). Gave up on the other walls,reluctantly boarded them all.
And the ceilings.
Plastered. The house looked like a cave at this stage. Cold and damp.
Sanded and varnished the parquet floor (see previous post).
Decorated, added picture shelves, reassembled the rooms.
Fast forward to today.
Time for a cold beer/glass of wine.
Phew! Never again.