Thursday, August 16, 2012

The invisible rug......


OK, so we haven't yet put the new flooring down, and initially we hoped that we could just use these floorboards, but there are too many gaps and bad bits and spaces where the fire was and so it will be covered soon.....but until then we have this painted only around the edges thing going on. Why did people do that? 

8 comments:

Steve said...

Laziness. That's why people do it!

Nota Bene said...

Is it so that you can play noughts and crosses....?

John Gray said...

when we moved into our cottage, the previous owners painted around the wardrobes

Curry Queen said...

Blame the Victorians who invented the fashion, I believe. Sadly, I know quite a lot about floorboards having just sanded two rooms' worth (plucks lumps of dust out of eyebrows)...

sensibilia said...

Umm .... poverty?

About Last Weekend said...

And yet, here in America, people do three applications of goop to get that "over-the-years all sorts of stuff has happened" look. There is lots of paint coming off furniture plus rusted stuff here for sale.

thames_side said...

In the days before fitted carpets there was a gap round the edge so you painted it black.

libby said...

Thanks for your comments everyone....I understand the painting around the rug concept...but black seems so dark and depressing...as soon as possible the new floor goes down!