Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Wall Coverings

This is what the scullery section of the kitchen looks like now.  The Machinist's love note to Helen is covered 'forever'.  It will remain a hidden secret...These are tall sheets of stainless steel, protected by white plastic, which is peeled off after all the fixing, grinding and glueing is finished.

Through the doorway, you can see part of the area which will be behind the counter, painted in a dark aubergine colour.

Standing in the doorway looking back into the kitchen.  All the framework is covered.  The coving has been added where the ceiling and floor 'meet' the walls.  The electricity box will be - boxed in.

Some supplies that still have to be fitted:

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Prelude to a Wall Covering

The past few weeks have been spent covering the walls in the kitchen with tall, folded sheets of stainless steel, to meet Council regulations

The photo above is the scullery.  All the hardwood framing had to be replaced, as it had convexed and concaved over time, and would have resulted in unlevel walls (which would forever haunt a man like the Machinist), especially as it is now covered with stainless sheeting.  Before the sheeting went up, however, the Machinist wrote something on the wall to the right of the doorway as follows: 

I love Helen with all my heart ...