The restoration saga of the housekeeper's room started in January of this year, when Gregor started building a new wooden sub-floor. You can see how little has survived in this room, with exposed stonework on most walls.
|16th January 2020|
By April, a new window had been installed, the flooring was down and the walls had been strapped and plastered.
18th April 2020
|25th May 2020|
And finally to that paint colour. The surviving bits of woodwork are the architrave and skirting board on the left of the door below. The colour is a light grey/brown which occurs elsewhere in the servants' areas. I got identical mouldings made. These have been painted white for some reason, but you can see that the profile is identical. I will be repainting all of the woodwork a greeny-brown which also appears in the servants' areas, as this darker colour works better with the dark woodwork and gives a consistent look and feel to what has already been restored.
|grey-painted surviving woodwork on left|