renovation stage skirtings

Our dining room, before skirtings

 

Fiddly, fiddly, fiddly. However you renovate skirting boards, you can count on a couple of days of your life disappearing. At 93, we sanded, filled and repainted the skirtings (which took forever!), while at No 9 we pretty much had to start from scratch. All of the old boards were either damaged or mismatched, so after buying an entire tree’s worth of pine, we’ve started sealing the building dust back into the walls.

 

renovation stage skirtings

Miter from the side

renovation stage skirtings

And the top

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first thing husband did was create a miter, to help him to cut 45-degree angles ready for the corners to come (thank you four chimney breasts).

 

renovation stage skirtings

Corners like a dream

Next up, he placed all the boards around each room, as a dry run, cutting some in half to fit under tricksy things such as radiators.

 

renovation stage skirtings

Hold it!

Then, using Pink Grip and masonry nails, he attached the skirting boards room by room.

Now it’s down to me to get going on part two! (Painting…).