The old kitchen ‘soon to be bedroom’ update.

The old kitchen is SLOWLY being transformed into a new bedroom.  We are taking the time to strip back all of the timber walls (tongue and groove).  It’s an incredibly slow and laborious job but it will be worth it in the end.

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We found an interesting message written on the wall under the paint, on the original timber.

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It’s hard to make out in this photo but it says “shouldn’t take us long”….but of course the big question is … what was it that didn’t take long?

Was it nearly ‘knock off time’ and the ‘chippies’ building Pearl’s house were keen to finish the job and call it a day?  After all they may have been in a hurry to finish  as the pubs in Australia closed at 6.00pm back then.507958-bondi-pub StateLibQld_1_42307_Chardon's_Hotel,_Annerley,_ca__1929

The photo above was the closest pub to the house during the time the house was being built.  However it was demolished in 1959 and was replaced with this ugly thing!!!