January 24th, 2015

This sort of thing amuses me.

Here we go again. The attic office project throws up more work by Bodge it & Scarper. This time it's the good old "Can't be bothered to take the light fitting down from the ceiling before skimming with plaster."

lightplaster
Plaster fossil of the striplight

Why would you do this? It's harder to plaster up to and arround the light fitting. It's a 2 min job to remove the light and a 5 min job to put it back.

Meanwhile in another part of the attic...
doorframe

Another little problem.
The red line shows the top of the door if it's level. But it's not level, the floor's not level the ceiling isn't level, the wall isn't straight, walls don't meet at right angels... All that I can live with, it adds character. It's like one of my favourite pubs, The Jerusalem Tavern, an 18th century former  merchant’s house and clock makers workshop. The pub has panelling that is a hotchpotch of two hundred years, it's not level, straight or evenly spaced, and looks wonderful. Whilst I'm not copying the Jerusalem Tavern panelling, I am aiming for the same feel of age and I guess the wonkiness. Well at least the house is helping with the wonkiness. So the red line shows the level and the architrave above is placed in the "just so it pleases the eye" postion, because if it's placed level it sure as hell does not please the eye.